Love Them For A Reason

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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth Twenty Five EUROS to spend at and of the many Golden Discs branches across the country.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Boybands

What precision-tooled pop confection, manufactured and ‘performed’ by dishy young men of varying musical ability, gets your heart throbbing like a new kid on the block?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for_______________________by ______________[name of boyband], because____________________________’

Lines MUST close at 9.15pm EXTENDED until Midnight

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59 thoughts on “Love Them For A Reason

    1. Bodger

      Rugbyfan, I had completely forgotten. I am very Sorry. I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all. Will have it up on Monday.

  1. Cian

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for_______________________by ______________[name of boyband], because____________________________’

  2. ReproButina

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of a crush for Stay by East 17, because it’s the 3rd best “that time of year” song ever.

      1. ReproButina

        Don’t you oppress me Scottser! Them lads on the front didn’t die so you could stop me liking a bare minimum of “that time of year” songs.

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            I’d have said so –
            wasn’t the story at the time that Tony Mortimer had a solo contract then Take That broke so they asked him to bring his mates along too….

          2. Brother Barnabas

            yeah that’s it, I think

            so not ‘manufactured’ like boyzone or whatever. east 17 were a lot cooler.

            I met a barman from the academy a couple of years ago and he was telling me that dublin gig was the saddest thing he’d ever seen

          3. ReproButina

            Opinions vary but for me 2nd best is U2’s version of “Baby, please come home” and top of the list is The Festive Spirits “That’s when you know it’s Christmas”.

  3. Dub Spot

    ‘Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees, because they turned Boys2Men’

  4. Nigel

    ‘Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for Back For Good by Take That, because purely in terms of phonetics, the line ‘Got your lipstick mark still on your coffee cup’ is the aural equivalent of crack cocaine, just the sounds made by the words, all those perfectly spaced hard consonants clicking out of the speaker, still gives me shivers.

  5. Cian

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for “When You Say Nothing at All” by Ronan Keating, because it was the “First Dance” song when I got married. Which always cracks me up, ’cause it’s basically saying “shut it, I like you best when you’re quiet!”

    1. Cian

      On rereading this I realise I explained badly. It was the most popular song for the first dance.

      We didn’t choose it.

  6. Cool_Hand_Lucan

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for Deep by East 17 because it’s a soulful, upbeat rap-ballad that takes inspiration from the Trip-hop scene from the early 90s and has no place in a boy-band discography. Regarding the video, urban camouflage will always be cool.

  7. Bertie blenkinsop

    Feck it –
    Myself and Lady Bertie have a soft spot for “It’s all about you” by McFly.

    (sickener for me if she’s been singing “it’s all about Hugh” all these years)

  8. Janet, I ate my avatar

    I will be big enough to admit that under the influence I might have typed this
    https://youtu.be/fV8vB1BB2qc
    but I’m off the gargle and happily immune to loosing my better judgement in the sentimental crooning of fit fellas

  9. Pat Walsh

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a crush on Daydream Believer by The Monkees because they were the first manufactured boy band and are still the best.

  10. Liam Deliverance

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of crush for Jump by Kris Kross because it was a seriously cool and super street rap song. Precise and sharp lyrics with an amazing video. We probably wouldn’t have the likes of Eminem today except for these two rapping rapscallions. I never did get the Eagles baseball jacket that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly wore in the video but me and my mate, when we were out of eye shot of me Ma, would take off our jeans and but em back on backwards and strut about as cool as you could be. The oul lad in the local newsagents barred us from coming in with our jeans backwards,we think he thought it was some sort of shoplifting ploy, what did he know, the old square eh?

    “Don’t try to compare us to another bad little fad
    I’m the Mac and I’m bad give you something that you never had
    I’ll make ya bump hump wiggle and shake your rump
    Cause I’ll be kicking the flavor that makes you wanna Jump
    How high? Real high! Cause I’m just so fly
    A young lovable, hugable type of guy
    And everything is to the back with a little slack
    Cause inside out, it’s wiggida wiggida wiggida wack”

    Jump – Kris Kross – 1992
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010KyIQjkTk

  11. scottser

    There is only one credible answer to this charade. Pass the dutchie by musical youth. They were boys and they were a band. Memes would approve too.
    Bom biddley biddley bom

  12. Yep

    Despite a deep love of great music, I have a bit of a crush for Double Lovin’ by The Osmonds because when released in ’71 at the height of the free love movement, they solidified their place as the spearhead of the sexual revolution with a song that opens up the possibility of multiple lovers for women in this important time for sexual equality.

    No longer did women have to pick a favourite member of their favourite pop group but could Now daydream about Donny AND Merrill taking them for picnics or the movies or whatever.

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