I was thinking the other day there are a lot of artists with a song called “Summertime”. I can understand their enthusiasm and reasoning for writing a song like that – I certainly enjoy when the weather warms up and everything turns green. There is so much fun to be had in the summer, especially here in Ithaca. Sublime, Kenny Chesney, George Gershwin, Bon Jovi, and DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince all have their own version of the song, and now so do The New Kids On the Block. That’s right, NKOTB has a song on the radio now called Summertime, off their reunion album.
Don’t believe me? Click on the picture and check it out.
Seriously. I laugh everytime I hear this song. Maybe its because their lyrics are so bad:
Do you remember,
Or should I rewind,
To that summer when you caught my eye,
I played it cool,
The weather was hot,
You had the beauty and the beach on lock.
Or maybe its because I can’t believe the New Kids on the Block have a new song out. The average age of these guys is 39 years old. Not that there is anything wrong with being that age, but I have a hard time listening to a boy band croon about summer love on the beach 20 years after they were a boy band. Anyone else share my opinion?