#97 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Zephyr Song” – (2002)

I remember everyone being excited when the Chili Peppers released their first album in the 2000s. There’s an effect that big artists get their newest single on the radio with no effort at all. It doesn’t even have to be good. If a popular artist releases trash, it still gets played (I want to call this the “Fun.” Effect). The title song and lead single off this album was trash. This song, however, I’ve always kind of liked. It was single #2 and it barely cracked the top 50 on the Hot 100. But it’s very mellow and nice. It redeems them for the rest of the album.

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