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1. The New Radicals - 'You Get What You Give'
Most musicians dream of accomplishing what Gregg Alexander pulled off in 1998. "You Get What You Give," the debut single from his new band the New Radicals, became a smash all over the world. Everybody from small children to teenagers to actual old people absolutely loved it. People that hadn't liked a new song since "My Sharona" went out to buy the CD single. They had a truly unique sound and a very cool vibe. "You Get What You Give" was followed up with the single "Someday We'll Know" in May of 1999, but very shortly afterwards Alexander dissolved the band. That was it. Two singles. They went from their initial formation to their huge breakthrough to a break-up in less than two years. Like the Sex Pistols, the La's and Lauryn Hill, their legacy is a single great album. The New Radicals didn't break up for any complex reasons; Alexander just really didn't like fame or success. I accomplished all of my goals with this record," he said in a statement. "The fatigue of traveling and getting three hours sleep in a different hotel every night to do boring 'hanging and schmoozing' with radio and retail people, is definitely not for me."