The Hanson brothers are setting the record straight about their breakout hit song “MMMBop.”
According to the Tulsa trio, most people have been singing the song incorrectly.
"People can't sing the chorus right," Isaac Hanson told New York magazine's Vulture column during an interview that also included his brothers Taylor and Zac. "Most of the time they syncopate it wrong."
The Today Show says the original recording of the song had a much slower tune but was jazzed up when the brothers signed a record deal.
So, Hanson fans, can you sing the song correctly? Check out the two versions below!
During that interview Isaac, Taylor and Zach revealed that the pop song originally had darker connotations.
“It does tap into a theme we've continued to have, which is to interweave relatively serious thoughts — the verses, you know, 'You have so many relationships in this life / Only one or two will last / You go through so much pain and strife / You turn your back and they're gone so fast.' It's not exactly sunshine and rainbows," said Taylor.
"We used to always tease that we write happy sad songs," said Isaac.
"Hopefully over time, the staying power of that song is about the fact that it's more than it looks like at first glance," said Taylor. "That hook is what gets you in, but what's below that is what keeps you there."
Recently the Hanson brothers announced the headliner band for the third annual Hop Jam concert in downtown Tulsa. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are scheduled to hit the stage on May 22.
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