What Ever Happened to… Hanson? Yes, Mmm-Bop-Hanson…

Posted: April 9, 2010 by Brian in comedy, funny, music, news
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Yes, I AM talking about those little teeny boppers of 1997.  The Hanson that had everyone humming the tune to that ridiculously catchy, but annoying song, “Mmm-Bop”. They were the Justin Beibers of the 90’s.  You couldn’t believe that as girly as they looked (à la Beiber), girls wanted them.  Ohh, ho ho man, did I hate these mutherf*ckers.  But like I said, they DID have a catchy tune, and even though I would have died before every admitting it back in the day, the song is good.  Maybe I was just being a “hater” because these kids had done something that I, at the time, hadn’t yet in my “Rock Band” days.  For all you younger readers, this is no reference to any music-based video game.  I’m talking about actual instruments plugged into actual amps.  Enough reminiscing though.  So what ever happened to, I-don’t-know-what-a-barber-shop-is-Hanson? Well, believe it or not, Hanson hasn’t really stepped out of the spotlight when it comes to music.  They had some trouble with their first music label after they merged with Island Def Jam records and eventually left them in 2000, after the tremendous success of their first album, Middle of Nowhere, which included that catchy single I mentioned earlier, “MmmBop”.  But Since then they’ve spawned numerous documentaries, and five albums and are set to release their latest album, Shout it Out, in June 2010.

Isaac, the oldest brother, is married (since 2006), with two children and was hospitalized in 2007 for pulmonary embolism but underwent a speedy recovery.

Taylor, the middle brother, also plays in Tinted Windows.  A group comprised of other known musicians like former Smashing Pumpkin, James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger.  In 2002, 19-year-old Taylor was married and so began the baby-popping.  He and his wife have four children–count em’, FOUR children– together, ages 8, 5, 4, and 2.  ::clears throat::

And the youngest Hanson, Zac, at 25 years old married at 20 and now has a two-year old to look after.  The brothers are all co-founders of their own record label 3CG Records.

What do these boys look like today?


They still look like GIRLS! I still love to hate you, Hanson! 😀


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