New Radicals (stylized as Иew Radicals) was an American alternative rock band active from 1997 to 1999. The band centered on frontman Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all of their songs. The band’s only other permanent member was keyboardist and percussionist Danielle Brisebois.
The band released one album, 1998’s Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too, an alternative rock album heavily influenced by the rock and soul of the 1970s, containing—among radio-friendly modern rock tracks and love songs—strong criticism of corporate America. The band is known for their debut single “You Get What You Give”, which topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand, became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, was in the top 40 in the US, and the lyrics of which, that insulted celebrities at the end of the song, provided a minor media spectacle
“You Get What You Give” is a 1998 song by the New Radicals. It was an international hit, the first and most successful single from their album Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too. It reached number 30 on Billboard Hot 100 Airplay in January 1999, number 36 on the overall Hot 100 and number eight on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. It also reached number five in the United Kingdom, number four in Ireland, and number one in Canada and New Zealand.