Episode 15: Boy Band Extravaganza! and Song of Your Birth

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For this episode, we took a much closer look at a subject that we’ve touched on a few times before: the animal known as the “Boy Band.” DISCLAIMER: We know that there’s no British boy band named “Take Five,” we really do. Let’s blame Robbie Williams or something. We also took a look at what song was topping the charts when we came in to the world.

Links

98 Degrees (They have four members! And toured in 2013!)
The Monkees (also still touring)
Menudo (currently inactive)
New Edition (toured in 2014)
New Kids on the Block (touring in 2015)
Boyz II Men (touring in 2015 + recently released album)
Backstreet Boys (touring in 2015 in China)
*NSYNC (inactive until Justin Timberlake hits sixty)
Arashi
Photo History of Boy Bands: 31 Essential Acts

I Swear” by All 4 One
Please Don’t Go Girl” by New Kids on the Block
Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston
Star Wars Theme” by Cantina Band
Gold Digger” by Kanye West
I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

This Day in Music

Obsessions

Anna:
Lego Catalog
Star Wars Rebels
Texts from Jane Eyre audiobook (available now!)

Carolyn:
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

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