Guys, we have some sad, terrible news to break to you. In fact, you may want to get a whiskey drink, vodka drink, lager drink and/or cider drink. No longer will we be singing the songs that remind us of the better times. Chumbawumba is no longer.
The most fascinating part about this breakup isn’t our new ability to work Tubthumping lyrics into every other sentence, it’s this fact: Chumbawumba has been together for 30 years. Yeah, we maybe should know that. But this isn’t “But I Just Like Chumbawumba”, so it’s news to me.
Also news to me: in “researching” this article, I discovered how many other bands of one hit wonder 90s fame are no longer. Are you a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world? Aqua isn’t. Macarena-ing at a red light? Los Del Rio hasn’t since 2007. Marcy Playground, you better watch your back.
So pour one out (and drink six more) for our friends Chumbawumba. They got knocked down, and they’re not getting up again.
And remember… don’t cry for me, next door neighbor…