Thursday, July 7, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Westlife

Do you remember Westlife? You may not -- this Irish quintet had a relatively short-lived pop culture life in the U.S. and were pretty obscured by 98 Degrees and O-Town (oh right, and *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys too). But. You probably remember "Swear It Again" from at least one middle school dance and/or bar mitzvah (Krista does -- it was the background music of her first slow dance, shared with a young man named Gibs).

I was always a bigger fan of "Fool Again." It was my jam (and it still is...). I learned about it from TIOJ-friend Lizzy, who saw it all over MTV Asia circa 1999. And yes, we both still know all the words to it.

Fun facts: Westlife was originally signed by Simon Cowell (pre-American Idol). Additionally, the band (now a quartet) is still making albums and touring, albeit not in the United States. Don't worry, I'm already researching when/where.

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