90s at 9 "I Will Buy You A New Life"

A Rock and Top 40 success for Everclear and it lead to fulfilling a promise.

Everclear released "I Will Buy You A New Life" as the second single from their 1997 album So Much for the Afterglow. It peaked at #3 on the Hot Rock Tracks chart and also got significant play on Top 40 radio. It hit #20 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart and #31 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. 
When lead singer Art Alexakis's daughter was a baby he and his ex-wife would drive around to look at the big houses in a fancy neighborhood and he would make promises to give her a new life, a better life. After the success of Everclear he bought one of those fancy houses in that fancy neighborhood. 
Behind the song in his own words:

Everclear "I Will Buy You A New Life" 1997

Everclear is playing the Crystal Grand in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, January 26th. Doors open at 7pm. You can win a pair of tickets by texting LIFE to 39327 before noon today (01/07/19).