Billboard #1 Hits: #693: ‘I’ll Be Loving You [Forever]- New Kids On The Block. June 17, 1989. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘I’ll Be Loving You [Forever]- New Kids On The Block
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Maurice Starr
- Time: 3:57
- Album- Hangin’ Tough
- Grade: D
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart.
The first of three #1 hits by New Kids On The Block- another manufactured teenybopper band-which of course had a spectacular run up the charts which of course ran for only a few years before the expiration date came alone and they were old news- replaced by new ‘product.’ They had 14 Hot 100 hits-including a run of 9 straight Top 10 hits- their other #1’s were ‘Hang Tough’ 1989 and ‘Step By Step’ 1990. All of the ‘New Kids’ but one are now into their 50’s. I can still remember the moment I knew they were on the way out- they were coming to a local city- and the tickets went on sale one year ahead of the concert. Today that is not unusual but 30 years ago it was. I am sure a lot who bought those tickets- had moved on by the time the concert came along a year later. Or at least I hope they did.