Monday, May 20, 2024

(Watch) Early 90s All Star Nostalgia Single Is a Hit with New Kids, Salt-n-Pepa, Rick Astley, En Vogue


Out today is “Bring Back the Time,” a an all-star late 80s/early 90s slice of nostalgia. It’s already number 2 on iTunes.

The New Kids on the Block single features Rick Roll himself, Rick Astley, Salt-n-Pepa, and En Vogue all warbling about the good old days 30 years ago.

We’ve seen this kind of thing before, from other generations. In the 70s there was a nostalgia for the 50s. Then it was the Sixties in the 80s. The Seventies came back in the 90s. And so on. It’s a novelty song that will get a lot of traction for a short time. If you were 12 in 1989, “Bring Back the Time” will mean a lot to you.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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