Saturday, March 21, 2009

Music Memory Moment: No More Games by New Kids on the Block

Probably one of the worst songs ever recorded in the history of ever is No More Games by everyone’s favourite boy band New Kids on the Block. As I have shamefully admitted on previous occasions, I went through a bit of a boy band phase when I was little.

OK, so those of you who know how old I am know that I wasn’t that little when this song came out, but I was still a young and innocent teenager. Fourteen to be exact, but I could be off by a year.

Anyways, I loved this crappy song and I honestly thought it was awesome, especially the rap at the end. I was totally clueless about the fact that Donnie Wahlberg couldn’t rap for shit and that the lyrics were the most retarded ever.

I mean, the song starts with Donnie saying, “No more games is about positivity, and positivity is not about being soft, it’s about being smart. You suckers.” WTF. I was going to say in their defence and mine, that we were young and did not know any better.

At least, I know better now. But those NKOTB boys? Someone should have told them that what is cute when you are in your early twenties looks kind of dumb when you are grown men in your late thirties. Oh well, it’s probably just about money anyway.

I was actually present at this exact concert. No, not embarrassing at all.

Back to the No More Games song. I loved the rap at the end so much, that not only did I learn it by heart, but I also used to rap it myself, every chance I got. I am not joking. I was totally unashamed and unaware that I: 1. Couldn’t rap. 2. Was making an ass of myself, and 3. That apart from fellow NKOTB fans, no one liked or cared for my rap.

I would rap NKOTB songs at school on the playground, in the toilets, in the halls, even in the classrooms sometimes. What the hell was wrong with me?

You know what the worst part is? To this day, I still know the rap by heart. In fact, I know a lot of bad raps by heart. Besides all NKOTB raps, I also remember, for example, all the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby.

Shut up! I am sure you did some pretty embarrassing things as a teenager too.


J. said...

hahahahahahahaha... ace Natazzz.. I laughed out loud several times while reading this!

sorry to say.. I never got the NKOTB phenomenon..there was a girl in my class who was quite into them.. I was just into the girls, ha ha!

excellent post.. not sure if I have an embarrassement I could easily spill..I was really lame...

oh.. got one... gee.. I'll regret this... I wasn't adverse to a certain US actor come singer's(KITT..the car anybody..I just can't type his name for the love of god!) songs...for a brief time only!!!!!!!! He will forever haunt ze Dschörmans...aparently we're a nation that loves him..the Brits keep poking fun at us..and I don't blame them, ha ha ha ha

Natazzz said...

Oh J, thanks for the laughs!


In my book that's 10 times worse than boy bands. I, am too, someone who always makes fun of the Germans for loving him.

P.S. You still owe me an email missy ;-)

J. said...

I know I know... my head is hanging down so low.. it's hitting the floor.. rest assured you're NOT forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now to your love of Germans.. I know we are just adorable :D Maybe just a tad wierd though ;)