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Ace of Base resurges thanks to 'X-Men '97'

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Ace of Base resurges thanks to ‘X-Men ’97’

Fans are still reeling from last Wednesday’s episode of X-Men ’97, to which Ace of Base provided the perfect soundtrack.

Fans are still reeling from last Wednesday’s episode of X-Men ’97, but the Swedish pop group Ace of Base is experiencing a resurrection protocol with the use of the band’s B-Side single “Happy Nation” in the episode.  The song drops in an emotionally-charged scene as Rogue descends from the ceiling, in her iconic red “date dress” from X-Men comics, where she proceeds to dance in the air with Magneto.  This lends more dramatic flair to the Gambit/Rogue/Magneto love triangle that has been established since the launch of the show.

The track “Happy Nation” is currently sitting in the No. 1 trending spot on Ace of Base’s Spotify Artist page and we are awaiting Billboard Chart information.  Fans took to social media to express how the song choice was exceptional.

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Ace of Base resurges thanks to 'X-Men '97'

Some interesting facts about the song:

  • It was released in 1992, the same year that the original X-Men: The Animated Series debuted.  In fact, it was released just days after the show launched on October 31st, 1992.
  • The lyrics of the song closely reflect that of Xavier and Magneto’s journeys:
    • Ideas by man and only that will lastAnd over time, we’ve learned from the pastThat no man’s fit to rule the world aloneA man will die, but not his ideas
  • “Happy Nation” never charted in America, making it a great find from the creators to showcase.  The top singles from the album (US-version) were “The Sign,” “All That She Wants,” “Don’t Turn Around,” and “Living in Danger”.

X-Men’97 airs weekly on Wednesdays, only on Disney+.

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