So Saturdays are super slow at the place where I’m receptionist-ing this week, and so they let us watch TV. As a throwback to my middle school days, when I religiously watched every VH1 Top Ten Countdown, I decided to watch some sort of VH1 countdown this morning. And it reminded me of something I’ve been needing to get off my chest: Natasha Bedingfield drives me nuts. Now, I know that everyone is obsessed with “Unwritten” and “Pocketful of Sunshine,” but I think they are crappy, irritating songs, and I’m sick of hearing them on the radio. (It’s like with my friend Anne, who hates the Beatles…if you sort of don’t like something, and then everyone else LOVES it, you’re bound to hate it even more.) Natasha Bedingfield’s songs are made for all-girl a cappella groups and middle schooler’s away messages (today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten…OMG LUV my GiRLaS…can’t wait 4 Jason’s party 2nite!), and that’s all. If they stuck to those forums, I would be safe.
And um, since when do the New Kids on the Block have a new song? It was just number one on the countdown, and I had no idea that they were back. I thought one of them was Ricky Martin.
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you speak the truth. if you had not written this, i eventually would have. luv my gurl!
NKOTB announced their reunion April 4th on the Today show which was followed by their first performance in 14 years on the Today show May 16th. The single came out that week. It’s nearing top 40 on Billboard and it’s around 23 on iTunes. They have a fall tour that’s sold out about 5 dates and they continue to add shows. The new album of original music is out in September.
And Ricky Martin was in Menudo, not new kids.
Despite my overall lack of NKOTB knowledge, I did know that Ricky Martin was never a member. I was just totally clueless while watching the video and saw a dark scruffy dude, so I thought “Hey, maybe that’s Ricky!”