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Hanson by the numbers! -- A statistical homage to the boys behind ''MMMBop''

Has it really been 10 years since Hanson's ''MMMBop'' topped the charts? And did American Idol's Jordin Sparks really declare that it's her favorite song? Well, hey, she's not the only one! EW proudly presents a number-crunching homage to the twee-est of tunes.

40 Estimate length, in inches, of Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson's golden locks combined — circa 1997

9 Highest spot reached by Hanson: The Official Book on a New York Times best-seller list in 1998

$16K Amount Ozzy Osbourne forked over to a charity that same year so his daughters could hang out with the boys for a day

38 Number of times the word ''bop'' pops up in ''MMMBop''

44.8 Millions of times you'd hear that word if you played ''MMMBop'' on a loop for 10 years straight

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints

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