Thinking 'Bout Somethin'

Album: Shout it Out (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Shout it Out, the eighth album by American pop rock band Hanson.
  • The song's music video was shot on March 6, 2010 and directed by Todd Edwards, co-founder of Blue Yonder Films. It was filmed at Greenwood Avenue in the band's hometown of Tulsa. The clip recreated a much-loved scene of the classic movie The Blues Brothers and starred a cast of over 300 local extras together with a guest appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Zac Hanson explained to The News On 6: "The video is essentially recreating 'Shake Your Tail Feather' from The Blues Brothers, a great scene with Ray Charles. It's Chicago in the movie, but it's Tulsa for us."
  • Zac Hanson told the story of the song to AntiMusic: "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'' originally started as a chorus. We didn't know where it was going to go, and it sat around for a long time. In the past, we've had a lot of ideas that have stuck around and you just keep singing them and singing them. The idea eventually came about of it as a kind of 'done me wrong' soul song. Someone found a similar loop to my drum part and we started rocking out to that, and then I went and jumped on the drums. It really came together once we all settled around the idea of what the song was really about. So much of it is based around the groove and chorus, and the verse was just about the attitude. Once we got the attitude of the song, it was easy."

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