Tune of the Tuesday: “Want You Back” – 5 Seconds of Summer

Enjoying the evolution of sound from 5SOS, particularly the addition of keys, which goes a bit more pop than past albums but is still a song you can easily see performed by the band themselves, with instruments live as opposed to singing relegated to a backing instrumental production track.

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Tune of the Tuesday: “Find You” – Nick Jonas

I bought this song off of iTunes not really knowing who the song was by. It was the intro of sparse guitar chords that drew me in. To have the song evolve into a melodic dance rhythm with the guitar tying everything together, it’s a song that is hard to get out of one’s mind once you’ve heard it a few times. Such as it is for me, in any case. I can’t say that I know all the lyrics per se, but I’ve now come to associate those particular guitar chords played at that specific tempo as an introduction to this song.

Throwback Track Thursday: “I Want You Back” – *NSYNC

I am admittedly not a watcher of the NFL. I understand the basics of football, thanks to high school gym class, but prefer the Canadian Football League’s game to that of the US. I easily concede that between the two leagues, the NFL has the better half-time show at their championship event, the Super Bowl.

I don’t usually watch the Super Bowl. I often miss it. And I’ve yet to watch this year’s Super Bowl Half-Time show that was done by Justin Timberlake. Because really, is there anything better than Left Shark when Katy Perry did the Super Bowl Half-Time show?

All the promotion of Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl made me miss the group that helped him launch his current career. *NSYNC was the group that was my favourite, particularly in its early years when the media reported a rivalry between *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys due supposedly to jealously by Backstreet that their then-manager sought to create another boy band when they were already around. Then the music and high energy of *NSYNC just was better. And my love of this group’s music introduced me, via music discussion boards, to friends I’ve never met in person but consider friends to this day. I still remember all the choreography to “I Want You Back” because the music video to the song was released pre-YouTube, so one had to request the video be played on video music stations in order to see and hear the song… and a lot of people did. It’s a song I think I will always know the lyrics to as well, given how many performances I’ve seen of this song, both via the myriad of media performances that I viewed and the one-time I saw *NSYNC perform live. LOL. Team *NSYNC forever!