New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys comeback makes us miss *NSYNC
Look, we're not ashamed to admit that we totally had an NKOTB lunchbox and somewhere in our closet we may still have a VHS recording of BSB's "Making the Video" for "I Want it That Way."
But despite our inner teenybopper waking up, we couldn't help but watch the boy-band-o-rama and feel like something was missing... and we're not talking about 98 Degrees.
We miss *NSYNC! And we're not the only ones. The morning after the AMAs, NKOTB and BSB were missing from the Twitter trending topics, but *NSYNC was sitting pretty at No. 7. *NSYNC may have started as BSB's annoying tag-along carbon copy, but their 2000 album "No Strings Attached" put them light years ahead of their labelmates, and the subsequent "Celebrity" carved out a permanent place for them in pop canon.
With Justin Timberlake launched into superstardom, we're thinking that an *NSYNC reunion performance is highly unlikely. (But hey, we'd be delighted by a paparazzi picture of all five guys at lunch together. We're not asking much.) Still, we can't help but think that to make a comeback, those guys wouldn't need an extra boyband on stage cheering them on and mashing their songs together.