In an era dominated by unwashed rock gods with goatees and affected temperaments, Hanson seemed unlikely candidates for recognition. For starters, they cared less about purging their tortured souls than creating songs that were the aural equivalent of sugar cubes. Secondly, they had the cherubic exteriors to go with the angelic harmonies (bright, beaming faces and boy-next-door smiles), and seemed wholly uninterested in donning a stitch of flannel. Hanson were less than innovative -- their music recalled Bubblegum so sweet it made the New Kids on the Block sound like Alice Cooper -- but their ability to craft a catchy pop tune was so on-the-head that even uninterested parties found themselves singing "MMMBop" under their breaths and trying to no avail to remove the song from where it stuck like glue between their ears. Fact is, Hanson's brand of sticky pop tastes so good going down that it's nearly impossible not to like. And while they aren't pioneers in their field, their success opened a flood gate that allowed a deluge of sugar-obsessed acts to wash away the dingy remains of Grunge.
Hanson Concert Films
Hanson Top Tracks
Girl Power! Live in Istanbul
Runtime: 57 minGirl Power! Live in Istanbul is a two-night concert by British girl group the Spice Girls. The concerts, which were organized by Pepsi as part of the group's sponsorship deal, were performed at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey on 12 and 13 October 1997.
The live feature brings all-time fan-favorite hits as “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Say You'll Be There,” “2 Become 1,” “Spice Up Your Life,” and many more. According to Rolling Stone journalist and biographer David Sinclair, "Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty were the most widely recognized group of individuals since John, Paul, George, and Ringo" With the "girl power" phenomenon, the Spice Girls were popular cultural icons of the 1990s. They are cited as part of the 'second wave' 1990s British Invasion of the US.
Live at Red Rocks
Runtime: 54 minThe Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado a legendary venue that has been graced by rock luminaries from The Beatles to U2 provides the awe-inspiring backdrop for Rob Thomas in one of the most memorable stops on his Something To Be Tour. Featuring the multi-platinum recording artist performing 18 hits from his solo career and Matchbox Twenty, this incredible set also includes a special acoustic arrangement of Smooth and a cover of the David Bowie classic Let's Dance.
Runtime: 50 minFor fans of superstar Jessica Simpson, Dream Chaser is a dream come true. Here's your chance to meet the "Irresistible" young artist behind the hits and discover the real Jessica. Part documentary, part music video and all Jessica Simpson, Dream Chaser combines exclusive and revealing interview footage with behind-the-scenes of her electrifying videos and brings you on-stage on her first tour, the "Dream Chaser" tour, and much more. From rare footage of her very first auditions through her sizzling performance on MTV's "Spring Break," Dream Chaser tracks Jessica Simpson's career from her humble gospel beginnings to the pinnacle of contemporary music and beyond.
Live at the House of Blues: New Orleans
Runtime: 36 minIn this intimate performance, recorded at New Orleans’ House of Blues in 2008, Gavin DeGraw wows his fans with tracks from his self-titled second album (including Top 40 hit “In Love with a Girl”) plus favorites from debut album Chariot.
The Turnaround Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 40 minWestlife live at the Stockholm Globe on May 29th 2004. Tracks include: 'Turnaround', 'My Girl', 'What Makes A Man', 'World of Our Own', 'Flying Without Wings', 'Swear It Again', 'Uptown Girl', 'Tonight' and 'When You're Lookin' Like That'.
A Night Out With the Backstreet Boys
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minA Night Out With the Backstreet Boys is a once in a lifetime concert recorded before 200 handpicked fans in Cologne, Germany. Hear Brian, Nick, AJ, Kevin and Howie with a string section and choir performing fan favorites like you’ve never heard them.
Making The Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minNSYNC's Making The Tour is a sneak peek into the creation of the group's highly successful No Strings Attached Tour, from set design to rehearsal, featuring footage not seen in the original MTV broadcast!
In Session 2004
Runtime: 21 minVanessa Carlton performs live In Session in 2004. The show, I support of her second album, Harmonium features performances of White Houses,” “San Francisco; and “Who’s To Say.”