Good Monday morning, friends! How’s your day going so far? The lovely Jessi gave me a great idea for Man Candy this week, so I thought we’d do another fun round-up (remember this one and this one…?). It’s safe to say I’m a lover of all things pop culture. And growing up, music was always one of my favorite things. The radio. MTV. Those old-fangled things called casettes. I devoured it all. But a certain genre never failed to make my heart beat a little faster or make me squeal with pure joy. Even some 15 years later, these boy bands still have the power to reduce me to a screaming teenager…
THE BEATLES: The mop-topped foursome were the original boy band. Everyone had a favorite Beatle. Everyone had a favorite song.
Who stole my heart: Paul
My favorite songs: “Please, Please Me,” “It’s Only Love,” “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Something.”
Who stole my heart: Davy
My favorite songs: “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow).”
Who stole my heart: Joey and Donnie
My favorite songs: “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Step by Step,” and “Time Is on Our Side.”
BACKSTREET BOYS: These guys sort of elevated the boy band genre a bit. They had soul and sang from the heart. And, they all had distinct personalities.
Who stole my heart: Howie (and later, A.J.)
My favorite songs: “As Long As You Love Me,” “I Want It That Way,” “The One,” “The Call” and “Shape Of My Heart.”
Who stole my heart: Justin and Lance
My favorite songs: “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” “Bye Bye Bye,” “This I Promise You,” and “Gone.”