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Theres a musical that only features All Star by Smash Mouth and it is genius

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If youve been on the internet, youre aware of the song All Star by Smash Mouth.

The 1999 track reached number four in the US charts when it was released, but two years later, it was played over the opening credits of Shrek and it cemented itself in our minds and ears forever.

And rightly so – has a pop song ever taught us so many life lessons? (Smash Mouth were right, the years started coming and they really dont stop coming.)

So, in honour of the classic, a musical has been created that not only features All Star by Smash Mouth – it only features All Star by Smash Mouth.

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Smash Mouth are totally on board with the musical (Picture: Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

All round genius Allison Frasca has penned All Star: The Best Broadway Musical, a four-part play that uses All Star for every musical moment.

The blurb reads: A small town. A spunky dreamer. You never know if you dont go.

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Featuring a score comprised exclusively of the song All Star by Smash Mouth, All Star: The Best Broadway Musical features all the comedy and absurdity youd expect, and all the heart and genuine emotion you want.

The play at Davenport Theatre Loft, which has the full blessing of Smash Mouth, follows the story of a small-town girl, Sadie, leaving her home of Nash South (again, genius) to audition for an American Idol-esque show.

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The lyrics to All Star are used for the plot – as Polygon reports, the line finger and her thumb in the shape of an L on her forehead is featured as somebody throwing a loser sign at Sadie; while somebody inspires her to follow her dreams by saying Youll never shine if you dont glow.

Its no surprise Smash Mouth were on board with the musical, as theyre huge fans of the memes inspired by their biggest hit.

Speaking to Tone Deaf, frontman Steve Hardwell said: Love it, I mean we invented the meme and weve embraced social media and its been good for us. You cant fight it, you have to celebrate it.

You know what they say – only shooting stars break the mould.

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