#44 – Everclear – “Wonderful” – (2000)

I saw Everclear in concert last year and was super excited about it. Then their entire performance was marred by technical issues that Art kept leaving the microphone to try and solve. It was bad. Thankfully, we have wonderful (see what I did there?) studio recordings like this to enjoy. This is one of my favorite songs by the band. It’s a song sung from a child’s perspective who is seeing his parents break go through a divorce. The music is pure 90s alt rock. They don’t write ’em like this anymore.

#122 – Everclear – “Santa Monica” – (1995)

“Santa Monica” was the breakthrough hit for Everclear from their album Sparkle and Fade. It’s relatively simple in nature but catchy nonetheless and proved Everclear would be a fairly reliable alternative band for next few years. In 1997 they released So Much for the Afterglow which contained the singles “Father of Mine” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”