Swoon! Boy band fever is taking over 9 On Your Side with a new Spotify playlist

CINCINNATI - "You are my fire... the one desire."

You hear those lyrics, and you can finish the song. Of course, they're the words to, "I Want It That Way," by the Backstreet Boys. People who lived through the 1990s, the golden age for male harmonies and vocalization, likely have the words to this song and many others permanently ingrained in their minds.

We've all got our favorite boy band songs--be they the slow, smooth stylings of Boyz II Men, the crooning pop melodies of 98 Degrees, or the "I dare you not to sing along and bust a move" grooves of *NSYNC.

For your listening pleasure, I asked 9 On Your Side staffers to share their top boy band jams with us. Read the list below. For Spotify members, I've created a playlist with all the songs so you can reminisce about the best of the 1990s.


Jennifer Moore, producerGone (*NSYNC), Backstreet's Back (Backstreet Boys), Uh-Huh (B2K)

Jay Warren, reporterQuiero Ser (Menudo)

Jenny Bak, Community ManagerI Want You Back (*NSYNC), As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys), Where's the Love (Hanson)

Libby Cunningham, Community ManagerThe Call (Backstreet Boys)

Sarah Walters, meteorologistHangin' Tough (New Kids on the Block)

Jesse Folk, web editorBackstreet's Back (Backstreet Boys)

Holly Edgell, Community EditorTearin' Up My Heart (*NSYNC), Can You Stand the Rain (New Edition)

Candace Gamel, assignment editorBye Bye Bye (*NSYNC)

Larry Handley, meteorologistMMMBop (Hanson)

Larry Smith, reporterCandy Girl (New Edition), Mr. Telephone Man (New Edition), Can You Stand the Rain (New Edition)

Kathrine Nero, anchorPlease Don't Go Girl (New Kids on the Block), Because of You (98 Degrees), I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys), It's Gonna Be Me (*NSYNC)

Jason Law, I-Team reporterEvery Other Time (LFO)

Katherine Loy, producerTearin' Up My Heart (*NSYNC), I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys), When You're Looking Like That (Westlife)

Kendall Herold, reporterI Want You Back (*NSYNC), Gone (*NSYNC), Say It, Don't Spray It (2Gether), Girl on TV (LFO)

What's your all-time favorite boy band jam? Share your song (or songs!) with me on Twitter @jennyfromthebak.

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