Unaware But Underlined


Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth twenty five euros on offer, we asked you to reveal  your favourite song from a boyband.

Yes, we went ‘there’.

You replied in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then….

Kriss Kross – Jump

Liam Deliverance writes:

‘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 put 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?’

East 17 – Deep

Cool Hand Lucan writes:

‘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.’

Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You

Janet I Ate My Avatar writes:

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

The Osmonds – Double Lovin’

Yep writes:

‘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…’


Take That – Back For Good

Nigel writes:

‘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…

Thanks all.

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39 thoughts on “Unaware But Underlined

  1. Brother Barnabas

    in fairness to gary barlow*, he’s a great songwriter

    *am assuming he wrote it but not bottomed checking

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      I’ve said it before I’ll say it again –
      you’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive comeback in popular music

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I have a Take That mug with a lipstick mark on it. Bought at a concert with my own easy-earned money.

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          I’ve seen them 6 times and truth be told I wasn’t dragged kicking and screaming either :)

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            In fairness, man on man sweaty action is your answer to everything from the Middle East conflict to Manchester United’s negative goal difference.

          2. missred

            Ah now, Take That’s gay manager was a huge influence on their early image including some very sweaty sexy videos. Those dance routines….I mean the baby oil and the gyrating!

          3. Bertie Blenkinsop

            Nigel Martin-Smith.
            Robbie Williams hates him which seems like a decent character reference to me.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Take bleedin’ That??!!
    Are you for real?
    Some of you have fallen deeply in my estimation.
    Either That or drugs Take-n.

  3. Yep

    I’m delighted to have gotten a mention. I made all of that up tbh. I just googled Osmond songs and went from there because Brother loves ’em. Not a terrible song Now I hear it. Congrats Nigel. Well deserved.

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