Larry Martino

Larry Martino

Larry Martino

New Kids On The Block will headline “The Mixtape Tour,” which lands at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay during Memorial Day Weekend 2022!  This tour will also include Salt-n-Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue.  Listen to 96.3 KKLZ to win free tickets each weekday (5/16/22-5/20/22) at 8:40am with the Mike & Carla Morning Show, at 12:40pm with Wendy Rush on The Midday Show, and then at 4:10pm with Larry Martino when you play “Martino’s Mystery Melody.”

This American “Boy Band” from the Boston, Massachusetts area burst onto the pop music scene with their second album, Hangin’ Tough.  This album produced five Top 10 singles and went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Album Chart in September 1989.  Brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood followed that success with a Christmas album, and then in 1990, they released Step By Step, which also hit #1 on the album chart in June of that year.  They would win two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, and for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.  In 2014, New Kids On The Block received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here are seven of their biggest hits…which one do you most look forward to seeing them perform on May 29th at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay?

  • 7) Tonight

    The group’s final Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 reached #7 in September 1990.

  • 6) Please Don't Go Girl

    This was their breakthrough single and first Top 10 hit.  This ballad peaked at #10 in October of 1988, and began a string of 9 consecutive Top 10 hits on the Hot 100.

  • 5) You Got It (The Right Stuff)

    The second single released from Hangin’ Tough was NKOTB’s first Top 5 hit, reaching #3 in early 1989.

  • 4) Cover Girl

    This was the fifth and final single released from Hangin’ Tough and it went all the way to #2.  It was kept out of the top spot by Listen To Your Heart from Roxette.

  • 3) I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

    This ballad became the group’s first of 3 singles to top the Billboard Hot 100.  Jordan Knight sings lead vocals on a song that spent a week at #1 and a total of 6 weeks in the top 10.

  • 2) Hangin' Tough

    The title track from Hangin’ Tough became NKOTB’s second #1 single, topping the charts in September 1989.

  • 1) Step By Step

    The title track and lead single from the group’s 1990 album Step By Step.  It became their third and final #1 single, spending three weeks at the top position.  It’s their best-selling single of all time!

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