Ok, first of all I will come clean and admit that I bought into this boyband hysteria. I was 10 when New Kids* rocked, and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” and “Please Don’t Go Girl” hold a special place in my part. Hell, I still know all the words. When I was 17, I adored *NSYNC. I thought Lance was my soulmate. I went to two concerts. I own both CDs and a European export. Okay? All clean now.
However, as time passes, I realize the error of my ways. Honestly, it was fun to have a crush on *NSYNC. I didn’t have a boyfriend at the time, and it was nice to have imaginary guys to admire and it was cool to think of them as perfect, in my fantasy world. I think that’s why a lot of girls go crazy for them. I resold my two BSB CDs, but I’m still rocking the *NSYNC boys. But I’d much rather listen to Fiona or Cowboy Junkies or Joni Mitchell or even Bob Dylan.
That being said, I cannot stand O-Town or their ridiculously stupid song. Have they actually convinced themselves that Destiny’s Child, et. al., will be around in five years? How can that song possibly have any chance at lasting beyond the next six months? Do they have the dumbest marketers ever? Jesus, my chihuahua could have made a better song choice than that one. I remember Lou Perlman’s last boyband effort, C-Note, and they sucked too. One song, barely made a dent, excluding the pop stations, and then they disappeared. O-Town will no doubt follow their route.
I give it ten months. *NSYNC’s new CD will be a relative flop, their audience will thin out as we all age, and they will deteriorate into dirty old men with bad hair in sex videos.
(*FTR, Jordan Knight is still the sexiest man alive, and I still want to do dirty nasty things to him on 300-percale sheets, and I would gladly donate my left arm to science for one night alone with him.
NKOTB Forever! Rock on!)