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Episode · 11 months ago

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies

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If there was ever a song this podcast was created to discuss, it is this 90s classic Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by the Crash Test Dummies. Is this song a legit hit or Song Gone Wrong? Are the Crash Test Dummies more than just 90s one hit wonders?

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Hey everyone and welcome to songs GoneRong where we, along with you, the fans, decide if these hit songs got it rightor did those songs go wrong? I'm one of your host Drewzacmen anjoining me asalways, is Dave Shultz, Mr Shultz, how are you today Alo drew? I am fantastic,I'm so glad to be with you this evening. Yes and I'm glad you're with me as well,because we're talking about adoozy today boy this one's going to come downto the wire, I think really. Oh, it's going to be it's going to be close okay,but if yeah, if you guys have 't done so already, is make sure he hitsubscribe to our podcast, make sure Yeu get all of our episodes when they comeout which in fact it's twice a week, and if you could also leave us a fivestar review on itunes boy. That would be swell. That would be a great and enmake us happy, and if you do, let me know, and then we can send you, yourvery own songs gone wrong sticker because they're awesome, yes and it's,it would cost you nothing and it's free, and we would just it's Tus our way ofsaying how much we love you and thank Yoa totally, and you just started theshow with a major teaser just so you know you like this one'sgoing to be it's going to be on the wire it's going to be really close, andnow I'm like I'm wondering what's going on here. What are we talking about?Fill me in well before we get there. Okay, now, if you guys want, you canfollow us on twitter. At songs gone actually, twitter, instagram, facebook,they're all at songs gone. If you want to email us, that's fine! We loveemails, SG W podcast at GMLCOM, where you could visit our website, songs gonewrongcom and we also have our playlist up and running on spotify. The songsgone wrong playlist, where we will put the songs that we discuss on ourpodcast. So that way, you guys can kind of hear you know the song we're talkingabout on the following episode and we'll put the songs out a day inadvance of the episode o. That way, you know what we're talking about and canyou know brush up, but this one guys were talking about by the crash test: UN Coul, you saythat again, I'm sorry! I didn't quite hear you. Is this a Chunky? Soup, commercial? No,it's not, Sir! This is the one thousand nine hundred and ninety three classic by the Canadian group crash test,Dummies, nice and it's off the album God shuffled his feet and it waswritten by their Leetzinger Brad Roberts now Dave what are some of yourmemories of this song? Oh I hated it. I could not stand it. I loathed it withevery fiber of my being because I had a friend who, at the time, wanted tomimic the lead, Singer's voice, ind just about every activity known to man.Even to the point. Let's say he was having lunch. He would hold up a sliceof Pie and say once I had a piece, Sir covered pepper Rony, and it tastesreally good and, I would say, shut your mouth IAM, so sick of this song, I'm sosick of your voice. Enough is enough- and I never want to hear the crash testdummies for the rest of my life, but fortunately I paired up with you, andhere we are and I'm giving it a rev visit after all these years. Wow,that's that sounds terrible, that that guy would sink like that. foreverythat'Snot, even the worst story. I even had not not pretending to this song,but to some other music that we will discuss, hopefully, in the futurefuture feature...

