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The Never-ending Life of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

On May 4, 1999, a hit was born—an unkillable one. Twenty years after the song’s release, the band’s songwriter relives the creative process behind it and explores why the sensation has continued to permeate pop culture through memes, YouTube videos, and even an as-yet-unstaged Broadway musical.