It first appeared on screen in Mystery Men. But then All Star began to spread...
“Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me...”
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Once upon a time, there was a movie called Shrek. Back in 2001, the world was introduced to the titular ogre, a not-so-jolly green giant, as he literally wiped his arse with the traditional fairytale and burst through his outhouse door. Cue All Star by Smash Mouth, and a generational obsession that ripened with the emergence of mashup culture.
The track was composed two years earlier for Smash Mouth's second album, Astro Lounge, after guitarist Greg Camp was told by their record label Interscope that the new record lacked “a hit single”. Their punk/ska influenced debut, Fush Yu Mang, had yielded Walkin' On The Sun,