For the past few years, Carlos and I have hosted Christmas Morning Breakfast - where we eat, drink and exchange presents, before heading off to the get together with our extended family. (This year, we have 36 attending.)
I also frequent and contribute to a message board called
Famous Males Forum. Because it's based in the UK, I find out about many stars
that never cross over to here in the US.
Even though I
have over 100 shirtless photos of, for example, Lee Ryan...
until last week I had
never heard a note of his band Blue. That is, until I started compiling my list
Top Ten Boy Band Songs of All Time
Or at least
that was the original idea of this post. I quickly realized that I liked
looking at the members of the boy bands much more than actually listening to
their music. Even with 89 listed American Boy Bands -- and 58 listed English Boy Bands
- plus the 50+ ones from the rest of the world, this is the best list I could
assemble a Top Ten Boy Band Members for my other blog, I'll post a link here.
our countdown is One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful at #7. You saw that video above.
Here's how to
correctly remake a song - with style, humor, and a wink to the original
#6 - Westlife
- Uptown Girl
Bonus points for the best looking member being the one who came out (and the fan base didn't care)...
Here is Billy
Joel's original version...
Billy Joel -
aforementioned boy band Blue has done both a classy remake...
#5 - Blue
featuring Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
(featuring Kool & the Gang and Lil' Kim) - Get Down On It
Here is Kool
& The Gang's original version...
The Gang - Get Down On It
Disney-Channel-spawned band The Jonas Brothers, this is their best song (though
they actually do have some other good ones)...
#4 - The
Jonas Brothers - Year 3000
brother Nick is especially talented. I've heard his solo album
- and it's quite good.
Going back to
1996, I still sneak this song onto mixed CD's that I create...
#3 - Hanson -
the 10-year-old drummer in the video, is now 27 years old, and married with two
kids. Taylor Hanson, the lead singer, is now 29, married with five kids. Don't
you feel old now?
my top two songs both have the same title..
#2 - The
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The top of my
chart of Top Ten Seven Boy Band
Songs of All Time was always going to be this one...