...fair enough yeah. I remember this song. I remember thevideo I remember our boy shadow Stevens, announcing on American top forty radio show you knowtalking about this song and in. I also remember how this song is used in oneof the best movies ever made becoming dumber. Okay Yeah. I like the song backthen, but it was interesting because at the time I was getting into heaviiormusic but, like I cannot forget this song in any format. It definitely isone of those songs that sticks. It sticks out and it sticks with you. Itsure does it's kind of like burning your mouth on hot pizza, see I just made it all come together.You sure did oh yeah shadows Stevens, I love shadow stepens he's greet, don'tcome on. Everybody loves shadow, BUT MOVIN E M peaked at number four, which is awesome yeah on the USbillboard, hot one hundred back in April, one thousand nine hundred andninety four, and that song has been streamed over a hundred eleven milliontimes on spotify and crash test. Dummies have over one point one millionmonthly listeners, so they're they're still getting some love, whichis good. So what were some other songs that werearound at that time? So if you look at the the billboard hot one hundred forthat week, back in anerone thousand nine hundred and ninety four somehow atthe number one spot was bumping grind by our Kelly. Wel, he was just he wasjust giving us clues the whole time, Wel yeah yea and we were just wea onerpaying attention. I know we just turned a Blindeye. Oh we're terrible he's Sleadi leaving bread crumbs an were like what are you talking about? Yeah NiceJam, Uhhuh, Oh boy, anyway, number two was the sign from ascof base. Numberthree was without you. Never forget you by Mari Carrey, like I said, was in the four spot by the creshestummies. The number five was the power of love from Selin Deon, some othergreat songs on their chart. WOR CANALOOP fantasia by US three love thatone loser from back was fourteen Returne to innocence by enigma wassixteen. I don't care what anyone says. I love that song and maybe we do anepisode on that one one day we'll see we got some more Aceiv base again attwenty seven with all that she wants. Please forgive me by Brian Adams wasthirty, two all for love by Brian Adams, Rodstewart and STANGAS thirty six boy.I feel like around that time. You would put on the radio that song was alwayson and found out about you by Jim Blossoms was forty one alsoforty fourwas mother by Danzig. I never got a song th. I never knew that song chartedon the hot one hyndred good, worklend yeah, that was my Dancig, was my firstconcert ever by the way. So Oh really yep, yeah, Danzig and Kaius WhiteZombie was supposed to play, but they didn't show up dude to inclementweather, so yeah, so much should be in hardcore white Zombie Yeah. My firstconcert was pretty hardcore as well. It was Christopher Cross and the beachboys, I trade with you. If these were likebubble, gum cards or something I'd be like you know, Lik give me some of thatChristopher Cross, I'm going to give you some Danzig, and it was weirdbecause at that concert he you know he Christopher Cross. Has that one songsaillink, which is mean that's I ea, that's what I lovemaking song. I don'tknow hat is so, and he said as much. He was like someof you here are probably here because of this song and then I was kind of like wait. What and thenI kind of did the math and I as Bor n, one thousand nine hundred and eightyand I'm like wait a minute Christopher, so I don't know yeah it'Sii, that was,he might have been spot on. So I don't know he could have been this is. Thisis very true. Thanks, Mister Bross, I knowt you, we wouldn't have drew. Well, that's true! That's true! Fifty two was pumps ind abump by MC Hammer, good luck, getting that Song outof your head and then atfifty five was dreams by the...

...cranberries. I love that song. Also myfour year old, loves that Song, so that song always makes me happy. So that's apretty good. That's a pretty good minus Ar Kelly. That's a pretty solid listthere you know wit, make me happy drew if you said Seline Deon one more time,because I think this is the second time yeah. She was noted on the charts thison an episode. We've done and every time you say it. I love it got to hearit Salindionh. Thank you. It just rolls off the tongue. Man Sure does. It is good alot of Canadians, though I like it,though I like t, I like the diversity I like it. So one of the things we askyou know how does this song compared to other songs on the album first off, just just wow like I havenever given this album a proper lissen. I probably gave it a quick once throughback in the s but never gave it a proper shot, but right off the back Godshuffled his feet, tharts off with a little funky, beat kind of sounds likefreedom. Ninety actually from George Michael a bit there, but if I candigress a bit here, Dave sure please do. Sir. Now I try to be open minded whenlistening to all music unless it's Brantley Gilbert, because Fuck BrentleyGilbert, but that's the only way to listen the music. I think right justtry to keep an open minds. Sure, and also this podcast forces me to listento new music because o we always talk about like the the songs that wediscuss like we're going to know them, but the the rest of the album we may ormay not. You know, depending on the song, but but this podcast forces me tolisten to new music and, like I mentioned, I never gave this album aproper listen until now, and there is a period where I would be kind of thatold guy screaming in the wind about how music was better n, Tha s and the newmusic sucks and N. maybe it's true. Maybe it's not, but you won't knowuntil you listen. You know and try to listen as much as you can and if youkeep listening to that old music, sure it's good and you know it, but onefeeling I love and I'm you know pretty much addicted to us when you hear a newsong for the first time and they just fall in love with it. Now you can't dothat if you keep listening to the same stuff over and over again and Shere,some songs make you feel like you're listening to it for the first time, Nhomatter how many times you've heard it, but those songs are definitely in theminority like black from Pearl Jam, don't foll over maliseand chains. Theykind of quickly come to mind, glory box, Rom Portis said just ratling these offthe top of my head real quickly those songs kind of stand out, but I urge allof our listeners to try and listen to new music. You can't get that high. Youfeel when you hear a new song for the first time unless ye here songs for thefirst time. So that is the that's. Our songs gone wrong tip of the day yeah, the more you know, that's right,but yeah, and I'm glad that we're talking about this song because I azare-maybe I wouldn't- have listened to this album, but I did- and I honestly I'vebeen listening to it for the last couple days now and as I said earlier,this album really surprises you therre Ike, a good, it's likethey're, really tough to pindown but they're kind of, like an alternative folk in a way bands likethey tell really cool stories in their music. Their lyrics, I think, are donewell, but you get the title track right offthe beginning, Gosh Shoveer, this feed starts that Funky beat a little bitthen an acoustic guitar, but that songs amazing. I love the song, because thisis some stuff I think about like when Brad sings do you have to eat or do youget your hair cut in heaven? I love that song. I think about Weird Shitlike that. I don't know, but a and as with a lot of songs bycrash Ho Tummies the're, in fact not dummies, and they make you think alittle bit and besides deep larics, they also talk a lot about outcasts,which is probably one reason thy. I identify with them so much so is thisalbus good and then we get afternoons and coffee spoons a more upbeat song,although I think it's he's kind of like glorifying living in a nursing home,but that's what they do and then we get that's the third song on the album,after that I like swimming in your...

