Can you believe that it has been 18 years since the Backstreet Boys released their smash hit “I Want It That Way”. I actually can believe it, this one doesn’t make me feel that old because I have been a fan of these guys since the tender age of 5.
If you don’t think that this is one of the greatest pop songs of all time you are out of your mind and you don’t know pop. That simple.
This song got them nominated for a Grammy and got them the top spot on TRL for a very long time.
Even if you can’t appreciate the song you can appreciate the music video. I am still angry I wasn’t one of the superfans that were cast in the airplane hanger. We also need to appreciate the all white outfits and choreographed dancing, things you just don’t see anymore.
Happy birthday “I Want It That Way” although I think it is their most overrated song, I still scream sing whenever it comes on.
Before One Direction were put together on a reality television show, there was O-Town. The band was put together by Lou Pearlman, the guy who found Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC , no big deal or anything.
Anyway, Lou put together the show ‘Making The Band’, where he found five good looking guys who looked the part, could dance, and could sing in perfect harmony.
It was there that the band O-Town was put together.
I feel like over the years people only really focus on Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC when it comes to the 90’s and early 2000’s. Yes, they were definitely the two dominant ones but I think that both 98 Degrees and O-Town have been looked over.
The only reason I am posting this is because, Reese is one of my favorite actresses. No, she is definitely one of my favorite actresses. When I was younger I saw ‘Legally Blonde’ and since then she has been my favorite. That simply.
Well there is a second reason too, I wanted to prove that Reese doesn’t age. This photo was about 20 years ago and she still looks pretty much the same.
Lately I have been really into making lists and I won’t apologize for it, they are quick reads and I have fun writing it.
Today I decided to go through the most underrated Backstreet Boys songs of all time. The boys have been a band since 1993 and became known in the United States in probably 1997 or 1998, before that though they were huge in Germany. Quick history of the boys but I am sure that you knew a bit of that already.
Considering they are the best boy band of all time, yes I will argue this with you for the rest of forever, just contact me on twitter, @WilliKilliams, I wanted to give their lesser known songs some love as well.
Everyone knows their classic hits like “I Want It That Way”, “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”, “The Call”, “The One”, “Incomplete”, “Everybody”, the songs that got a lot of airplay and you still want to dance to when you hear it. I don’t blame you for loving those songs.
Let me take you down a trip down other songs you may enjoy and will probably spark some nostalgia. Yes, three of the songs were actually singles but I never felt like they got the attention that they deserved.
For the record, the Backstreet Boys have always been a vocal harmony group, so get ready for all of that beautifulness to come your way.
Well the pop world was absolutely devastated when NSYNC decided to take a hiatus in 2002, and well never returned from that hiatus. Obviously Justin‘s solo career took off and the rest of the boys tried their hand at different things, but the band never found their way back to each other. Sounds familiar right? I am looking at you One Direction fans.
The band went a very long time without even really talking about each other, but of course they had a small reunion back in 2013 for the MTV Video Music Awards, where they did about a 30 second performance together.
It looks like they have all found their way back to being friends though, something beautiful if you ask me. In my opinion Justin distanced himself a lot from the band so it’s nice that he is back to hanging out with the guys.
Well last night the boys got together to celebrate JC turning the big 4-0, and Justin took a photo to celebrate.
In 2000, Nelly came into the scene with his Midwest flow rapping ‘Country Grammar’ and following it up with the album “Country Grammar” as well.
Well, 16 years later, it is now certified diamond, something that not many albums ever achieve. Let’s put it this way, rappers like 50 Cent and Jay Z have never had any of their albums go diamond. Well, I should say yet because it took Nelly 16 years.
I think that we can all agree that in the early 2000’s Nelly owned the rap game, as strange as that sounds but with songs like well, ‘Country Grammar’, ‘Ride Wit Me’, ‘Shake Ya Tailfeather’, ‘Air Force Ones’, ‘Hot In Herre’, along with duets like ‘Dilemma’ with Kelly Rowland (my favorite former member of Destiny’s Child), and ‘Over and Over’ which brought in country superstar Tim McGraw. I mean, he was all over the place with genres!
Word on the street is that Nelly is trying to make a cross over into country music, so we will see how that goes. His remix of ‘Cruise’ with Florida Georgia Line was a smash hit, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it actually worked in his favor!
Nelly, thanks for being my first favorite rapper ever, but I am still a little salty that you and Ashanti broke up, because you two were my favorite.
So this is not a dream, this is real life. The MY2K tour is going to be absolutely incredible. Not only will 98 Degrees be there but O-Town, Dream, and Ryan Cabrera? What did we do to deserve such a great lineup? Honestly, we don’t deserve a line up like this, that is something that I am sure of but hey, I will accept it and buy tickets as quickly as I possibly can.
Clearly bands are starting to realize that nostalgia is the best thing in the world because they are coming up with awesome lineups and tours. Nothing like some throwback music to really get your day going!
Tickets go on sale Friday April 29th, and I am beyond excited.
I can’t wait for this concert, are you excited?
PARK CITY, KS
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS AT THE MOODY THEATER
MUSIC HALL AT FAIRPARK
REVENTION MUSIC CENTER
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
ST. AUGUSTINE AMPITHEATRE
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPITHEATRE AT THE FL STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Dream is making a comeback! I repeat FUCKING DREAM IS MAKING A COMEBACK!
When I was 10 there was noting more I wanted than to learn all of Dream’s choreography and be able to sing like they did. Of course I am not a singer or a dancer but I tried, all because of these four ladies.
I can remember when they broke up and it broke my heart, but they are coming back together, there is nothing more that needs to be discussed.
Apparently they will be performing at the Mixtape Festival which seems to be a throwback festival of amazing performers. They will be sharing the stage with NKOTB, Paula Abdul, O-Town, and 98 Degrees! I mean I think I need to be there.
This is a blessed day! God bless!
and there just as awesome but not as popular song
Can we agree they had the coolest furniture in their music videos?