May 24, 2023 | Admin

Recent weeks have seen Busted team up with Simple Plan and Neck Deep for a series of 2.0 reworkings of their fan favorites ‘Loser Kid’ and ‘Meet You There’. Now the campaign continues with a fresh spin on the concept as Busted team up with HANSON for a brand new version of the American brothers’ 1997 #1 smash hit ‘MMMBop’. It emerges ahead of Busted’s upcoming Greatest Hits tour, which features HANSON as special guests at all shows from September 9th onwards.
A Busted and HANSON collab is such a no-brainer, it’s surprising that it hasn’t happened before. With HANSON joining the upcoming tour dates, the musical collaboration was essential. This new version of ‘MMMBop’ sees both bands bringing their best to the track, with Busted providing fresh lead vocals and a new burst of pop-punk punchiness, while HANSON provide uplifting vocal harmonies and arguably the most memorable hook of the entire ‘90s. Listen HERE.
Busted’s James Bourne says, “It's been such an honour to sing this 90’s classic song with the band who made it 25 years on from original release! To have them as special guests on tour with us in september will be really special too, we're huge fans of Hanson!”
HANSON’s Taylor Hanson adds, “It’s been a thrill to reimagine ‘MMMBop’ with Busted and to see how a song with such history comes to life in a new way. This is a true fusion of HANSON and Busted, we can’t wait to share it.”
And just maybe Busted and HANSON will reunite to perform ‘MMMBop’ on tour…
Tickets for Busted’s 20th anniversary and Greatest Hits tour have been in phenomenal public demand, leading to numerous shows being added to the extensive arena tour and with all dates now either sold-out or with very limited tickets remaining HERE. The line-up is completed by further special guests in the shape of New Hope Club and The Tyne. The dates are:
2nd - Plymouth, Pavilions (SOLD OUT)
3rd - Cardiff, International Arena (SOLD OUT)
5th - Swansea, Arena (SOLD OUT)
6th - Bournemouth, BIC (SOLD OUT)
7th - Brighton, Centre (SOLD OUT)
9th - Birmingham, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)
10th - London, The O2 (SOLD OUT)
12th - Bridlington, Spa (SOLD OUT)
13th - Newcastle, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)
15th - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)
16th - Newcastle, Utilita Arena
17th - Leeds, First Direct Arena
19th - Aberdeen, P&J Live
20th - Glasgow, OVO Hydro (SOLD OUT)
22nd - Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)
23rd - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
24th - Manchester, AO Arena (SOLD OUT)
26th - Cardiff, International Arena
27th - London, The O2
29th - Birmingham, Utilita Arena
30th - Manchester, AO Arena
1st-  Glasgow, OVO Hydro
4th - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
6th - Dublin, 3Arena
8th - Belfast, SSE Arena
10th - London, The O2


Forum Comments


Brittany Bader / Fredercksburg, Virginia, US

1 5

Can't wait to hear this!

Posted May 26, 2023   08:30:30 AM


Tonya Hanson / Tampa Bay, Florida, US

Absolutely love mmmbop 2.. 🔥

Posted May 26, 2023   08:30:44 AM

Noone does Mmmbop better than Hanson featuring Hanson and only Hanson. 

Posted May 26, 2023   09:01:30 AM


Dana Spagnuolo / Plainview, Ny, US

Love it!!! So much 

Posted May 26, 2023   09:18:59 AM


Tina Sweeney / Orlando, Florida, US

I really enjoyed this minus the ending. LOL



Posted May 26, 2023   09:23:21 AM


Frances Hill / Racine, Wisconsin, US

WOW... 💓💓💓

Posted May 26, 2023   09:24:01 AM


Marcela Bianchini / Rio Claro, SP, BR


Noone does Mmmbop better than Hanson featuring Hanson and only Hanson

My thoughts exactly. 🤭

Posted May 26, 2023   09:27:30 AM


Kim Gilliland / Edmonton, Alberta, CA

11 5

The original will always win out in my heart but this is fun! Must have been fun to do this collab with Busted! :) Have fun on tour! Cheers!

Posted May 26, 2023   09:31:22 AM


Jaquaida Kinney / Tampa, Florida, US

I love it.

Posted May 26, 2023   10:18:42 AM

2 1 1

I love it 😍

Posted May 26, 2023   11:15:15 AM


Lisa Conner / BROKEN ARROW, OK, US


It's great guys!!! Of course nothing beats the original, but I really love 2.0!!

Posted May 26, 2023   11:17:30 AM


Jenine Tepsa / Penticton, BC, CA

It’s so good 

Posted May 26, 2023   11:37:30 AM


Laura Thorp / Owings Mills, Maryland, US

It sounds like a celebration of the original in such a fun way. The end is abrupt & the “Look, look, it’s Hanson!” at the beginning is odd…😂 but I love it way more than I expected to. 😍🙌

Posted May 26, 2023   11:44:14 AM


Jessica Jones / Irving, TX, US

I didn't care for the teasers and I didn't think I would like it, but after listening to the whole song, I really like it!

Posted May 26, 2023   11:49:39 AM


Christina Griffin / London, London, GB

2 2 1 10

Absolutely love it guys. Well done. Cannot wait for this live. Just booked more tickets today 🤣🫠

Posted May 26, 2023   11:52:22 AM


Ashley Pesek / Tacoma, Washington, US

Nothing beats the original version but It’s a great jam and u can’t not like it it’s very catchy great job guys love the Mmmbop❤️💚💙in there makes it sound so good 

Posted May 26, 2023   12:41:21 PM


Meghan Cotter / South Weymouth, MA, US

Once I realized the beginning was "Look look it's Hanson" (I missed it the first few times), I was like.... I recognize that.... Weird Al said that when they were on the Weird Al show in '97, so I found the clip on YouTube and it sounds exactly the same so I need to know if they used the clip or said it for fun, or if it's a total coincidence!

Posted May 26, 2023   01:02:13 PM


lorena rodriguez / Buceo, Montevideo, UY

wow....i thougth i wasn´t going to like it, but wow....what a surprise! love it! ❤💚💙

Posted May 26, 2023   01:14:01 PM

Hmm. I don't dislike it, but I'm inclined to agree with Lucie! 

Posted May 26, 2023   02:19:33 PM


Hilary Rooney / TROY, NY, US

Love it! ❤️ 

Posted May 26, 2023   04:00:37 PM

I thought it was really good! But much prefer the original & best! 

Posted May 26, 2023   05:12:39 PM

It definitely brought back that state of being 14 at summer camp….listening to Mmmbop on full blast from my Walkman (YES, a tape!) as the camp counselors granted that hour of chill time before lights out. I loved it for all it represents, and I like the reinvention with the pop vibes….but can it be a true 2.0 if Ike and Zac aren’t on it?! I’m going to have to think about this one.

Posted May 26, 2023   06:21:08 PM

Love, love, love Mmmbop 2.0! Can't wait to hear it live on tour! It's gonna be a huge party! 🩷🥳🩷🥳🩷🥳🩷

Posted May 26, 2023   07:03:15 PM


Lana Halstead / Sydney, NSW, AU

Where's the like button? ❤️

Posted May 26, 2023   07:37:36 PM

I really like the blend of both bands vocals but if Taylor wouldn't have been singing the main parts it wouldn't have been as good.

Posted May 26, 2023   11:45:46 PM

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