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Wheatus: Hand Over Your Loved Ones

Dan Gennoe,, 11 August 2003

WHEATUS' BRENDAN B. Brown may have a whiny voice and sing comical, throwaway songs about mean people, but he's not stupid. Far from it. He knows better than most the three key ingredients to a great pop song: a killer hook, an all-conquering chorus and a sentiment the listener can relate to. And he's acutely aware that even life's winners feel like pitiful, put-upon losers sometimes. Which is why shouting along to 2001's ubiquitous slacker anthem 'Teenage Dirtbag' – where the class geek pulls the prom queen – felt so good.

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