Rock Your Block with Sugar Ray & Smash Mouth!

By Scott T. Sterling

Hop in the hot tub time machine and turn back the hands of time with this ultimate Subaru, Nextdoor and Radio.com contest to Rock Your Block!

Enter for your chance to win a private concert and full-blown block party featuring special guest headliners Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth!

The year is 1997. Friends, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer rule the television airwaves, while Nicholas Cage is doing double-duty on the big screen with Con Air and Face/Off competing for summer blockbuster dollars. Even combined, no other movies of the year could touch Leo going down on the Titanic.

Hop in your hot new Ford Escort and flip on the radio, and in 1997 you were bound to hear two bands: Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth.

Sugar Ray blasted onto the radio airwaves with the cool, sun-soaked sound of “Fly,” the easy, breezy tune that soared straight to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for a solid month.

Smash Mouth crashed the party in similarly muscular fashion, dropping the single “Walking on the Sun” in July of 1997 before it too flew to the top of the charts. While it would hit No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart, it could only get to No. 2 on the Hot 100—thanks in no small part to Sugar Ray and “Fly.”

Sure, it won’t dial back the price of gas or give you that rockin’ bod you had in 1997, but having Mark McGrath and Steve Harwell MC the biggest and best throwback block party of all-time? Priceless. Let’s do this!