Album: Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Back before bucket hats went out of style then came back, the New Radicals owned the airwaves with their feel-good track "You Get What You Give." With the industry full of manufactured teenage pop stars, the New Radicals were refreshing, crafting an irrefutable pop hit.
The success of the band was short lived though, and their one big record came with some controversy. The closing lines took some shots at other musical acts Beck, Hanson, Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson. Lead singer Gregg Alexander has said the beef was bait. He prefaces his high-profile disses with more politically charged commentary, which he correctly assumed would be ignored by the media if he name dropped at the same time. The lesson here is if you give it all, people will choose what to get. -Tannis Spencer