Now that it’s been 10 years since 2011 and I’m an almost-adult, I’d like to celebrate by revisiting some of my favorite songs from the year.
The JoBros left us high and dry in 2013 and jumped back into our lives with a banger. In honor of this long-awaited and much-appreciated reunion, I have compiled a list of boy bands who should make a comeback, and as a little refresher, I have included one of their most popular songs.
Every millennial can and will fondly recall a favorite boy band from their youth. The ’90s kicked it off with the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and NSYNC topping charts constantly (in 2001, Rolling Stone even dubbed NSYNC to be “the biggest band in the world.”).
To say 2015, or any other year, was a “great” one for pop culture is unnecessary and redundant, given the quantity of content available for consumption.
The real question is what’s worth seeking out. If you’re looking to catch up on some of the year’s best, you could do worse than starting here.
If you are caught by surprise by One Direction’s new release, you’re not alone. It comes only eight months after their debut album “Up All Night,” which rocketed them to the top of charts both in their British homeland (where they were formed by Simon Cowell on the U.K. version of “The X Factor”) and across the world.
There was a time when the VMAs showcased legendary performances. Madonna announced her arrival as the Queen of Pop when she performed “Like a Virgin” bedecked in a bridal gown. Michael Jackson brought down the house in 1995 with a medley of his greatest hits. And Madonna (again) caused an uproar when she made out with Britney Spears onstage.
Just in case you thought one British-Irish boy band wasn’t enough, meet The Wanted.
The return of the boy band has been a long time coming. The Jonas Brothers look surprisingly clairvoyant and avant-garde, what with their quick rise and fall between 2006 and 2008. Justin Bieber followed soon after, and, now, the British are coming. Or they already came.
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