Right Now

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Date Aired
June 7, 2017
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Todd plays "Right Now" on the piano.

A one-hit wonder retrospective

Todd: Welcome back to One-Hit Wonderland where we take a look back into the bands and artists only known for one song. Now, I try to hit a wide amount of genres here, but for the most part that means I cover a lot of stuff that's ancient history to me.

[Clips of "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Freak Like Me']

Todd (VO): I came to popular music relatively late in life, so a lot of the songs on here I didn't get to experience, even if I was the right age for it.

Todd: So for once, I'd like to cover a genre that actually meant a lot to me. Yes, today we are going to be listening to Late 90's teeny-bop mall punk!

[Clip of "Right Now", with Todd playing air-guitar]

Mitch Allan: She clings to me like cellophane
Todd (VO): Yeah, I was all into this stuff. [Clips of Blink-182- "All the Small Things" and Sum 41 - "Fat Lip"] These guys ruled the late 90's and early 2000's as far as I was concerned.

Todd: And then Avril Lavigne and Simple Plan rolled out and I realized I was a huge lame-o and started listening to indie rock. [Back to "Right Now"] But for a while, this was my jam. I was all about Blink-182, Sum 41, Eve 6...yeah, they all had numbers at the end of their name for some reason. And of the number bands, we're gonna look at one way down at the bottom of the pyramid.

Mitch: Why, why you always kick me when I'm high
Todd (VO): Now technically, this was not a hit on the Billboard Top 40, but I remember it being played constantly on the rock stations and on MTV. If you wanna know what the year 2000 looked like, it looked like this. Bright shiny colors, not a care in the goddamn world. This was on the Dude, Where's My Car soundtrack, which, yeah, that about sums it up. It was upbeat. It was an innocent time. And yet the band behind it, SR-71, never really ranked very high in the teen punk pantheon. Not like Sum 41, Good Charlotte, The Ataris, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, or the other six billion bands filling out the Warped Tour roster. Which is sad to me because when I listen to this song now, I'm like "This is killer." It's like the perfect summation of the entire genre.

Todd: I mean, I'm not the only one who remembers this, right? [Image of a Google search reading "Sum 41 - Kick Me When I'm High"] No, it wasn't by Sum 41! God.

Mitch: That bitch, it's over
You know I used to be such a nice boy
Before the hit

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