Many of you were excited to hear that the New Kids on the Block will be touring with the Backstreet Boys, and here's your first taste of what happens when the boy bands join forces. To close out the American Music Awards, the nine guys dusted off their greatest hits (and signature '90s moves) for a mega medley. Check it out and tell us what you think — still hot or make it stop?
Starting Monday, VH1 will be paying tribute to the eclectic music of the '90s with 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s, a countdown of hits from Nirvana to Hanson and everywhere in between. A while back, the network asked viewers to vote on their favorites from a pre-selected list of 100 songs, and this week-long special will reveal how those votes shook out.
Clocking in at No. 1: Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." U2s "One" is next, then the Backstreet Boys with "I Want It That Way" at No. 3. Whitney Houston, Madonna, Britney Spears, Sir Mix-a-Lot, TLC, REM, and Sinead O'Connor all make appearances in the top 10, making for a list that sounds a lot like the soundtrack to my junior high dances.
Looking over the list again, I am impressed that it's so comprehensive, with entries from The Cranberries, Spin Doctors, Beck, Weezer, Counting Crows, and pretty much every other artist whose music I ever tried to tape off the radio during Rick Dees' weekly top 40. But I still can't believe there's no "The Sign." How can you have a Best of the '90s list without Ace of Base? A few of the other biggies that didn't make the list — "Gangsta's Paradise," "Just a Girl," "No Rain," "Whoomp! There It Is" — at least get a mention in this set of 50 songs that barely missed the cut.
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- Pop told me this morning that the Spice Girls are planning a reunion tour. Spice up your life!
- Speaking of which, Best Week Ever lists the top 10 most anti-climactic band reunions ever. Van Halen and The Police made it on there, along with, shockingly, The Backstreet Boys.
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