Nominate A Favorite for A Friday Flash Review

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Happy Tuesday! I’m back and ready to accept the challenge, and come up with a brand new Friday Flash Review.

You all know the drill: mt58 randomly selects a genre, category, or some other musical common denominator for you all to think on… and then I talk about the song that you choose.

OK, mt, what’s up for this Friday?

Well… It’s another wide-ranging category! It’s:

Number One Songs About Martial Arts!

“♫ Jon Deutsch was fast as lighting… ♫”

Sorry. Let’s try that again. How about:

SONGS BY 90s BOY BANDS!

OK, we have a category!

In the comments below: nominate ONE favorite that you’d like to see in a Flash Review. Definitely chat and reply with each other about the choices, but remember:

The comment with the most upvotes get the nod.

See you Friday!

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cstolliver
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May 16, 2023 5:36 am

I’m torn here, but I think I’ll go with a song from a group other than the big three (Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync) …

98 Degrees’ “The Hardest Thing” (forget the unfortunate double entendre if you can)

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May 16, 2023 8:26 am

I’m going with the original, on which NKOTB was based…

“Candy Girl”, by New Edition!!!

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May 16, 2023 8:54 am
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Well, if Candy Girl is DQ’d because it’s a different decade, how’s about we do a tangent of that and nominate BBD’s Poison?

I mean, you know, never trust a big butt and a smile.

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May 16, 2023 9:11 am
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Now you tell me…

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May 16, 2023 9:35 am
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I was going to say “Poison” as well, but I’m not sure if Bell Biv DeVoe counts as a boy band. Can we get a ruling from the judges?

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May 16, 2023 10:12 am
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Not sure how Tony! Toni! Tone! would feel about being called a boy band.

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May 16, 2023 10:23 am
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I, for one, welcome our ChatGPT overlords. Sort of.

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May 16, 2023 3:15 pm
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Go away ChatGPT, you’re ruining everything!

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May 16, 2023 10:28 am
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Well then. I guess I’ll change my vote to Hanson’s “MMMBop.”

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May 16, 2023 3:14 pm
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I don’t care what ChatGPT says, my vote is with you dutchg8r.

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May 16, 2023 8:48 pm
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[High Fives Edith]

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May 16, 2023 11:23 am

As resident Brit we’ve plenty of identikit 90s Boy Bands that you’re unlikely to have ever heard of; East 17; Bad Boys Inc; Worlds Apart; Ultimate Kaos; MN8; Upside Down; Two Third3; 911; Another Level; A1; Five; Damage; North and South; Point Break (I went to school with one of them!).

I reckon some of these are barely remembered by their relatives let alone anyone else.

Our only boy band to do anything at all over your way was Take That and that was one single only. It was a good one though (these things are relative) and it reached #7 on the Hot 100 in 1995 so some of you may remember it.

My nomination then is Back For Good by Take That.

My work here now done I’ll sit back and watch the upvotes accumulate (for everyone else).

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May 16, 2023 2:49 pm

I have an A1 CD. I loved “Caught in the Middle.”

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May 16, 2023 2:54 pm

Really? There was a group called Point Break?

You know what my next question will be, right?

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So, did you go to school with Brohdi, or Johnny?

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May 17, 2023 2:37 am
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The only thing criminal about this Point Break was the music 😁

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May 16, 2023 3:25 pm

This is the first time I’ve seen the word “identikit” in the wild. I’m beyond belief.

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May 17, 2023 2:23 pm
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Same. I’m jealous.

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May 16, 2023 1:15 pm

How about “I Want It That Way”? Given that Tom never got to write a column about it…

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May 16, 2023 2:26 pm
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Sound reasoning. I could get behind that nomination.

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May 16, 2023 2:24 pm

DutchSiri, What defines a Boy Band?

“A Boy Band is defined as a group of young male singers who are mandated per their recording contract to have at least one member point at the camera in 74% of their photo shoots.”

😁

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May 16, 2023 6:55 pm
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This has been a public service post from ChatGP..D.

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May 16, 2023 3:21 pm

Can a song from an artist previously associated with a boy band qualify?

If so, I nominate Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times”.

If not, I nominate NKOTB’s delightful Beatles pastiche “Tonight”.

I cast my vote for “Candy Girl”, even though I prefer “Cool It Now”.

Hanson is critically underrated, in my opinion.

I predict U2 will cover “Sign of the Times” someday. I think it’s perfect for Bono.

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May 16, 2023 5:39 pm

I feel like my favorite song is a bit too obvious, but I’m curious of what you’d make of “When the Lights Go Out” by Five.

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May 17, 2023 2:27 pm

Never heard (or don’t recall) ‘WTLGO,’ but it’s got my vote. A fine specimen of the genre. Put it on the slide and peek at it through the microscope, JD!

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May 16, 2023 10:35 pm

“Point of order, Mr. Chairman, I mean your Chatlord. When you google Boy Bands of the ’90’s, BBD come up many times as part of that group.
So I would say “Poison” is a viable song. ”
But for me, grammatically correct or not, Color Me Badd with “I Want to Sex You Up” is my choice for Boy Band of the ’90’s.

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May 18, 2023 8:52 pm
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[insanely creative and hilarious mock-up image by mt58 goes here]

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May 18, 2023 10:38 pm
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On it.

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