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All Star - Smash Mouth



American rock band Smash Mouth released All Star in 1999, coincidentally just a few weeks before The Phantom Menace premiered in theaters. Although The Phantom Menace was not met with critical acclaim, Smash Mouth's song was a smash hit and would be used in actual films like Inspector Gadget and Shrek. As Internet culture continued to evolve from 1999 to the dawn of a new millennium, memes and funny viral videos became more popular. All Star quickly became a catchy bop that was an inspiration for fan made remixes and continues to be so more than ten years after the song was released.




All Star - Smash Mouth



Star Wars itself is no stranger to inspiring countless viral Internet fan made content, from endless Star Wars memes to videos to remixes and more. Characters like the viral breakout star Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian can be found everywhere from bootleg merchandise to a Hamilton-inspired parody song, qualifying the cute green Star Wars character a star on the walk of Internet fame. One of the most endearing aspects of the Star Wars fandom is that there is a never-ending supply of quality fan made materials for anyone to draw from and effectively enhances viewing the actual canon material in theaters and small screens, creating a more rounded entertainment experience. Honestly, it's only shocking Star Wars hasn't been mashed up with All-Star sooner, even if this particular video was made a few years ago.


The 1990s band became an unofficial Bryce Harper recruiter in February, pushing their hometown Giants to land the superstar. But now, with Philadelphia Phillies fans raining boos on Harper amid his weeks-long slump, Smash Mouth has redirected its anger toward the $330 million.


"All Star" vaulted Smash Mouth into superstar status. This perpetually catchy earworm of a track, as culled from the band's triple-platinum June 1999 sophomore album Astro Lounge, ultimately garnered a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Written by the band's founding and former guitarist Greg Camp, "All Star" not only captured the vibe of the times, but it became an instant singalong smash reflecting its intrinsic relatability across the globe. Initially aligned with the 1999 cult-favorite film Mystery Men and the family-friendly Inspector Gadget, "All Star" graced the opening credits of Shrek two years later, catapulting the song into the stratosphere of best-loved tracks that continue to inspire the pursuit of personal growth. "All Star" has also long since become one of the most popular meme-springboard subjects on record, recently inspiring the #SomebodyOnceToldMe trend on TikTok with over 240K videos created using a clip of the song earlier this year.


Sudano started posting his covers with an update of "Imagine" by John Lennon one week ago. After being posted to Reddit, he's gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views and about 24,000 subscribers.


Parts of the song was featured in the third[1] trailer for DreamWorks Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, fitting with a shot of the wishing star falling as seen in the trailer. This is the third time DreamWorks has used the song in over twenty years after being featured in Shrek and was featured in the trailer for Shrek 2 in 2004.


Well, the years start comingAnd they don't stop comingFed to the rules and I hit the ground runningDidn't make sense not to live for funYour brain gets smartBut your head gets dumb


Well the years start comingAnd they don't stop comingFed to the rules and I hit the ground runningDidn't make sense not to live for funYour brain gets smartBut your head gets dumb 041b061a72


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