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post Jun 2 2016, 08:34 PM
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Cast your mind back 19 years to the sound of summer, that hit that was never off the radio. Having trouble remembering? Shall we refresh your Mmmemory?

Back in 1997, three wholesome looking brothers caused a global sensation with their debut single MmmBop, which smashed straight to the top of the Official Singles Chart this week in 1997.

Thanks to a particularly good start to the summer don't let anybody tell you Brits' music purchases aren't influenced by the weather the super-catchy, sunny vibe of the song helped it stay at Number 1 for three sizzling weeks.

MmmBop is the one everyone remembers, but Hanson did go on to have more hits eight Top 40s in all, including a couple of quick comebacks in 2000 and 2005. Their debut album Middle Of Nowhere also topped the chart for a week. We last saw them in 2007, when they just missed the Top 40 with Go.

MORE: See all Hanson's UK chart hit singles and albums

MmmBop has a chart sales tally of 758,000, and was the 11th biggest selling single of 1997. There's still a bit of love out there for MmmBop over 600 of you have downloaded it so far this year.

Here's that week's frankly fantastic Top 10. Click on the image to see the full Top 100.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, it was �� for Eternal, deposed from the top spot after just a week with their one and only Number 1 I Wanna Be The Only One (feat. Bebe Winans). Radiohead's Paranoid Android scored the Oxford band a new personal best at Number 3 it's their highest-charting single to date.

Further down the chart, Gina G returned with Ti Amo and Marilyn Manson was new at 18 with Beautiful People, which would one day become the theme tune to WWE SmackDown.

Let's relive the mmmagic of MmmBop, and prommmise never to do that lammme joke with mmm ever again.

01 [NEW] Hanson - MmmBop
02 [01] Eternal - I Wanna Be The Only One [feat. Bebe Winans]
03 [NEW] Radiohead - Paranoid Android
04 [02] Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)
05 [04] Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close
06 [03] Olive - You're Not Alone
07 [05] Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You
08 [06] The Cardigans - Lovefool
09 [NEW] Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground
10 [NEW] Toby Bourke & George Michael - Waltz Away Dreaming

11 [NEW] Gina G - Ti Amo
16 [NEW] New Edition - Something About You
18 [NEW] Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
22 [NEW] Bush - Greedy Fly
25 [NEW] Korn - Good God
27 [NEW] Daniel O'Donnell - The Love Songs EP
31 [NEW] World Party - Beautiful Dream
35 [NEW] Sounds Of Blackness & Craig Mack - Spirit
36 [NEW] Nothern Uproar - Any Way You Look
38 [NEW] Tindersticks - Bathtime
39 [NEW] Ben Folds Five - Kate
40 [56] Spice Girls - Mama / Who Do You Think You Are

Personal faves from that top 10 have to be Olive and Rembrandts heart.gif big 90s tuunes!
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post Jun 2 2016, 08:37 PM
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You're Not Alone & Closer Than Close wub.gif

SO many classics in that top 10!
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post Jun 2 2016, 08:39 PM
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16 NEW ENTRIES *.*.*.* I miss when we had like 8-12 in the charts, love 'mmmbop' what a classic, eternal wub.gif & marilyn manson. I have that on my wrestling game (very first one I owned) great song!
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post Jun 2 2016, 08:40 PM
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^^^ seconded! I really long for a chart full of new tracks, maybe that's why I'm so obsessed with new entries.
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post Jun 2 2016, 08:42 PM
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Hanson rule. However it seems impossible that this was 19 years ago. I feel old.
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*.* 'you're not alone' wub.gif, 'closer than close' dance.gif & 'six underground' music.gif are my faves~ cheer.gif

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post Jun 2 2016, 11:00 PM
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Lovefool >>>>> wub.gif
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post Jun 2 2016, 11:14 PM
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Aw I love Eternal. If I remember correctly, Eternal spend 3 weeks at No.2 behind Hanson.
So if it wasn't for Hanson, Eternal would have been No.1 for 4 weeks!!

Anyway, it's a brilliant top 10. I love 90's music!
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post Jun 3 2016, 02:55 PM
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'Mmmbop' came close to being #1 when I was born. laugh.gif I ended up with the song that replaced it at number 1 'I'll Be Missing You' instead. wub.gif

So much goodness in that top 10! 'Closer Than Close', 'You're Not Alone' and 'Lovefool' are all sublime.
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If only Eternal weren't there, just because I'd love to see Paranoid Android segued into MMMBop at the top of the charts laugh.gif

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post Jun 4 2016, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE(Dircadirca @ Jun 3 2016, 05:59 PM) *
If only Eternal weren't there, just because I'd love to see Paranoid Android segued into MMMBop at the top of the charts laugh.gif

What a bizarre thought laugh.gif
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post Jun 4 2016, 09:16 AM
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Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground wub.gif wub.gif
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