"when chicago's alternative-rock station q101 played hanson's latest single last month, listeners loved its hooky melody so much that "the great divide" topped the station's request list for three weeks. the catch: no one knew knew who was behind the tune. "there's a stigma attached to them," says q101's music director, spike, who attributed the song to "a mystery artist" after each spin. "it was the only way to get people to listen." on august 30th, after three weeks of buildup, the station clued fans in. "some said, 'wow, hanson's come a long way!'" says spike. "others said, 'it's hanson? that sucks!'" regardless, hanson's digital sales jumped ninety-five percent, and the band is psyched to have so many new fans. "we're always trying to take people forward," says taylor hanson. "it's exceeded our expectations in chicago, for sure."
on a related note, i just bought the song on my phone for a ringtone, and it says:
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1. Diana Ross