Thursday, September 1, 2016

Teen idol

Recently I had this song in my head that I liked, and when I looked it up, I realized that it was by 17-year-old blossoming teen idol Shawn Mendes.  I was a little disturbed because:

--I can't believe I like a song by a teen idol

--I can't believe I find him hot

I mentioned this to my husband, who thought it was slightly amusing.

Me: "He's so young I'd go to jail if I had sex with him."

Him: "True.  But so what?"

Me: "Our daughter should be the one who thinks he's hot.  She's closer in age to him than I am."

Him: "A fetus is closer in age to him than you are."

Me: "Oh God.  You're right.  But when I actually was a teenager, there weren't any teen idols. Like, in the 90s."

Him: "Yes, there were.  There was NKOTB."

Me: "No, that was really early 90s.  And anyway, can you even name a NKOTB?"

Him: "No, but I'm not a girl.  What about Justin Timberlake?"

Me: "No, that was very late 90s.  I'm talking mid-90s.  Who was the Justin Bieber of the mid-90s?"

Him: "I don't know.  I'm not a girl."

Me: "I'm trying to think of who the teen idol singer was in the mid-90s and I can't think of anyone.  I really can't."

Him: "And I don't care."

Seriously, who was the Justin Bieber of the 90s?  Also, why did girls like Justin Bieber?  He isn't even hot.  Shawn Mendes is much hotter.  Damn!

11 comments:

  1. Fizzy- you are forgetting about all the guys on 90210!

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    1. Guess they were not a band... I think you are correct... There were no music teen idols between NKOTB in the late 80's and BSB, N'Sync, and 98degrees in the late 90's.

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  2. There were none! It was the grunge-era. We hated teen idols then :)

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  3. How are you defining mid-90s vs end of 90s? MmmBop was 1997, and I would've counted that as mid-90s. And Backstreet Boys had Quit Playing Games with My Heart out in '97, too.

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  4. Kurt cobain, Axl rose. Grunge (anti-boy band bad boys) was popular in the early 90s. I remember people thought the members of sugar ray were hot.

    Boy bands were nkotb (name Donnie wahlberg ring a bell?), n sync, Hanson.

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  5. BOYZ II MEN. My 8th grade graduation song (1992) was "End of the Road"

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  6. Don't forget Marketing Mark Wahlberg, Donnie's brother. "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch"

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    1. Was Marky Mark really a teen idol?

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    2. Not a teen idol, but he was hot!

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  7. Marky Mark was in NKOTB, no?

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