Just in time for holiday song-a-longs, this week’s #indegootrecordrollcall features the #RIAA platinum certification for 4 Non Blondes’ debut & only album in existence, “Bigger, Better, Faster, More!” Released in October ‘92, the set peaked at #1 on the Swiss, Swedish, Austrian, Norwegian, Dutch & German charts while cracking the top 20 on the Billboard 200 at #13. Success of the record itself was solely propelled by the popularity of second single, “What’s Up?”- which hit #1 in 11 countries across globe with success the in the US as well. Although the song is called “What’s Up?,” the phrase “what’s going on?” is prominently used in the chorus. This was done to avoid confusion with Marvin Gaye’s 1971 hit similarly titled “What’s Going On?” The song was included at #94 on VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders” list & singer Linda Perry has gone on to become an extremely successful songwriter for artists including P!nk & Christina Aguilera. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2015 for her contributions.
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