Old Navy has just released a new Christmas commercial with the help of some familiar faces that you could call “the gift of Christmas past”…. Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men. Holiday icon, Johnny Mathis tells a “classic-ier” version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, calling it ‘Twas The Jordan Knight Before Christmas. LOL.
In the commercial, a family is at home on the night before Christmas looking all bummed out. Just then, the fireplace swivels around and Jordan Knight appears and breaks into song, with two female elves as backup dancers. Jordan then gives them gifts from Old Navy, and like magic, they don’t even have to open the presents – they just all of a sudden are wearing their new clothes. Next comes my favorite part of the whole commercial, when Three Wise Boyz II Men show up at the door singing a modified version of one of their hits.
With tomorrow being December 1, it’s pretty much time to start getting into the holiday spirit and this cute video is a “Step by Step” in that direction. Enjoy and Happy Friday!
Jordan Knight may be busy on tour with NKOTBSB but on during his down time, he’s working on promoting his recent solo effort Unfinished. I introduced you to his first single and video from the album titled Let’s Go Higher a while ago but now, Jordan is ready to debut his second single and video, this time with a little help of fellow New Kid on the Block’er, Donnie Wahlberg.
While Jordan debuted the single On Air with Ryan Seacrest, he gave the ultimate exclusivity to Perez Hilton who debuted the video this morning.
The song is called Stingy and to be honest, the song sounds like a late 80’s, early 90’s throwback. If I was confident that that was the feel they were going for, I’d be into it, but unfortunately, I feel that’s not the case. The song comes off as a song that could easily be parodied by Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg on SNL, especially with lyrics like “cake and ice cream, I’ve had my fair share – that’s right.” Give the video a look below and tell us what you think!
This past Friday (while I was at Britney), Kathy Griffin attended at NKOTBSB Concert in Los Angeles and found her way backstage to meet up with the boys. She tweeted a few pictures with the boys, as shown above with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, as well as with former member Kevin Richardson.
One of Griffin’s Twitter followers asked her to tweet a picture with Donnie Wahlberg (he was always my favorite NKOTB member). Griffin responded by saying, “Ok, how about SHIRTLESS???” The photo attached was indeed with Donnie Wahlberg shirtless along with two of his band mates. This is one of the many reasons we love Kathy Griffin. Check it out below!
If you have been wondering where Death Cab for Cutie has been for the last few years, the answer is working on their newest album titled Codes and Keys hitting shelves this week. This will be the bands 7th studio album. The prior album released in 2008 was titled Narrow Stairs.
The band has stated that this album is much less guitar focused and pulls in more influence from piano and electronic sounds. Early reviews of the album have come back positive saying that although the sound has changed a bit, the lyrics and feel of the songs still stay true to what Death Cab fans are waiting for.
The first single You Are a Tourist was released back in March and is accompanied by 10 other tracks on the album. The group is signed to Atlantic records and the album was produced by Chris Walla.
When your 90’s boy band career is being rekindled with a fellow boy band, and you’re about to go on a huge summer tour, the only practical thing to do is capitalize on the fame and release a solo track right? Well according to New Kids On The Block singer Jordan Knight, this is exactly the time to do it. His first solo single in what seems like forever is called Let’s Go Higher and the music video has been released.
The track itself isn’t my favorite but I do think the lyrics are catchy and fun. The beat isn’t big enough for me though. This song sounds like it could have been a Taio Cruz reject track. If the bass would have been pumped up and the drums would have been a little bit louder, I’m sure that Jordan could have reached that level with the track. However, it’s almost a swing and a miss for me.
The video also leaves something to be desired. The video to me feels like 4 minutes of flashes and out of focus filming. There isn’t really a story line other than Jordan is at the club and he’s trying to find that girl to take to the middle of the dance floor. But as all videos and songs do, I’m sure it will grow on me and I’ll be pumping this track loud on my speakers shortly.
For this week’s “Old School Flashback” I thought I’d focus on just one artist/band instead of a trio of divas. Before there was N’Sync and Backstreet Boys, there was New Kids on the Block. The boys ruled the late 80s early 90s with their brand of manufactured teeny-booper bubble gum pop. Every teenage girl wanted them and every teenage boy privately wanted to be them, except for one out of every ten guys. Those boys wanted to do them. I myself, had rotating crushes on a few of them except Danny Wood. No one ever had a crush on him.
Hot off creating the hit R&B group “New Edition”, Maurice Starr thought he’d try to duplicate his success but this time with five white boys. In 1984, Starr assembled New Kids on the Block in Boston. This boys named Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan White and Danny Would would dominate pop charts across the globe and sell more than 80 million albums worldwide.
After achieving global success, the group would break up in 1994 to pursue individual projects. Over the years, various attempts were made to reunite the band but failed due to former members declining. In 1999, Jonathan Knight was the hold out for a surprise reunion performance at that year’s VMAs. Then in 2004, VH1 tried to reunite them, but all held out except Jonathan who was the sole “Yes”. Typical that it’s the gay guy is the one who is on a different menstrual cycle than the rest. Thankfully, all the stars aligned and the group reunited in 2008 and released an album and a coinciding tour. I believe, a couple of the Homorazzi.com cast members went to see the concert.