July 6, 2022

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Who Was Your Teenage Crush?

New Kids on the Block

The opposite evening, I used to be strolling dwelling from dinner, when 12-year-old Toby known as me. “Mommy,” he mentioned, “Have you ever ever heard of a band known as The New Youngsters on the Block? Their songs are actually good.”

I burst out laughing on the sidewalk. Have I heard of The New Youngsters on the Block?! I used to be solely obsessive about them for 3 years of my life.

New Kids on the Block

You sort of needed to be there.

My twin sister and I turned 10 on the peak of New Youngsters’ fame, and college lunchtime dialog centered round which band member you preferred most: Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg or Danny Wooden.

New Kids on the Block

Our pals have been unanimous: Joey. He was six years older than we have been, however his babyfaced allure was ir-res-istible.

New Kids on the Block

One afternoon, my mother was driving to the grocery retailer, and my sister and I have been sitting within the backseat. New Youngsters was blasting from the tape deck, naturally, and my sister turned to face me. “I do know different individuals discuss Joey McIntyre,” she mentioned, earnestly. “They’ll typically even say, ‘I really like him.’ However, Jo, I truly LOVE him.”

These emotions are actual! I’m so curious: Who was your preteen/teenage superstar crush? Please share under…

P.S. My present superstar crush, and what music do you play your children?

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