The Backstreet Boys? Check. The Jonas Brothers? Done. *NSYNC? Absolutely. New Kids On The Block? Of course. 98 Degrees? Definitely. And now Hanson. Yes, “MMMBop” Hanson.
What in the world am I supposed to do next? Since birth, I’ve had a love for all things related to boy bands, those rare collections of young men who blend their voices and make girls hyperventilate with every harmony and high note. Actually, birth might be a stretch. Let’s say kindergarten (also known as the very late ’80s) when New Kids on the Block were at the height of their popularity. It all started with their sugary sweet pop tunes about girls, love and the ability to hang tough.
And then my love of boy band pop music took off from there. (You could even argue it moved step by step.) Sure, I’ve loved all types of music in my life, but there was always something about cute guys singing about the trials and tribulations of love that made me swoon.
So, now that I am “professional” journalist, I get the chance to interview those bands. Almost all of those bands, actually. So far, I’ve interviewed at least one member from almost every major boy band of the last two decades or so (as listed above). Thanks to my incredibly fun chat with Hanson yesterday, I’ve come one step closer to retirement.
Well, not really. But you get my point. I am not in an existential crisis, but I am wondering: What do I do next? What else is there to accomplish? And are BBMak available for comment?