Perhaps the most embarrassing aspect of this pick is that I had to debate between TWO songs on the Middle of Nowhere album. (The other being I Will Come to You–and yes, I can sing every word to both). At the time this came out I was head over heels in a whirlwind romance with someone who was a little less head over heels for me. I know now that the lyrics of three prepubescent church boys, who'd yet to know the touch of a woman, may seem like an unlikely place to find solace but hey, “We all get a little bit weird sometimes”.
Also at the time, my friend and I were totally immersed in the world of ironic pop and kitschy current fads (see this week's album pick to further confirm this). But a funny thing happened on the was to the mmm bop: I actually have a genuine fondness for these songs. I even listen to them at work with my headphones on, although (and this is no joke) if I have to get up I will change the song so that if anyone glances at my screen they won't see that I'm listening to Hanson. I just haven't worked there very long and it's just too much, too soon to have to explain.
Maybe I shouldn't be so embarrassed though. After all, other cool people like them: Gus Van Sant even directed the video for this very song. Of course, that made everyone wonder if he was a pedophile so maybe that's not the best example.