You Only Get What You Give

The release of a cover of You Only Get What You Give by Pomplamoose last week led me back to the 1998 original by New Radicals.

For a song that has, over the last two decades, seared itself into the uplifting pop cabinet of our consciousness, it’s worthy remembering that New Radicals released only a single album, the one the track appeared on, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too. If that’s gonna be the album on your tombstone, it’s a pretty good one.

The band reunited to perform at the Biden-Harris inauguration; there was a little less limitless youthful exuberance in the lead vocals, but they clearly still got it.