Which boy band hits made The Lonely Island cry, rejoice (*NSYNC — we’re looking at you) and feel downright charmed? Find out as the Billboard cover stars reveal their picks for their favorite boy band songs.
2. “Can You Stand The Rain,” New Edition
This 1988 song written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is about weathering relationship problems. Taccone found it moving: “Jorma cried to this song in junior high.”
3. “Please Don’t Go Girl,” New Kids on the Block
NKOTB’s first hit peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988 on the strength of “the falsetto of a tiny little angel,” Joey McIntyre.
5. “Iesha,” Another Bad Creation
Detailing a playground attraction and first date featuring Nintendo, the 1990 track was a powerful early influence. “Jorma cried to this song in junior high as well,” admits the band.
This article was originally featured in the June 4 issue of Billboard.