No, BuzzFeed, THIS Is the Best-Ever Version of Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ BuzzFeed’s Matt Stopera made quite a bold statement on Monday: “Hanson’s current version of ‘MMMBop’ is better than their 1997 version.” His evidence, this September 2012 Hansen performance: Whether he’s right or not about that is not for me to say — that’s in the eye of the 60,000 beholders who clicked on the post. But what’s clear is that the best-ever version of the song comes from a 1997 Phish soundcheck at Spiaggia di Rivoltella in Desenzano, Italy. Drummer Jon Fishman sings the tune in the style of James Brown. It is glorious. SEE ALSO: • 35 Best Tumblr Pics & GIFs From 1997 • Hanson Plans to Launch ‘Mmmhop’ Beer Brand • The Connection: Bieber/Phish Lovefest Continues at MSG Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chef of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.