editor’s pick: oh boy!
what’s the best boy band song to karaoke to?
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Backstreet Boys - “I Want It That Way”Why: “Cheesy lyrics sung slowly is the ultimate karaoke must for me. You. Are. My. Fire.” --Steff Yotka, NYLON Associate Web Editor2gether - “U + Me = Us”Why: “Anything that has a depressing and not that well-known story is great to start a karaoke banter. Plus, with 2gether you can be like, ‘Are you a Kevin?’ Because they all had such unique characters on the show. It’s like which Spice Girl are you, but the cooler version.” --Blair Waters, NYLON TV ProducerLFO - “Summer Girls”Why: “I almost always start my night with this song because everyone knows it but always forgets about it. Plus, the lyrics are insane and what better what to learn them than by seeing them whiz past you onscreen? RIP Rich.” --Rebecca Willa Davis, NYLON Executive Web EditorTake That - “Back For Good”Why: I feel like the range that it’s in, you can either sing it alone or sing it with a group. And girls can sing it--it’s not gender-specific.”‘N Sync - “Tearin’ Up My Heart”Why: “You can get really heartfelt on this one. Also, it’s really easy to incorporate the dance moves, which gets you major karaoke bonus points. Also, to prep you get to watch this video from their performance on TRL circa ’98 and it is everything.” --RWD