Netflix just added the movie Snow Day to its queue and aside from the title, the main song for that movie brought me right back to the year 2000.
Hoku sang "Another Dumb Blonde," which was SUCH a jam in that day. How could we possibly have forgotten it? And why Hoku didn't make it further than this song and "Perfect Day" in Legally Blonde is just beyond me.
Hoku, formally known as Hoku Ho Clements, was born to Hawaiian music royalty. Her famous father, Don Ho, taught her how to write songs as a child and they'd frequently perform together.
The music video for "Another Dumb Blonde" became MTV's tenth most-requested video the day after it premiered on the network in 2000; the song peaked #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Perfect Day" was released the following year, which appeared in Legally Blonde.
Unfortunately, Hoku was unable to make a second album happen with her then-label Geffen after "Perfect Day" due to disagreements over image and marketing. She turned up again in 2008 with new music on her own label to open up for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour, and in 2018 she decided to return to music with her first Christian EP.
I remember Snow Day being a huge deal during commercial breaks on Nickelodeon because of course Josh Peck was in the film when he was just a little baby. Not a literal baby, but very much a baby Josh Peck. Regardless, Josh Peck was their up-and-coming shining star.
Snow Day also starred Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Chevy Chase, and Iggy Pop, among other names that I honestly don't even know.
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