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You Get What You Give

October 20, 1998 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 20, 1998
  • Release Date: October 20, 1998
  • Label: Geffen
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 MCA Records Inc.
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  • Duration: 5:00 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000VZSBPK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Flap Jackson on August 18, 2008
The 90s backlash has been ugly, with this not only 90s classic, but music classic being pushed aside since radio chewed it up and spit it back out, 1,000 spins later. It still lives on in the minds of millions of fans who still put this high up on their life's soundtrack.

It's a song that runs on a million trains of thoughts, ranging from karma, to self-appreciation, to celebrity-bashing. It's certainly ground-breakingly awesome, bringing awesomeness to another level not only in the world of pop rock, but music period. Hearkening back to those piano-driven pop ballads of the 70s, this outwardly simple song holds a lot of complexity to it. Just ask U2 guitarist/song-writer "The Edge." When asked in Time Magazine back in '06 what songs he would most like to have written, there was "Wonderwall," and "You Get What You Give." And even though some would say it's a throwback to years gone by, it keeps itself a modern eye, staying relevant not only in the 90s, but also in the 00s.

Then you gotta love those vocals, using the false, and they're just so perfect for the song. And again, it's a throwback to the 70s. As for the last few verses, although some outlets have cut them, I don't really care about them, and they kind box the song in the 90s a little bit too much. Although the way he sings it is great, it's kind of here nor there, didn't need that.

So looking at best 90s songs, this ranks in the top 10, which is pretty impressive considering the litnia of the decade. Once the brutal 90s backlash is over this song and ones like it will once again receive the credit they deserve, but until then, "You Get What You Give" will play on as the soundtrack for a moment in time, forever frozen in splendor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kei. on February 26, 2013
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This song always reminds of Summer and good times ..... I can't compare this band to any others or say much more about them, except that I also heard this song in Surf's Up - the animated film, which I like for some reason, and watch when I'm bummed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Hollis on March 12, 2012
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Great song by great band. Love the pick me up every time I hear it. And, it makes me smile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane on September 26, 2013
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I finally had to buy it because it is one of those songs that you can listen to over and over and not get tired of hearing. Plus it is so uplifting, it makes me want to dance twirling around the room or drive down Pacific Coast Highway in a shiny convertible with the top down on a sunny day! It's a Happiness Song!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Feldman on April 17, 2013
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I love the exhuberance, positivity and energy these guys have. The musicianship and production values are just the cherry on top of this great musical confection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Navy Dad on January 13, 2013
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It is a great driving song. Don't overthink it, just roll with the "poetic" rhythm and enjoy the way it draws you in...
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This song is a unique fusion of many different music styles, combining some of the sounds of the 70's with the commentary of the 90's. In many ways, this song is like one of those books you read over and over again, because each time you do so, something new is revealed that you hadn't noticed before. From lyrics that speak to the "ain't gonna quit doing what I'm doing" rebel inside of us, to some musical "hook" that have a feel of "where have I heard that before, it sounds very familiar", this song invites you to listen to it with an attitude of what will I hear this time? In some unexplainable way, it seems like several songs in one, with each part appealing to a different aspect of your personality, from the hopeful dreamer to the cynical observer. Like Mikey says, "I like it!"
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This song has the most uplifting lyrics of any alt-pop song released in the last 15 years. I only recently bought it after spending the last fifteen years humming along whenever it played and singing the chorus. It's a timeless gem, one of those tunes people will remember years from now as an anthem from our era. If you don't have it, you should.
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