NKOTBSB's new single 'Don't Turn Out the Lights': Listen (and girlishly swoon) here


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I don’t want to like this new song from the super boy band that I’m pretty sure was plucked straight out of my wildest dreams. (Did I mention my dreams are pretty boring?) The problem is that Sandra circa 1998 won’t let me mock it.

The new song from NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block + Back Street Boys), titled “Don’t Turn Off the Lights,” was first previewed in December to fans aboard the Backstreet Boys cruise*, but this is the first time the track has been heard in its entirety. You can hear it below:

Admittedly, it takes more than a few cues from the Boys’ “Straight Through My Heart,” and is basically a perfect pop song incognito. Yeah, that dance beat isn’t fooling anyone—this is pure pop. That aside, there are a few things I can appreciate about it—most notably the fact that the two band’s voices are so seamlessly woven together. It’s almost a game—again, a lame game that only I would play — to identify each voice in the song. (So far, I know that BSBer Brian starts the song, A.J joins in, then NKOTB’s Joey.** Then, I’m stumped.)

I’m done. I’m giving in: I love it. There, I said it. I can admit that I’m not over this boyband thing. At. All. Can you?

* = jealous!
** = Debate!

UPDATE: EW has been made aware that the song is a leak not yet meant for release, so we have pulled the link down. Sorry, guys!

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  • Cass

    I like it!


    • Color Me Impressed

      Ughh, I think I might have to listen to entirity of Surfer Rosa just to clean my ears out. That being said, I will go ahead and admit that the first album I ever bought with my own money was BB’s Black & Blue, so this totally brings back some memories.

      • Rebecca

        I love the song and TallPeopleMatch was amazing

  • Sweet

    Catchy, but no Jordan Knight falsetto? Boo.

    • Kristina

      But AJ’s smooth voice saves the day! Great song!

  • karyn

    the 10 year old in me is squealing in utter delight. I will shamelessly admit I’m stoked for this concert.

  • Brie

    Jordan actually has th first line in the song not Brian. Trust me I know my Jordan voice. :)

    • kelly71396

      I was just going to post the same thing :)

    • nicky

      yes it was jordan and then AJ :)

      • Daniela

        i was going to say that, girls! it’s Jordan’s voice.. :)

    • StaceyFaye

      I was going to say that same thing as well!! It goes Jordan, AJ, Joe and then I think Howie. I’m pretty sure there is a Brian part around 1:22!

    • KFed

      Yep Jordan. Methinks Sandra isn’t much of a Blockhead.

  • Jennifer H

    Love the song and that BSB dominate the song with their amazing vocals….the only NKOTB showcased on the song is Joey, Jordan and Donnie.

  • Kathy Blois

    If I am correct it goes like this
    Brian, AJ, Joey, Brian, Nick(Chorus Lead), Jordan, Nick, Brian, Joey, Nick (Chorus Lead), Howie, Nick, Nick(Chorus Lead). And I believe that’s how it goes.

  • Megan D

    Yeah you need to take another listen that is Jordan Knight at the start of the song then AJ and then Joe.

  • Brynna

    oooooooooh. This song was created just so my best friend (big NKOTB fan) and me(BSB for life) can finally see eye to eye on something.

  • Meg

    Love it! (and yea that’s totally Jordan starting off the song!)

  • Kirsten

    I could hear some Howie and I’m pretty sure Donnie is the speaking part. It seems more BSB & Joe McIntyre, but I’ll take it! It’s a really catchy track!

  • Elizabeth

    I’m a BSB-er, so other than Joey, I was stumped, but I did pick out Nick, AJ, Brian & Howie.

    (That was a lunch well spent…)

  • Laura

    I love it! Can’t wait for the tour this summer!

  • Phoenixmoon3

    Fab U Lust!! :)

  • nicky

    N K O T B S B Baby!!!Donnie voice is so damn Sexy!!!Love this song so much <3

  • Ugly Jenny

    I was on the cruise when they previewed this song, and as soon as I heard it, I fell in love!
    Don’t worry Sandra, I would play Which Boy sings that lyric (I heard all the BSB, plus Donnie, Joey, and Jordan).

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