MMMBop

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"MMMBop"
Hanson-mmmbop.jpg
Single by Hanson
from the album Middle of Nowhere
Released April 15, 1997 (1997-04-15)
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop rock, teen pop
Length 4:28 (album version)
4:01 (single version)
Label Mercury, PolyGram
Songwriter(s) Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson
Producer(s) Dust Brothers
Hanson singles chronology
"MMMBop"
(1997)
"Where's the Love"
(1997)
"MMMBop"
(1997)
"Where's the Love"
(1997)
Music video
"MMMBop" on YouTube
Audio sample

"MMMBop" is a song written and performed by the American pop rock band Hanson and released as the lead single from their debut full length studio album, Middle of Nowhere, in 1997. The song was nominated for two Grammys at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1998 and is the band's most successful single to date. "MMMBop" was phenomenally successful, especially for a debut single, reaching number one in 27 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Mexico.[1] In the United Kingdom, the song sold 710,000 copies and stayed at number one for 3 weeks.

It was voted the best single of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll, while also topping critics' polls from such media as Rolling Stone, Spin, and VH1, and was ranked number 20 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s", as well as number 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years".

Background[edit]

The song originally appeared on the 1996 independent album MMMBop with a slower tempo, but was reworked as an upbeat pop track by hit producers The Dust Brothers.

Track listing[edit]

"MMMBop" written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.

CD single[edit]

  1. "MMMBop" (album version) – 4:28
  2. "MMMBop" (Dust Brothers Mix) – 4:28
  3. "MMMBop" (Hex Mix) – 3:26
  4. "MMMBop" (single version) – 4:01

US 7" single[edit]

  1. "MMMBop" (LP version) – 4:27
  2. "Where's the Love" – 4:12

US 12" single[edit]

  1. "MMMBop" (Berman Brothers Club Mix) – 5:14
  2. "MMMBop" (Berman Brothers Club Instrumental) – 5:14
  3. "MMMBop" (Soulful Club Mix) – 5:27
  4. "MMMBop" (Berman Brothers Radio Mix) – 3:17
  5. "MMMBop" (LP version) – 4:27

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 24, 1997 – June 7, 1997 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy
featuring Faith Evans and 112
Preceded by
"I Wanna Be the Only One"
by Eternal featuring Bebe Winans
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 1, 1997 – June 14, 1997
Preceded by
"Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
June 1, 1997 – July 27, 1997 (9 weeks)
Preceded by
"I Want You" by Savage Garden
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream number-one single
May 24, 1997 – July 12, 1997
Succeeded by
"Bitch" by Meredith Brooks
Preceded by
"Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)"
by Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
June 14, 1997 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy
featuring Faith Evans and 112
Preceded by
"Can We" by SWV
New Zealand Singles Chart number-one single
June 22, 1997 (2 weeks)
Preceded by
"Vivo per lei- Ich lebe fur sie"
by Andrea Bocelli & Judy Weiss
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
June 22, 1997 (4 weeks)
Preceded by
"Sonic Empire"
by Members of Mayday
German Singles Chart number-one single
June 20, 1997 (1 week)
Preceded by
"Clumsy" by Our Lady Peace
Canadian Singles Chart number-one single
July 14, 1997 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Building a Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan
Preceded by
"Ecuador" by Sash! featuring Rodriquez
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart number-one single
July 12, 1997 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy
featuring Faith Evans and 112
Preceded by
"Blond" by Rainhard Fendrich
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
June 29, 1997 (3 weeks)
Preceded by
"Bailando" by Paradisio
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
June 6, 1997 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Bailando" by Paradisio

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