In 2004, a little little song called Penny & Me was released by Hanson with little buzz. The song is much more p0lished than their cheesy pop junk from the late 90's, and it seems the band has fully grown up. The song's title actually doesn't reference a girl named Penny, but is a reference to the Beatle's classic tune, Penny Lane. Taylor Hanson states that the song is about how music weaves through your life and how it ties in to all your loved ones and friends. Hmm, what a nice message. I too believe that music and songs define our lives and link us to certain memories that we've shared with our loved ones. Penny & Me did debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Sales, but failed to chart at all on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. Although it did peak at #10 on the UK charts, and had some life in Norway and Ireland. Hanson is still making music although I doubt we'll ever see them in the spotlight again. They have grown up and now have their own kids who maybe can match their daddies. Taylor even played with the super group Tinted Windows this past year, and I personally felt their self-titled debut album was one of the best I've heard this year. Maybe Taylor Hanson does still have some legs to stand on in the music business. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Ladies and gentlemen.... Penny & Me by Hanson. Enjoy!