Zac Hanson of Hanson chatted with Pop Wreckoning about Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus: Satire is the greatest compliment. I’m just glad people know who we are for our music. When people think Hanson, they think about our songs.
They think ‘MMMBop.’ There are a lot of musicians out there, particularly I think of the young Disney Channel stars now, and people don’t know them for their music. What does Miley Cyrus’ song sound like? I don’t know.
I have absolutely no idea. No offense to the Jonas Brothers, but I have no idea of any of their songs. Absolutely none. I couldn’t sing a song if my life depended on it. Thankfully, we weren’t a part of the Disney Channel, so people didn’t have any opportunity to know us for anything except for being a band.
To be a young guy, I was 11, 12 when we accepted our first Grammy. To be a 12-year-old and nominated for songwriting is pretty awesome. We are super proud of that stuff. ‘MMMBop’ doesn’t represent what we sound like now or what we’re writing about now, but we’re still super proud of that song to play.