As if dropping Rihanna’s name in the song title wasn’t enough, The Wanted decided to parody boy bands from yesteryear to snatch some press. Anything to sell downloads I guess. If all the 90s references don’t parlay to YouTube views, band member Jay McGuiness’ “Gangnam Style” dancing might garner some clicks from those who still aren’t tired of PSY’s ubiquitous viral video. Seriously though, “Walks Like Rihanna” is the most random music clip ever, but I sorta like it. What can I say? Sometimes I’m in the mood for cheese.
The British man band chose “Bye Bye Bye” (‘N Sync), “I Want It That Way” (Backstreet Boys) and “Invisible Man” (98 Degrees) to mock, or pay homage, depending on your take. The clip begins with Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and McGuiness having a video pitch meeting with a women who can’t sing nor dance, but can walk like Rihanna.
It’s good to see that Sykes participated in the clip before his throat surgery. Check out the video below. It sorta reminds me of Blink 182′s “All The Small Things” where the trio referenced their pop rivals at the time. Check out The Wanted’s latest below, along with all the original clips. Enjoy.
It’s official. 2013 is definitely the year for boy band reunions. NKOTB dropped the wicked “Remix (I Like The)” and 98 Degrees banded together once again for “Microphone.” Coincidentally enough, both groups will join Boyz II Men for The Package Tour. Jonas Brothers are the latest to jump on the reunion bandwagon. Somewhere out there, Chris Kirkpatrick is sobbing like a baby that Justin Timberlake’s solo career is still going strong. “Bye Bye Bye” Kirkpatrick.
During their four year hiatus, eldest Kevin Jonas walked down the aisle. Joe Jonas dabbled in acting, dated Hollywood starlets and tried to make a go at a solo career. Meanwhile Nick Jonas transitioned from cute boy to sexy man. WOOF. Be sure to participate in our Marry, F-ck, Bitch Slap: The Jonas Brothers edition. My choices might surprise you *wink*.
“Pom Poms” is the lead cut from their upcoming fifth studio album. The brothers head to the field to film their video. Pretty much anything you can think of, they featured in the clip. A marching band and troupe of scantily-dressed cheerleaders were naturally included, but a gospel choir??? Interesting choice. Marc Klasfeld directed their comeback video. He’s previously worked with ‘N Sync (“Girlfriend”), Katy Perry (“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”) and Rita Ora (“How We Do (Party)”). Cutest part of the video is Nick trying to do choreography during the boys versus girls dance-off. Definitely not a DWTS mirrorball contender.
98 Degrees are the latest boy band from yesteryear to drop a brand new single. They debuted it on New York radio station Z100 earlier today. “Microphone” is the first new song from the group in a decade.
Was it worth the wait? It’s not as awesome as NKOTB’s “Remix (I Like The),” but it’s not half bad. It’s sorta The Wanted-lite. You can definitely hear a bit of the British man band in it. I’m a little surprised they went with an uptempo track. 98 Degrees, for me, has always shined when they did their ballads. Don’t you agree? “Microphone” is the lead cut from their upcoming studio album 2.0. Check out their comeback single below.
As you likely already know, the New Kids On The Block have a new album coming out called 10 and are headlining an upcoming boy band tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. Not too long ago, we got a taste of what to expect when they released one of the songs titled, “Remix (I Like The),” which I actually quite like.
Today, they’ve released a four and a half minute preview containing snippets of ten of the 13 songs found on the album. They have also revealed the track list and I have included both the preview and track list in the post. The album comes out on April 2 and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.
Get a taste of Danny, Donnie, Joey, Jonathan and Jordan‘s new album by listening to the song snippets below. Enjoy!
The South Korean contemporary R&B boy group, SHINee have just released their new music video for the title track of their new album, Dream Girl – and I really like it!
Despite the fact that they’ve been around since 2008 and this is their third studio album, this is the first time I’ve heard of them. Both the song and the video are a real throwback to what boy bands like N’Sync and Backstreet Boys were like in their prime. The band consists of five members named Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin.
I love their crazy outfits, the elaborate sets used, their dance moves, and most importantly the song itself. Check out the video and infectious song below and if you want to download the track, you can do so on iTunes here.
The first trailer for One Direction‘s upcoming documentary called 1D3D has just come out and it looks like it’ll be a hit. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock and stars the five band members: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
As you know, the band was discovered by Simon Cowell on the U.K.’s The X Factor in 2010 and the band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, Up All Night, made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 13 million records worldwide. In the trailer, one of the boys says, “I don’t think you can have more of a dramatic life change.”
Today, One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home, which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.” The movie is produced by Morgan Spurlock, Ben Winston, Simon Cowell, and Adam Milano. 1D3D hits theaters on August 30, 2013. Check out the trailer below!
Following in the footsteps of British girl group, The Saturdays, British-Irish boy band The Wanted are getting a reality show on the E! Network as well! The show has tentativley been called The Wanted Life (works for me). Ryan Seacrest will be one of the executive producers and the show will center around the five band members as the live together in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills and record their third album and prepare for their US and European tour later in the year.
E! president Suzanne Kolb is really excited about the show, saying in a statement: “The rock star lifestyle is something that everyone has fantasized about and The Wanted are giving viewers total access into their world as they live out this dream.” I only wish we got total access… wink ;). She adds, “This series is a perfect blend of music, bromance and superstardom chronicling the lives of one of music’s biggest groups as they continue to make their mark on the global stage.”
The boys from One Direction have been described as having a very close bromance and they’re not hiding it at all. In fact, they talk about marrying each other, how handsome their bandmates are, which one they’d have as their boyfriend, and more in interviews. There have also been pictures of them kissing, grabbing each other’s butts and crotches.
Someone took the time to compile all of these clips together into one montage video and I’m sharing it for your viewing pleasure below. I love how comfortable they are with their sexuality and with each other that they aren’t afraid to show affection. I seriously couldn’t look away when I was watching the video.