Hanson Explain How Their Sophomore LP Charted the Course For Their Adult Years
by Yasmine Shemesh
Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000, we're writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look back at This Time Around, the stellar second from Oklahoma brother trio Hanson -- who were the biggest all-male pop group in America in 1997, but by 2000 had priorities that didn't include competing with *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys on TRL.
And we won’t go down. It is the refrain of the title track to Hanson’s sophomore album, This Time Around, but it is also a lyric -- like many on that record, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this May -- that speaks to a larger narrative of fighting for something you believe in.
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