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Within the band, tensions were high as the fear of being a one-hit wonder loomed above them. At the onset, a decision was made to eschew their earlier punk leanings to focus on a more commercially-viable pop sound, leading drummer Kevin Coleman to part ways with the band after the recording sessions. Valentine and Camp worked together to create a vision for Astro Lounge with some input from Interscope. Camp brought a wistful, 60s surf-lounge aesthetic to the music while Valentine brought the pragmatism of industry experience. They ordered Hayes and the band to keep drilling until they hit commercial oil. After months of back-and-forth, each side expressing frustration, Hayes sat Camp down with a copy of Billboard magazine. Together they went through the Top 50 and dissected the songs down to their successful parts. Camp was then charged with writing some songs including all those elements. They were just these kids that liked music, saying that they got picked on a lot.
The song was one of the last tracks to be written for Astro Lounge , after the band's record label Interscope requested for more songs that could be released as singles. In writing it, Camp drew musical influence from contemporary music by artists like Sugar Ray and Third Eye Blind , and sought out to create an "anthem" for outcasts. In contrast to the more ska punk style of Smash Mouth's debut album Fush Yu Mang , the song features a more radio-friendly style. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics , who praised its musical progression from Fush Yo Mang as well as its catchy tone. Subsequent reviews from critics have regarded "All Star" favorably, with some ranking it as one of the best songs of The song charted around the world, ranking in the top 10 of the charts in Australia, Canada, and on the Billboard Hot , while topping the Billboard Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts. Its accompanying music video features characters from the superhero film Mystery Men , which itself prominently featured "All Star". The song became ubiquitous in popular culture, following multiple appearances in films, most notably in the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek It received renewed popularity in the s as an internet meme and ranked as one of the most-streamed rock songs from to in the United States.