...ocean, Great Song, about sex, but Ithink it could even be deeper than that. I could probably talk about that songfor an hour but I'll leave it right there, but it's a good song I's deep,listen to it here. I stand before me. Love this one. It's kind of like anupbeat song about someone going to a hospital kind of an interesting Jecttoposition there, I'm actually I'm just going to stop right there, because thisis an album you should listen to, like. I said it's very surprising and D: it'ssurprising in a good way, so guys, listen to God, shuffled his feet by thecrashes stummies the whole album, it's good, I'm telling you they're, not justthe one hit wonder. That's all like. I believe you drew, I'm gonna, believeeverything you just said: okay, I think you're a little worried there might besome doubters out there they're going to reach out to you and say what theHell you talking about. This album is terrible, but I trust your opinion andI do in fact believe you fair enough. I appreciate your faith. It is. It isdeeply appreciated. You got it Katto, so this particular song MMM talks aboutthree kids, one of which gotten an accident and since the accident wasvery stressful, his hair turned white. Now bradra Roberts himself added that he added that in there, since hementioned he was in a few car accidents as a kid himself, so a little a littleclose to home there. And then there was a girl who had birthmarks on her bodyand was ashamed and embarrassed. A change in the locker room, since otherkids would see it and make fun of her now Robert said he himself actually hasa birth mark on his back and was teased about it a great deal when he was alittle kid and he was bullied a lot. So the first two scenarios are kind ofautobiographical there. Although his hair never turned white, okay but yeah,and then we get to the third verse, which was not about Roberts but fromwhat he said was about a girl. He knew whose parents were pendicostalChristians. So it's interesting song and- and Ithink that in general, the songs about empathy, which is something we can alluse more of nowadays and every day for that matter. But you know he gives usthree stories of kids who stick out a bit, but just because they stand out,does it mean we should cast them aside and bullying is bad and we hear atsongs gone wrong to not condone any bullying. In fact, we could not be moreanti bulling here at songs gone wrong, so right, don't Bulle people, pleasedon't. I always like how you really take a deep dive into the lyrics andyou try to interpret what's going on now I mean you did some research to seewhat he thought when he wrote it, but at the same time you kind of Throwinyour own interpretation of what you believe the lyrics are, while I'vebecome jaded in my old age, to the point where I dus blame everything ondrugs. I just say these guys just wrote this during you know a sesh. They werehigh or drunk, or what have you I mean I was thinking before we came on theair. One of my favorite songs is just by Radio head and I'm more apt now tolatch on to a lyric rather than the entire content of the song, or try tointerpret what it means. When I was a kid that's all I would do. I thoughtthey were speaking to me or the scenario was relatable to me in somefashion or the other. Now I'm just kind of looking for a hook.You know what I mean mm so and honestly. I believe this song has them mainly because he anunciates so well,which seems like such a trivial thing to bring up, but, realisticallyspeaking, is kind of fresh thing to hear, sometimes compared to a lot ofthe mumbling or incoherent vocalizing that happenss during the majority ofMusic Yeah. What I I don't know, yeah he's his voice is definitely a uniquevoice like I don't I'm trying to think of other singers, whose voices thatdeep, like Bary White, has a deep voice but other than that. Well, yeah, I wasGonno, say deep or just even like we'l call it like a Broccoli voiceright for some people, just like Broccoli has to grow on you a littlebit like the first time. You might hear...

