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
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.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 1 hr 51 minThree time Grammy-nominated performer Jewel is best known for her charismatic live performances. In this episode, Jewel performs at the historic Rialto Theater with an ethereal backdrop and, at times, is accompanied by a chamber orchestra. In part one of this Soundstage special Jewel not only performs her well-known hits but she also showcases her vast vocal styling by performing standard classics such as Cole Porters "Anything Goes."
Front Row Center
Runtime: 55 minArmed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, this episode highlights her homespun music. In this performance, Colbie Caillat sings her first hit single, “Bubbly,” as well as the love-stricken “Realize.” Caillat continues to impress with her sweet lyrics in “Fallin’ For You” and falls back in love when she performs “I Never Told You.”
Around The World
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minThe Backstreet Boys Around The World lives up to its name: in just 100 hours, the Boys went to Stockholm, Tokyo, Sydney, Capetown, and Rio de Janeiro to promote Black & Blue to the delight of fans across the globe. This is the story of that journey.
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!
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'.
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 recognised 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.
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.”