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New Kids, New Edition Are At Your ‘Service’

Last month we wrote about it and crossed our fingers that it wouldn't be a train wreck of epic proportions. So now that "Full Service," the much talked about collaboration between '80s boy bands New Kids on the Block and New Edition has surfaced, I guess the question is: is it any good? I've listened to it several times, and each time it's grown on me a bit more. So while it's not great, I think it's (wait for it...) serviceable. It's no secret we're not fans of auto-tune around these parts. However, I think it actually works on this track, giving it a little flavor that might've been missing otherwise. Besides, at this point, both groups probably felt that they needed to do something to help connect with today's generation. If auto-tune is the worst they'll do, I'll give them a pass. Personally, it was just good to hear the fellas singing anything again. Producer RedOne, who co-wrote "Service" with Kids member Donnie Wahlberg and New York disco singer Lady GaGa, called the track "universal" and "melodic," adding that upon hearing the track, "right away you start feeling good." He may be a bit biased. But you're not. Let us know what you think.

New Kids on the Block feat. New Edition: "Full Service"


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8 Responses

  1. Ther TRL fans will eat this garbage up because they dont know any better. Cats in the streets...not so much:)

  2. Hmmm...interesting. I'm a fan of these groups from my preteen/teen years. So, this sound for them is kind of weird to me. It's okay. I guess it could've been worse. I think today's teens will love something like this though. It sounds just like all the other hot pop stars currently ruling the charts.

  3. Right away after hearing the track I feel...embarrassed. The lyrics. Lord. The beats not hot enough for me to get over the lyrics, which would make sense coming from a teen star, but is ridiculous from guys in their mid 30's. And where's NE in the mix?

  4. lol...how did they decide who was gonna sing when? it is soooo crazy hearing Ralph come in after who ever the hell it was crooning (i dont want to use the word singing) before him. man NE couldve freaked the shit outta this song w/o NK. mannn see, one more reason why this is some ol' bullsheet.

  5. I need to first say that we (the pre-teen/teen girls in my world in 88-91) didn't play that "NKOTB" ish around my way and that way included both the neighborhood and the Lutheran School that I attended. The WGs knew that if they wanted to be down w/ the "cool kids" they were not to be mentioned, lol. I remember there were 2 girls in my class who liked them, 1 black and 1 a WG and everyone would ride them mercilessly. Okay, so I say all that so that yall know I"m not being funny (bc I actually have no clue) but I'm wondering if they were actually good singer or if the promo was just exceptional (and it was exceptional even I have to admit that) bc the only reason that I can see them singing this whole song in auto-tune is so that they all sound more on par than if those boys/men can't sing and then were followed by Johnny, Ricky, and Ralph - that would be disasterous for them, lol. Seriously, though could/can then actually sing?

  6. just heard the song...full length version...cant stop listening to it...so much better than half the music that's out there today. NE & New Kids....AWESOME!! fan of both groups....been there since the beginning with NE back in '83

  7. I LOVE the song. LOVE the new CD out by NKOTB. I think they sound great, look great, and are doing a great job. If it's not your thing, don't listen to em.

  8. Can someone PLEASE destroy all auto-tune plug-ins and outboard gear? Pretty please! Jeezus, it's played.
    I'dprobably like this song if I could turn my brain off when I listen to music. But alas, I can't...and these lyrics are pure gahbage. *sigh*
    Anybody remember how HOTT Sean John's remix of NE"s You Don't Have To Worry was?? This is a FAR cry from that!



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