...something like Tom Waits right, you'regoing to go. Wait this guys a singin. This isn't a singer. You know same thing here where you might think:Oh and listen to the crash ces dummies, and is he really singing or is he talklike that in real life? Does he go in and say? Oh I'm going to go, buy a GallN, the milk at the market or is voice change. You know, so that's where I'm coming from with that, but as far as someone identical to thedeep voice or not even identical but something similar yeah, I guesshe'Syou're hard pressed to find it yeah a good. I like a Wa great, follow upgood one Tu that you basically is soundd like Hou,didn't listen to a darn word. I just said you're like Yeah Huh yeah, so no Ilike Ai, was listen. I'm glad you appreciate the enunciation a why I likeGood Annunciation, and these guys have it in spades, that's for sure yeah theycan anunciate. They can better than anything else. Anything else you wantto get into before. We render our final verdict. No, let's just go rendering. Let'srender away. What do you say? Hey gonna render all over this, so hyes gross.That is, that is yeah by the crash test. Dummies. Do youthink this is a legit hit, or do you think this is a song gone wrong? Well,I did mention. There was a point in my life where, if I had heard that songone more time, I may have went on a rampage or taking a long walk off a short peer nowand a strange role reversal. Normally, I will hear a song that we're coveringon the show and I'll have some really deep nostalgic feelings about it goingin, but then hearing it before we do actually discuss it. I goyou know what it doesn't hold up very well, it doesn't stand the test of time.Here is a complete opposite. This is a song that I don't remember liking, Iactually recall loathing, but upon hearing it again, all these years later,I couldn't be more amazed by how laared and deep the song actually is. Icompared to Lasagna wherin. There are so many components to it and it is sogood and tasty. You kind of want to keep digging in and hope you never findthe bottom. So I'm really shocked and surprised to admit to you today. Thissong is pretty Gosh Tarn't amazing and I think it is in fact a legit hit wow.I I did not see that coming. I thought Youw're going to go the otherway yeah. Well, I was all excited about your teaser. To start the show- and Ikind of you know I threw some some hint outthere that may have implied that I hated the song, which I did you did you.You would think that I still hated the song, but that's not true people change, but you really ponded those seeds. I ama seed planter yeah. I render all over the place. Oh boy, Oh yeah. What are we?What have we started all right? Well, so for me this is one of those songs that I thinkmade our shortlist when we had the idea to do this, show it's one of thosepolarizing songs from the s now I like the Song Back Don, but it wasinteresting because, as I said earlier at the time I was getting into heaviermusic, you know the Grun scene. I was really into rage against the machineWETALICA. I was going down that path, yet this song, somehow still intriguedme, the meaning of the song, I think, is Great d and The way Roberts presents.It is beyond interesting. The music is rather soothing and almost therapeutic.This is one of the many reasons I love NS, music. I know I said to listen toall music and I stand by that. But when you look at decades musically the swere amazing and I think that's because the diversthy you had in the mainstream,you know there's good music. Now I think you just have to look a littleharder to find it, but back then all genres were represented. You Kno, Ifeel, like all genres seemd, to have a...

...fair shake toand, I loved it, but I like the song back then I like itnow and to me thes song, is a legit hit and his album is legit as well. Youknow tre you making a great point here to about the decade and I've said thismany times, so I guess I'm just repeating myself so feel free to hit mewith a wet noodle, but the S. let a lot of acts, get nurtured and develop andsigned, and what have you I don't think would have thrived so much inotherdecades or anywhere else. I mean we're lookinghere today at crashhest Tummyes, but if you think of something like Gigi, ta orcake- and you know- I mean where else o what other age or Era Watthose albums or songs or acts thrived in you know what I mean so yeah I meanGod, I love the Nabs S. maybe I don't know, maybe maybe I'm telling the s forsomething else, brother. You know what I know I agree. You know I feel greatyeah, I mean if, if ID to pick one deck A, I would have said the S, but the s Ithink, definitely had the most diverse music. You know all kinds of differentgenres on the charts. At the same time, it was pretty pretty awesome, plus weyeah, plus we had like a lot of amalgams different kind of stylesmesshing together, Oh yeahle, for the first time I mean it was just it was,it was wild, but you know what we're not here to. I guess wax nostalgicabout the NS per se, because I think we could do that all night right. We probably could yeah yeah all year,but we both agree on this song, which is cool, I'm glad we both enjoy it. Butnow I'm really interested about something else, and you know what thatcould be. What is it Dave? What what did the fans think? Oh, let's find out Dave hm I'll, tell you what this was the closest vote, yet o Ihonestly,I don't think an get any closer than this actually, but the fan spoke andthe final vote. Fifty one point nine percent said: Yes,this is a legid hit wow as toint like a joyga yeah. That's that is not sollymacarony yeah, yes, yesh twit, like a tigger yeah that was, that was a nail biting. It was close tothe whole weigh, so I kind of kept an eye on it and I feel like it was fiftyfifty the entire time so yeah. Fifty one point: nine percent of the listenersaid yes, this is a legit hit yep. Now we got some great feedback to at Gen K.Bernstein said so many misplaced modifiers in that damn song. Okay, gratanalysis. There Gen at Great Song Pod, said that album is dope. I concurd at. Is it mylow one thousand ninehundred ad? Ninety two said weare Dow made a parody of it, so I say legit hit like that crrecteria. I, like that alot yeah yeah at Tis me self. You know said I listento it now and it's shit, but when it first came out, I loved it. I'm sayinglegit hip at Ryan Bom said I don't care what anybody says. That's a great song,stupid, lyric, Pacetcias, hell and immortalize, an one of the great filmsofh the decade or any decade, dumb and Dumber Ryan. I agree with you, sir, andalso that John Denver is full of Shit and last one we have is at seventeencandles said I like the band, I went song gone wrong, not big on novelty orhow this is their defining hit, not a good tag like say: Blind, melons, norain! No rains are well written to no matter how played out it got thes songpeople might small or left, but it's all just silly. So, okay, fair analysis!Well, you know shate it yeah. I know totally. I do appreciate it as well. Ijust think to is I've mentioned on the show before wherein I say you get thosethose rose, tinden glasses. When you remember something and you love it.This is kind of like in reverse right,...

