From fashion to music, the 90s is making a huge comeback. The decade’s third most popular boy band 98 Degrees (after Backstreet Boys and N*Sync, duh) have returned with their new club-ish track, “Girls Night Out.”
Funnily enough, the song is like my favourite go-to wine, also called “Girls Night Out.” It’s a favourite because this bad boy is $6.75 a bottle and contains more sugar than actual alcohol, which is also how I would also describe 98 Degrees’ new song. By that I mean it’s more style over substance though the alcohol is more than welcomed (if not necessary) when listening to “Girls Night Out.”
Okay, it’s not that bad. I just wanted a chance to allude to “Girls Night Out,” the drink. “Girls Night Out” the song is upbeat and catchy. But let’s all remember that the men of 98 Degrees are all quickly approaching their 40s, are married, and three of the four members are fathers themselves. Needless to say, their musical desires to hold every single woman in their arms is less than authentic. Basically, they’re trying to do what The Wanted are doing right now and it’s kind of freaking me out.
Alas, don’t let my bias cloud up your judgement. Take a listen below and tell me I’m wrong.
LISTEN BELOW: “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” WITH 98 DEGREES
Beware ladies (mostly middle-aged moms): New Kids on the Block are coming for you!
The eighties boy band super group announced on the View Tuesday morning that they will be heading out on the road with none other than the masters of the break-up song, Boyz II Men, and Jessica Simpson’s ex-husband’s boy band, 98 Degrees.
Considering no one in their right mind would shell out money just to only see one boy band try to crawl back to their former glory, the boy band love fest has aptly been named “The Package Tour.” They’re kind of like pizzas: it’s a three for one deal!
The summer long spectacle will mark the first time 98 Degrees has toured together since reuniting last summer.
The 30-show tour kicks off on May 31, 2013 in Uncasville, Conn. and will include three Canadian shows in Ottawa (June 4), Montreal (June 6) and in Toronto (June 7).
Before One Direction, The Wanted and Big Time Rush, one of the hottest boy bands in the music scene was none other than 98 Degrees.
Making their reunion official on August 17 with a special performance on ‘TODAY’, the boy group consisting of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons treated fans to live renditions of ‘The Hardest Thing’, ‘Because of You’, ‘I Do’ and ‘Invisible Man.’ The concert, marked the group’s first television appearance in over 10 years.
“In the 10 years since our last performance as 98 Degrees we’ve each achieved personal success and grown as individuals, while remaining a close-knit family,” the band said in a press release in July. “We have also been fortunate to have the support and enduring love of our fans every step of the way. With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party, so whether you tune in to the ‘Today Show’ or join us at the MixTape Festival, everyone’s invited.”
EEEEEE! How exciting is this? As a 90s child, a 98 Degrees reunion will certainly bring back some nostalgic feelings. Now if only N Sync would get back together…that would just be the cherry on top.
Watch them perform below!
PopEater reports that Jeff has actually extended his gig two times. Initially the job was supposed to end on June 5, and then it was pushed to June 19. However Jeff will continue dancing throughout the summer at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas.
With the music business in turmoil and royalty checks not being what they used to, musicians are having to find new ways to make a buck. Good on Jeff for being so “creative.”
TMZ reports Timmons will be appearing at the Vegas club for a special 4 week run in May. No word if Nick Lachey will be joining him.
Good on Timmons for diversifying his resume. Nothing makes you more credible as an artist than a run at Chippendales.
It’s unclear whether Nick Lachey had chosen a title for his second solo CD before or after his split with Jessica Simpson.
But that doesn?t matter because “What’s Left of Me” suits both Lachey’s life before Simpson and after it. The title could refer to what’s left of the singer after his marriage fell apart, or could refer to after how his career fell apart after his boy band 98 Degrees split up.
“What’s Left of Me” is full of songs that only tweens and teens would find interesting. It’s an album about how much someone broke his heart, and to the untrained ear sounds like any other Backstreet Boys album.
Which is too bad because out of all of the boys in boy bands in the late 90s, Lachey was one of the few guys with the looks and the voice to carry him past his boy band years. But unfortunately this album does not showcase his full talent.
But if you are a teen girl, or know one who is currently pining for Lachey, or one who has recently had her heart crushed, “What’s Left of Me” is the album for her.