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"Hanginaround" is a hit single by the Americanmarker rock band Counting Crows. It is the first track on their third album This Desert Life (1999). The song managed to hit number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, being their biggest hit on said chart to this date. It also reached the #17 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, being their last entry on the chart to date.

Track listing

  1. "Hanginaround" - 4:12
  2. "Baby I'm a Big Star Now" - 5:59


The meaning of "Hanginaround" involves lead singer Adam Duritz's early life (around his mid-20s). He was unsure about his future. According to Counting Crows fansite, Duritz says:""So I was sort of ... semicelebratory about that but also [ thinking] 'Where am I going?' It's about a wild time when I was growing' up. Living a bit of a wild life, celebrating that. It's also about being scared that you don't have a future, but I don't think that's a waste. In the end, the guy just decides to continue having fun and to worry about it later. "


Chart (1999) Peak

UK Singles Chart 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 22
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 17
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5



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