...because you just went on about howgreat the album is you know and that it really opend your eyes to a band.That's been around forever yeah. I don't even know if they're stilltogether, but yet you appreciate their material so much here we are decadeslater. That's Amazi, that's wonderful! You know, so I think a lot of peoplewould have been like me like. If you ask me, what do you think of the song?I've been song gone wrong, hands down. Don't argue with me, I'm going to sayit all day, but then I relisten and I stop, and I think- and I go wow there'ssomething going on here- that I did not appreciate on the first go around. So Ido recommend to anybody who did vote. It's not a hit, give it give it a shot,don't just base it on memory alone, yeah! No! I agree. You know D and it'stough, because they're always busy now any anytime. For that matter, not justyou know the fact we're in he pandemic, but we're always busy right, re adults.You have a lot of stuff going on and sometimes it's tough to like activelylisten to a song like you might have a song gone in a background, but Iremember when I was a kid I used to love, I wou just like throw on tuneswhen I'm like going to bed just like laying in bed. Listening to my SonyDiscman, you know, and I could just actively listen to you know whatevermusic I had on there, but you know- and sometimes I think, that'sthe best way to do it, but y Kno, because then you're really giving thesong a fair shake that it deserves. But you know try to do that. If you can tryto give it a really good, Lissen and yeah you'll be you'll, be surprised,wbut you can find so, in other words those that percentage that really tightvote. We just had to those folks who voted not to hit come on. Now I mean re.Think your oposition people, I'm curious as to why I mean we got some ofthe feedback there, but I'm curious like is it? Were they just? Was itBrad's voice? Like was that, why, or was this song you know or it was he thechorus of HIV going? Was that it I'm just curious as the? Why Yeah? But it'sreally good harmonyay, that's something I also missed at the first take of thistune. You know, I don't think I appreciated it. How well theyharmonized everything and howeverything was insink and aligned, and I don'tknow, maybe that's the case or again like I just mentioned it was like me, Iwas just annoyed by it because it was such a big hit. There were so manyparts of the song, basically based on vocals and my friend mocking it thatjust made it so annoying to I couldn't take it anymore. Do you know what Imean understood: Yeah, yeah MMM. Yes, all right anything else you got tohave. No. I just want to thank the listeners for checking out the show. Weappreciate it. Please give us those reviews, we love them so much. I can'teven express in words how much I love them like my odor right now iscompletely in a good color, so whatever collormakes up a good aura, I'm beaming that stuff I mean it's literally coming outof every little por on my body, so thank you o should probably get thatlooked at, but yeah yeah. Now. Thank you guys and if you do leave us thatfive start view on Itunes, let us know, and then we will have a songs, gonewrong. Sticker sent right out to you. So I could use that to cover up my myora holes. Yeah S, sl plug your oralholes with our songs, Gon rockstickers, hat's a plan. That's it's a solid plan, but yeah anyway guys youcan follow us on twitter, instagram, facebook at songs, gone drop, US anemail, sgw podcast at gmlcom or vis, that our website songs, gone wrongcomand also don't forget to check out our spotify. playlist songs gone wrong,playlist overona on spotify there, so until next time, GARS. Thank you allfor listening to songs, gone wrong and just mead, be nice to each other.

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