Music Playlist: "Dominatrix, Supermodel, Beauty Queen"

Considering the heaviness of my last post, a music playlist full of all my teenage memories of less complicated times is in order. I've been listening to a lot of music and added many playlists to my Spotify account, but this one, it takes me back! (Check out this Boy Band Ballad Bracket for a trip down memory lane.) I was a tween in 1998 which was right in the middle of the boy band era. And I desperately wanted to be "a girl who's a mix of Destiny's Child, just a lil bit of Madonna's wild style with Janet Jackson's smile." If you were born in the 80s and didn't like a boy band or two or ten, you're lying to yourself. Each and every one of us loved some prepubescent boy in some subpar band with hit songs that we're more funky beats than talented vocals. Excluding *NSYNC of course; *NSYNC was legit. But even as a die-hard *NSYNC (JC Chasez) fan, I secretly listened to Backstreet Boys CDs in my silver and purple Discman. Fraternizing with the enemy, if you will.

Of course, I'd turn to those familiar tracks to sing-along to while cleaning, exercising, even while blogging. The songs on this playlist aren't necessarily each boy band's biggest hits (although there are a few on here), but more focused on the tracks I loved and still love to blast and scream along with. Warning: most of them have some long-ish note held towards the end of the song by JC Chasez or AJ McClean that we all tried and failed to hold out. You will not be able to resist attempting it anyway. I feel for your neighbors.

By the way, I'm not a complete creep - the title of the playlist (as well as the quote above) is from the song Liquid Dreams by O-Town.

What your favorite boy band? Only *NSYNC fans need comment. (Just kidding!) Oh, & don't forget to enter the giveaway! It closes tonight at midnight!