It’s back to the countdown of Rizzo Music’s Top 100 Songs of the 1990s with “The Impression That I Get” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones coming in at number 93. Another One Hit Wonder of the 1990s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones hit it big with their single, “The Impression That I Get”. Mixing heavy guitar riffs with the sounds of several different brass instruments is typical of the band, and it fell on welcoming ears in 1997. It hit #1 on the Modern Rock Charts and topped out at #23 on the Hot 100. The band will always be known for their one hit, “The Impression That I Get” but the success of that song enabled their next two singles, “Royal Oil” and “Rascal King” to crack the Top 10 of the Modern Rock Charts and put ska-punk back on the map for at least a little while.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are a ska-punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. They have released seven albums since forming in 1985, Let’s Face It being the only one that reached mainstream success. If you are a fan of Jimmy Kimmel Live, you might have noticed that lead vocalist Dicky Barret is the announcer. The band went on a short hiatus from 2004-2006 but have since reunited and released a new EP about month ago. The future of the band is still uncertain at this point but it seems that something is drawing them back. They haven’t released a full length album since 2002 but now that they have reunited, there’s a good possibility that we could hear news of a new album in the near future.

The music video is pretty good. It’s again fairly formulaic, but it’s got a lot of energy just like the song. It features all eight band members performing in front of a standard white background. They use some special effects to make it seem as if they are appearing out of no where, and through most of the video some sort of precipitation, likely snow, is falling from the sky. It’s a feel-good video for a feel-good song. Check it out!

Interested in other songs from the countdown? Check out the other Top Songs of the 1990s here