Today marks the 20-year anniversary of Len's Steal My Sunshine

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/22/today-marks-the-20-year-annive.html

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20 years? how can this even be possible??

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old

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Song of the summer, 1999. The song to make you forget about Y2K.

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Video shot in Daytona Beach - “The Spring Break Capital of the World”

I have a soft spot for that song… in the pre-melody banter, they mention butter tarts! (Len is Canadian).

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I wonder if Microsoft every hired them to play at MS Build?

I had always assumed that the song had not spread beyond Canada.

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I like that song. It came out when I was 21, just moved in with my girlfriend and dropped out of college and went to work at the dot com. The world was so full of promise!

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Much like the World Series, it’s easy to be number one when no-one else is competing.

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I always feel obliged to post this follow up, even though it’s getting pretty dated.

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I love this song. Still works for Summer.

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God damn it Rob, stop reminding me of my own mortality and post some pictures of bananas instead.

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Dude, I won’t lie, I think that’s a fantastic pop song.

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Through the lens of 20 years and a post 9/11, “post truth” world, the kind of optimism we had at the end of the late 90’s just feels unreal to me. The world was still a seriously broken place, and we had virtually all of the same problems that we have now plus a lot of other things were much worse/being more blatantly ignored, but it felt less scary.

It is a damned catchy tune though.

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Basically the worldwide radioplay hit of summer '99.

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Despite looking like a precursor to Jersey Shore…

There were a lot of great 1999 songs. This wasn’t one of them. Though still less offensive than Every Morning, Livin’ La Vida Loca, All Star, and Mambo No. 5.

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ricky

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Appropriate palate cleanser:

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I hear you. In my tiny corner of the universe things actually turned out great, though. I didn’t get many of the things I thought I wanted, but the things I did get were so much better.