Hang on to your bucket hat! The New Radicals rock band will reunite for the first time in decades on President-elect’s “Parade Across America” TV event after Wednesday’s inauguration.
The band will sing its catchy 1998 youth anthem “You Get What You Give,” known for its empowering lyrics and a music video that featured bucket-hatted lead singer Gregg Alexander and a shopping mall full of kids conquering the adults.
“If there’s one thing on Earth that would possibly make us get the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the tiniest beacon of light in such a dark time,” Alexander said in a statement,.
“America knows in its heart that things will get bright again with a new administration and a real plan for vaccines on the way. That’s the message of the song … this world is gonna pull through,” Alexander continued.
The group broke up soon after its only hit, as Alexander. But the song’s connection to both Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has lured the New Radicals back for one gig only to close out the “Parade Across America,” .
Biden wrote in his 2017 autobiography, “Promise Me, Dad,” that “You Get What You Give” became a coping song for son Beau Biden when he had cancer.
Harris’ husband, second-gentleman-to-be Doug Emhoff, used the song as well ― as walk-on music during campaign rallies.
Twitter celebrated the band’s ever-so-brief return.
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