#1 Song May 31 1997

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#1 Song May 31 1997

The #1 Song on May 31, 1997

"MMMBop" by Hanson

On May 31, 1997, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "MMMBop" by Hanson. This catchy pop-rock tune was the debut single from the American pop-rock band Hanson, consisting of brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson.

The Song's Origins

"MMMBop" was written by Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson, and was originally released as a demo in 1995. However, it was the 1997 re-release that brought the song to mainstream success.

The Song's Success

"MMMBop" was a global phenomenon, topping the charts in 27 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. It stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 9 weeks, becoming the longest-running #1 single of 1997.

The Song's Impact

"MMMBop" was more than just a catchy tune; it launched the career of Hanson and introduced a new sound to the late 1990s music scene. The song's success paved the way for future pop-rock acts and cemented Hanson's place as one of the most iconic bands of the 1990s.

Fun Facts

  • "MMMBop" was originally titled "MMMBop (Modern Medium-Size Boy Band Overpowering Opposition)"
  • The song was recorded in just one take
  • Hanson performed "MMMBop" on Saturday Night Live in 1997, becoming the youngest performers to appear on the show at the time

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