The dark truth about Hanson's MMMBop

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It was one of the biggest songs of the ’90s but apparently MMMBop by Hanson actually had a hidden meaning. 

The Hanson brothers have revealed that it isn’t the happy tune that you thought it was. 

The trio have spoken to Vulture to celebrate the song’s 20th anniversary and revealed the dark hidden truth behind it. 

Before we get to that though, let's just relive that glorious piece of music from our childhoods.

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“It’s not exactly sunshine and rainbows, but it’s packaged in a way that it’s looking for the moral to the story,” Taylor said.

“I think a lot of people did not (realise that MMMBop is a darker song). And that makes sense. But hopefully over time, the staying power of that song is about the fact that it’s more than it looks like at first glance. That hook is what gets you in, but what’s below that is what keeps you there.”

The brothers were aged just 11, 13 and 16 when the song hit the airwaves and soared to number one in 27 countries back in 1997.

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While the boys have disappeared from our radios, they’ve been busy behind the scenes. 

All three are now married and have 11 kids between them.

They’ve also got their own brand of beer called Mmmhops, yep they went there.

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Written By Jo Macarthur