Producer: Dennis Herring
Album: Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse was an indie favorite long before Good News For People Who Love Bad Newscame out, but they never really broke into the mainstream. Then "Float On" happened. The song still had the unhinged vocals and the sloppy (but not too sloppy) stylings that we'd heard from the band in the past, but this time they brought in a massive chorus and a feel-good message that immediately caught on.
Longtime Modest Mouse fans cringed over hearing their favorite band on the radio every 20 minutes, but even after heavy TV and radio play, getting jacked for a Lupe Fiasco song ("The Show Goes On"), and being included in the Guitar Hero video game, "Float On" just never seemed to get old.