One characteristic from my teenage years is the plethora of R&B and Pop music from a variety of boy bands and girl bands. No matter how much people hate on it, there will never be a time period like it ever again. N’Sync. 98 Degrees. Backstreet Boys. Spice Girls. Kai. Devotion. Innerlude. Hanson. SWV. All Saints. O-Town. LFO. New Kids On The Block. Boys II Men. Immature. Five. And so on and so on.
More specifically, the slow jams from the 90’s to the 00’s will forever be near and dear to those of us who grew up during those times. For me, it was a time of incessant hopeful thinking and naïve searching for a brainwashed concept of reality that seems so trivial now. I smile when I think back to who I was before because even if I no longer hold onto those same concepts, the thought of having once believed is comforting. =)
Below is a video for a sweet song by N’Sync called “Something Like You.” When you hear this song, what place in time does it bring you back to? I am brought back to a time where CDs were filled with love songs downloaded from Napster or Kazaa, and pleasant thoughts of one day falling in love. I stumbled on a YouTube video of the song in sign language. Check it out!
Don’t you all miss this type of slow jam music? I was discussing this with a friend awhile ago, and the funny thing is that there are bands out right now that are producing music similar to how it was back in our day. One of them is Legaci. I would love to see slow jams make a come back. Our 90s styles are coming back into fashion. I’m curious to see if legit harmonized boy/girl bands will also make a return. Here is a cover to Voices of Theory’s “Say It” by Legaci. (check out their YouTube Channel here)