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Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

We can’t stop fangirling because JT is back with a new song!  And  we didn’t have to wait 7 years for more music from Justin this time! The new track, “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” is the first from the upcoming “Trolls” movie soundtrack, which JT is creating.  The feel good song will have you dancing along in no time (seriously, try to resist) and just might be the Song of the Summer.  Watch the video below featuring the cast of “Trolls.”

Pickup a copy of “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” on iTunes now and get excited for more new music form JT when the “Trolls” soundtrack drops in September.

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The Friday Five: Super Bowl Halftime Shows

It’s Super Bowl time once again and while the ads are fun (remember the Tim Tebow one with the puppies?) the halftime show is what we’re all watching for…right?  Coldplay is set to perform this year, along with some special guests.   In honor of Sunday’s game, we’re throwing it back to our five favorite halftime shows!  Which reminds us:  how have Backstreet Boys not done a halftime show?   Can someone get on that for 2017?

1. *NSYNC, Britney Spears, & Aerosmith – 2001
THE GREATEST HALFTIME SHOW OF ALL TIME.

2. NKOTB – 1991
This one’s for the children.

3. Shania Twain & No Doubt – 2003
Not sure what the theme was here, but what’s not to like?  Shania Twain?  Good.  No Doubt?  Good.  Let’s go football fans!

4. Justin Timberlake & Janet Jackson – 2004
If they had just had *NSYNC perform again, that whole wardrobe malfunction wouldn’t have happened, just saying.

5. Beyonce & Destiny’s Child – 2013
Like JT briefly acknowledged *NSYNC at the VMAs in 2013, Beyonce brought back Destiny’s Child for a hot second at the halftime show the same year.

Artist To Watch: The Shadowboxers

The Shadowboxers are on the fast track to the top with endorsements from the likes of Justin Timberlake and Hunter Hayes, even getting the chance to jam with Hunter at the Spotify Spotlight showcase.   The band, consisting of Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins, Scott Schwartz, Carlos Enamorado, and Cole McSween, hail from Atlanta, Georgia and are a self-described “soulful pop band” with tons of potential and a bright future ahead.

Their upbeat, R&B twinged country sound and on point harmonies make their powerful debut album, “Red Room” the perfect collection of songs to keep us warm when the temperatures dip below freezing in NYC.

Watch a live session of “You’re All I Need” from Nashville, TN below.  

The Shadowboxers also just announced a short tour along the East Coast in January and February starting in Alabama, looping through the North East, and back down to North Carolina.  Check out the dates below and get your tickets now!

The Shadowboxers East Coast Tour 2016
Jan 8th – The WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets
Jan 9th – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Feb 24th – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – The Hamilton – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Feb 29th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of “Red Room” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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The Friday Five: *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” Turns 15!

This week mark’s the 15th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time – *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached.” We have fond memories of pre-ordering the CD at Sam Goody, running to the mall after school the day it came out to pick it up. And of course, you weren’t cool unless you brought the album with you the next day and fangirled over the pictures of your favorite (JC and Lance) in the CD booklet! In honor of this momentous occasion, here are our favorite songs from “No Strings Attached.”  We recommend celebrating by watching *NSYNC: Live from Madison Square Garden and dancing along.

1. “Bye Bye Bye”
Everything about this song is amazing. The dance moves, the video, that note JC hits?

2. “It’s Gonna Be Me”
The origin of *NSYNC’s signature slow lean and pop.

3. “I Thought She Knew”
*NSYNC were known for their moves and style, but this track proved they could SING. We get chills every time we listen to it. If we ever get to hear this live (Which we will because a reunion tour will happen.) we will be in tears.

4. “It Makes Me Ill”
Don’t you feel awesome when you can sing along to that quick verse at the beginning?

5. “Digital Get Down”
Basically, *NSYNC sang about Face Time before it was even a thing.

Bonus: “Space Cowboy” feat. Lisa Left Eye Lopes
Yes, they rode mechanical bulls during this song on tour.

