Monday, December 3, 2012

We love BSB too - Tia

I know we talk about NKOTB a lot. I mean, they have their own label. But let's be clear, although I would act a fool with Donnie if given the opportunity (Hey Boo!) I like BSB as well.

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.

The Call 

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?
Megan: Yeah?
Me: I don't need another life line.
Megan: Why?
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.


Niki said...

If you have never watched "A Night Out With The Backstreet Boys" I beseech you (yes, *beseech* you!) to either find some clips on YouTube or see if someone still has a VCR to play the VHS tape but the guys are SANGING their faces off. Brian, Nick and AJ do the damn thing and Kevin is looking especially delicious!

Here's a taste. Don't say I didn't warn you! LOL

Lei said...

Niki,I own a Night Out on vhs and every now and then I pull that joker out and reminisce (sp?). This is why I always need to have a vcr player. Thank you Goodwill. I am a huge fan so I do know "Stay". I also loovee "Rushed Over Me"-I think that is the name of the song. It is one of their unreleased songs. play it with the speakers loud or earphones on. They could release this now and it would be relevant. They need to sing this song live. Tell me you won't be screaming the words once you learn them.

iggystar said...

True story. The first time I heard "The Call" on my BSB CD I played it on repeat for two hours. It's that good.

Don't feel bad about the song being about dirt, he gets caught! It's a cautionary tale. :D

Christina said...

I also love "The Call", "More Than That" and "Drowning". Some of my other faves are "Get Another Boyfriend" and "Incomplete". I used to play "Get Another Boyfriend" on repeat and make up my own choreography.

I so wish I could've worked at your office for Boyband Thursdays. Would have loved that.

Kesia D. Monteith said...

Have you checked out "The Call" remix with The Neptunes? Please do if you haven't, I played that version to death. And yes, AJ, GOOD LORD, can we please have a freaking JC and AJ duet already!? No, screw the others, don't care, just AJ & JC singing at each other's faces off, thank you very much.