Boy Band Lunch Break - 5ive
It all started with talk of Posh & Becks moving to Los Angeles. Then it was about Posh and the Spice Girls and their horrible videos. The conversation turned to boy bands of the same era (give or take) and their horrendous videos that often seemed sexually, well, questionable. LAist has now officially laughed ourselves silly watching these old videos and have to share them with you. They have a certain, "this can't possibly be for real" quality to them. So each day this week at lunch we are sharing a boy band classic video with you.
Today we bring you 5ive (yes they use the number and then spell it out). A big british hit, this was a dance song that played EVERYWHERE during a summer backpacking trip we took. Looking at this video now, we have two things to say. One, any lyric that starts with "Wiggy wiggy I'm getting jiggy" is priceless beyond words and two, the kinda cute rapper one reminds us eerily of KFed's european cousin, in a gross way.
The video runner up? "When the Lights Go Out." Dancing in a bowling alley is always going to be a contender. Ironically, in another video they're driving a vintage Mustang convertible and the steering wheel is on the left. Bowling and convertibles? Hello, you're BRITISH! Cultural displacement party of 5ive?