Bonus #2: “Just Got Paid”
MONEY MONEY MONEY

The Friday Five: *NSYNC Videos

It’s tearing up our hearts that an *NSYNC reunion hasn’t happened yet.  But we are never giving up hope.  Especially since the band members are all still friends – Lance revealed on Watch What Happens Live that the guys have a group text and talk almost every day. (!!!!)  Last night, E! aired a special on Lance Bass’ wedding to Michael Turchin.  It was a beautiful ceremony, and a historic moment, and we’re so glad that Lance and Michael shared with us all.  Oh, and how amazing was it seeing Joey and JC?  (Chris was there too but we only caught a brief glimpse of him)  We’re still fangirling over JC’s role as the “wedding singer.”  He hasn’t aged a day (sorry Justin, but he was always our fave), and it reminded us just how much we need to see JC, and the rest of the guys, on stage again.

So while we wait for that reunion tour announcement (seriously, the amount we would be willing to pay for tickets to that tour increases daily), watch our favorite *NSYNC videos and try not to drive yourself crazy wanting them back.

1. “I Drive Myself Crazy”
We used to re-enact this video, which we had recorded on a VHS tape.  So many great moments:  Lance and his flowers.  Justin’s hair.  JC’s eyes (swoon)

2. “Bye Bye Bye”
We voted for this video on TRL EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.   If you claim to not know the “Bye Bye Bye” dance, you are lying.
 

3. “Pop”
All that matters is that you recognize that’s it’s just about RESPECT!
 

4. “It’s Gonna Be Me”
The video that launched the signature “lean and pop” move (now replicated by the one-man boyband Austin Mahone)
 

5. “I Want You Back”
We prefer the European version of the video, which takes place in space, and has the guys in tight tops and baggy waggy pants.
 

BONUS: “U Drive Me Crazy”
Another European video.  Just watch it, we can’t even explain.
 

The Friday Five: Summer Love Songs

It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of summer.  (Seriously, how is Labor Day next weekend?!)   Which means you’ve got just a couple weeks left to find (or enjoy) that summer romance.  Here’s the soundtrack to your summer love.

1.  “19 You + Me” – Dan+Shay
This nostalgic track paints the picture of a perfect summer romance.  From sweet tea kissin’ to that first dance in the sand, just listening to this song makes you feel like you’re spending a hot day on Myrtle Beach back in 19–.

2.  “Alice By The Hudson” – AJR
One of AJR’s biggest influences are The Beach Boys, and you can certainly hear it in this track.  “Alice By The Hudson” sounds like a modern day update of the ultimate summer love song, “Surfer Girl.”

3. “Young Love” – Jesse McCartney
We’re loving the retro-pop vibes of JMAC’s new album, “In Technicolor.”  A great love (or a great love song) will make you feel like you’re 17 again.

4. “Shower” – Becky G
This catchy track is everything you’d want in a summer romance, and will have you dancing in the mirror and singing in the shower.

5.  “Vacation” – Sam Hunt
Okay, so this is more of a love song to summer itself and an ode to being on vacation.  A reminder that you’ve got 2 weeks of summer left:  use them well.

Bonus: “Summer Love” – Justin Timberlake

Artist To Watch: Phase V

Phase V is truly a modern boy band, or as they call themselves an “urban-pop boy band.”   We love that they are a boy band in the classic sense of the word:  They sing, they dance, they sing while they dance – they’ve got it!  (The right stuff.)  Phase V’s brand new single, “Drop It” is out now and it’s everything you need in a summer jam.   As fangirls of 90s boy bands, it’s safe to say that Phase V might be our new favorite artist to come out the recent 90s resurgence.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Phase V’s “Drop It” on iTunes and Amazon.  Watch the official video below.

We hope these guys go on tour soon (and play in NYC) because we’re going to need to experience their smooth harmonies and sharp dance moves in person!   They also did a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Not a Bad Thing,” which we’ve always said would sound great with a 5-part harmony.

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