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Music Monday: The Return of the Boy Bands

We were on a bus somewhere between Italy and Spain, when Andi started singing, then Michelle joined in. So really I had no choice and before I knew it, we had everyone on the bus singing “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men in 4-part harmony. Yeah, just like that scene in Pitch Perfect. It was the ‘90s, after all, we were young and on the road. Life was good plus it’s a catchy tune. Can you blame us? “It’s so natural, you belong to me…” well, you know the rest.

When news of “The Package Tour” also known as the summer tour featuring New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) BoyZ II Men, NKOTB and 98 Degrees spread on my social feeds, I didn’t go crazy like some people did. First of all, I find it annoying that they are calling this tour the “return of the boy bands” because truly, the boy bands never left (hello, One Direction?) and second of all, apart from being all-male groups with cheesy pop music, there really isn’t anything exciting or new about this musical collaboration. Just another bunch of bands trying to make a comeback, capitalizing on nostalgia to fill some seats.

But hey, it’s a free country right? So if this is your kind of music, go, grab a ticket and relive the past.

Here’s a version of that Boyz II Men ditty that’s more my style. “End of the Road” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

Happy Music Monday, everyone!