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Ongoing History Daily: New Radicals, the one-hit-wonder

One of the great one-hit-wonders of the 90s was New Radicals and their song “You Get What You Give” in 1998. There was a single album entitled Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed, Too—and then they disappeared, even though the record and its single were major hits. Then they broke up.

But the story didn’t end there. Leader Gregg Alexander (who basically WAS New Radicals), ended up becoming a successful behind-the-scenes dude, producing and writing material from people like Rod Stewart and Santana. He even won a Grammy Award for this work. So don’t feel bad for Gregg and New Radicals.

He may have had just the one hit, but it was a springboard to much bigger things.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: New Radicals, the one-hit-wonder

  • Still a great tune…. If you need a song to get you into a good mood – it’s a sure thing.


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