New Radicals Reunite To Sing 'You Get What You Give' For Biden Inauguration 'Parade'
Hold on to your bucket hat! Rock band New Radicals will reunite for the first time in decades after their inauguration on Wednesday for Joe Biden's TV event "Parade Across America".
The band will sing their catchy 1998 teen anthem, "You Get What You Give," known for its powerful lyrics and a music video starring singer Gregg Alexander and a mall full of kids conquering the adults.
"If there is one thing on earth that could possibly bring us to bring the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the smallest beacon in such a dark time", said Alexander in a statement, via Uproxx.
“America knows in its heart that with a new government and a real plan for vaccines along the way, it will be light again. That's the message of the song ... this world will prevail, ”Alexander continued.
The group broke up soon after their only hit when Alexander quickly became disaffected with the celebrity. But the song's association with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris lured the New Radicals back for a gig just to end the "Parade Across America," Rolling Stone reported.
Biden wrote in his 2017 autobiography, Promise Me, Dad, that “You Get What You Give” became a coping song for son Beau Biden when he had cancer.
Harris' husband, the future second gentleman Doug Emhoff, also used the song - as walk-in music at campaign events.
Twitter celebrated the very brief return of the band.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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