Most of us were forced to fall back 1 hour today thanks to Daylight Savings Time, that annoying whore who doesn’t seem to ever go away. Thanks to this un-poppable urethra pimple of an election, many of us probably hoped that we could set our clocks back 16 years to simpler times when Blind Date was the worst (and best) thing on our TV screens, Lindsay Lohan was still a pure ginger non-secret agent dew drop, our hardest decision tech-wise was choosing which color Nokia 8210 to get, and Kim Kartrashian wasn’t a name that was stored in our brains. (Although, PornHub didn’t exist back then and I had to get free porn from shit like Napster, so fuck going back.)
Since I’ve taken us back to the ancient days of the newborn aughts, let’s pay tribute to one of the songs that wiggled into our ear tunnels and burrowed into our brains for a few months.
While Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were owning the boy band game in 2000, BBMak managed to sneak in and snatch the spotlight from those American lessers (not really). BBMak was an English boy band who got together in 1999 and broke up 4 years later. BBMak sounds like a code you’d use on Grindr for some kind of sex shit you’re into. But it’s actually just an abbreviation of the last names of its three members (Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally). Stephen McNally is the hot Sean Cody-looking dude on the left, Mark Barry is the one in the middle and Christian Burns is the one on the right with “Let me speak to your manager” hair.
BBMak’s biggest hit was Back Here, which came out in the UK in 1999 and hit the U.S. a year later. BBMak were true artists, like Lady Gaga, because they all helped to write Back Here and they played their own instruments (or at least, strummed on a guitar in the video).
That video doesn’t make sense. At the end of their tube platform performance, that guitar case wouldn’t just be filled with money. It’d also be filled with dozens of creamy panties. That’s the kind of effect that BBMak had on the people!