Review: Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun (Rock)

This review covers the pop rock track Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun.

This track was released in 1997 on the album Fush Yu Mang.

The track starts with a high hat and a guitar. A few additional percussion elements come in with a guitar. After that, the vocals come in for a verse. Keys briefly join the track. Additional guitars then come in to the track.

From there, the vocals take the track into a short main chorus. This is followed by an instrumental which includes a brass element.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. Two different keys make brief appearances here. The brass makes a return. The vocals then go into the main chorus briefly. An instrumental section joins the track as some keys join in.

The track then drops back as the vocals take the track into the next verse. Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus with the brass joining the track again. The vocals extend the main chorus. After some repeating vocals, the track then fades out.

If you’ve been listening to some heavier rock tracks for a while, this track can seem like a nice diversion.

The vocals are decent enough. That eclectic nature of the track where different elements drop in and out does make the track more interesting because it gives it a nice variety. In addition to this, the upbeat nature of the track works fairly well.

At the same time, there really isn’t a whole lot here that makes this track stand out from other tracks. As such, it has a very dime a dozen sound to it.

Overall, while this track does have some decent elements here, there’s nothing in this one that makes it all that memorable. The upbeat undertones does give this track a hint of life, though. Unfortunately, this is just one of those tracks you listen to while you look for something else that is interesting to listen to. So, an OK track, but nothing huge.


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