Hans Worst Hits of the 80’s- Hangin’ Tough- New Kids On The Block. For a three year span they polluted the radio with bad music and MTV with videos which made you want to reach into the screen and punch these New Kids out. I could have chosen any of their hits as a Worst Hit- but this is the one I remember hearing the most so I will go with it. I also have a special dislike for this group because it seems like they were the ones who got this Boy Band craze going.
From 1988 to 1990- New Kids On The Block had nine Top 10 hits and three #1’s- I’ll Be Loving You, Hangin’ Tough, and Step By Step. Two of their albums went to #1 on the album chart. It seemed to me that at least 95% of their fans were teenage girls. I could be underestimating on that.
I can remember the moment I knew they were on the way out. This is fairly common today but back then it seemed odd. They were coming nearby on a concert tour-but the concert was a year away and tickets were already going on sale. My first thought was- their management knows the gig is about up- by the time the concert comes around in a year half the ticket buyers will have moved on. It wasn’t long after that -they did thankfully fade away. These boys were 99.9 % marketing and .1% talent. I could be underestimating on that.