Get ready to meet your new favorite boyband, Next Town Down! Terence, Tre’Von, Chris, Malik, and Leon have clearly studied up on their boyband history. They released an incredible video, “The Evolution of Boybands,” that hits everyone from The Temptations to New Edition to *NSYNC and B2K. They absolutely nail the harmonies and the choreography from each era in boyband history. The video has been blowing up on social media, with the band getting love from *NSYNC and Ricky Bell.
Next Town Down also dropped their first original single, “Good Times” and you can hear all of their influences in the track! It’s the perfect feel good pop song. The guys, who found each other on social media, all grew up listening to Boyz II Men and New Edition. Listen to “Good Times” now!
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.
We’ve been fangirling hard waiting for the premiere “Dead 7,” the zombie movie written by Nick Carter, starring members of *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and 98 Degrees. And it just got even better. Nick, Howie Dorough, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys; Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC; Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees; and Erik-Michael Estrada from O-Town joined forces to record a song for the soundtrack.
The movie premieres this Friday, April 1st at 8pm on SyFy, from the people who brought you “Sharknado.” AKA this is already the best movie of 2016 and you better be tuned in on Friday night. Listen to “In The End” from the movie below!
Download the track for free here! We can only hope this is just the first time that these boybands will join forces!
Be sure to follow Secret Fangirls on Twitter for updates and live tweets from the movie!
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.
The brand new music video for Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato’s collaboration on the new single “Irresistible” is everything we ever wanted – Demi Lovato on a Fall Out Boy song in a music video that’s an homage to our favorite *NSYNC video!
Patrick, Joe, Andy, and Pete are turned into dolls that nobody wants, just like *NSYNC was overlooked in the original video.
The description for the video says it’s “about the toys that nobody wants that come to life” and form a band of misfits together. Even better: Wayne Isham, the same director who did the original *NSYNC “It’s Gonna Be Me” video reprises the doll video, and he even brought Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone back for the FOB + Demi collab.
Watch the video below for some serious boyband nostalgia!
Fall Out Boy are hitting the road this Spring on the “WinTour Is Coming” Tour featuring AWOLNATION and PVRIS. Check out the dates and get your tickets HERE.
Pick up a copy of “American Beauty/American Psycho” on iTunes or Amazon now.
If you, like us, were already sick of hearing Taylor Swift’s version of “Last Christmas” by Noon on Black Friday, here are some Holiday jams that we never get sick of! (Really, let’s just keep *NSYNC’s “Home For Christmas” album on repeat for the next 3 weeks)
1. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by *NSYNC
2. “Merry Christmas Baby” by Hunter Hayes
3. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Dan + Shay
4. “Fa La La” by Justin Bieber featuring Boyz II Men
It’s boyband week over at Billboard.com, AKA the greatest thing ever. Every week should be boyband week. In honor of the occasion, Billboard staffers held a fantasy boyband draft, assembling their dream teams. For this week’s Friday Five, we decided to get in on the fun and do our own boyband draft and create 2 super boybands: J5 and *Big Time Boys on the Block°. The only rules were that you can’t pick 2 members from the same band. Check out our picks and vote for your favorite!
Team A: J5 (JC, Joey, James, Jeff and Jesse)
One of the greatest male vocalists, ever. He can still hit ALL the notes, and he hasn’t aged a day since “Bye Bye Bye.”
Just watch this performance from The Main Event Tour, and you’ll know why Joey is the MVP of any boyband. Those vocals. Those moves. Those abs.
We knew James was a national treasure during Big Time Rush’s run, but he further proved it in his run to the final 3 of “Dancing With The Stars.” Enjoy.
Jeff has had the most uh, interesting post-boyband career. He brings the moves for sure. Fun fact we somehow just discovered: He was part of a “man band” on VH1 called “Sureshot” with Chris Kirkpatrick, Rich Cronin and Bryan Abrams in 2007.
The most underrated former boyband member (Dreamstreet!). His last single, “Punch Drunk Recreation,” and the accompanying video (where J Mac basically leads his own boyband) have not gotten nearly enough love.
Team B: *Big Time Boys on the Block°
Nick has had his struggles in the past but he overcame them and continues to BRING IT every night on stage giving 110% during every show. He also likes to make up his own moves on stage which is always A+ in my book.
Do you watch NKOTV every week on A&E? NO?? You should. It’s the greatest night for television and you’ll see why Donnie Wahlberg is my top pick for boyband. He knows how to treat the fans, he’s great to his wife (secret fangirl: Jenny McCarthy) and his family. Plus – watch this video for further proof of A+ boybanding.
Another former boyband member who has a TV show about his own restaurant (“Raising The Bar” on A&E every Wednesday night.) Let’s face it, Nick Lachey was the best looking member of 98* and he’s been the most successful – aside from Jeff Timmons’ stripper revue.
Kendall has seamlessly transitioned into boyband member to acoustic singer-songwriter while not alienating any fans from either end of the spectrum. He’s got a good voice, and whether he wants to admit it or not – this boy can DANCE! Plus, he’s got great hair.
He appeared on Hannah Montana, dancing with the stars, various food critic reality shows, and he’s still the most underrated member of *N SYNC. Let’s not forget that Joey was also in “On The Line” with Lance.
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.
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.
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.
When we started this site a year ago, we had no idea what to expect. What would we write about? Would anyone even read it? We managed to figure it out along the way, thanks to our fellow fangirls and the band boys we all love.
Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting us, and thank you for sharing our passion for music! We’ve had the opportunity to do so many cool things this year, and have met lots of great people along the way. We can’t wait for what 2015 has in store!
We’re off on a European adventure, but we’ll be back to posting in January 2015 (!)
And since you can never have enough *NSYNC, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays from the Secret Fangirls!