I'll admit I was not as into them as I was NKOTB or N'Sync. At least not initially. But I respected their boybandness and bad grammar aside (See: "All I Have To Give") I still gets DOWN (yes GETS down) with BSB.
This was never more evident than the other day when I spent an hour driving through New Jersey doing car karaoke to some of my favorite BSB hits.
I love it when my rental car has a great sound system. Last week I was fortunate enough to get a Nissan Altima. I actually drive one of those in real life. And one of the main reasons for buying the car was the great sound system that comes standard. The factory speakers are incredible. There's no need to upgrade. But if I have the money I may do just that when I buy my next Altima. Because if the factories sound that good, what do the upgraded models sound like?
Anyway, I had my iPod on shuffle and "The Call" came on. IT. WAS. OVER!!!! That song is my JAM JAM JAM!!! Oooh...I may have to go listen to that right now and come back to this post.
BSB car karaoke made me realize that BGLU needs to show BSB a little more love. So in no particular order here are my top 5 favorite BSB songs.
Backstreet Boys - The Call by Stella78
I almost feel bad about enjoying a song about someone doing dirt. Almost. Dirt or not, though...this is my song.
More Than That
*sigh* AJ SANGS!! You hear me...SANGS!! I don't know what old black man's voice AJ stole but somewhere there is an elderly black gentleman walking around sounding like a white dude.
And can we talk about how fine Kevin is in this video. I have to repeatedly tell myself that he is someone's husband. His wife better not EVER get caught slipping...EVER!
I Want It That Way
This song is still so much fun after all of these years. And I still clown the girl in the white shirt who was trying to be sexy and then at the end she turned into a giggly mess like the rest of them. Girl, quit playing. You're not supposed to try to be sexy. You're supposed to be a giggling, screaming mess like the rest of us. Please act accordingly.
If You Stay
Real talk, I'd never heard this track before I met Toya. Like everyone else, I slept on it because it didn't get any radio play. I would have remembered it had I heard on it any station, so the only conclusion I can draw is that it was never released as a single.
But when I tell you Toya and I went bananas when they did it at the NKOTBSB show, please believe me. You could hear the silence of the unknown from the rest of the crowd. It felt like we were the only ones truly appreciating what was going on and the hotness of the song. And all those folks call themselves fans. I scoff at your fandemonium if you don't know this song.
My friend Megan and I used to have Boy Band Thursdays at our job. I'd make mix cds (that's how long ago this was) and we'd sing boy band songs and walk around all day quoting the lines from songs with a dead serious attitude and a straight face.
Me: Hey Megan?
Me: I don't need another life line.
Me: That's not for me.
We worked in a small office and needless to say our boss LOVED Thursdays. (He didn't.)
I know I'm not the only one showing BSB love in the 2010s. Shout out your favorite BSB track in the comments section or via The Twitter.