Saturday, June 27, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: New Kids on the Block's "The Right Stuff" (which isn't actually called that?!)

The other day when I wrote about the possibility of Danny Ainge getting the band back together this summer in the form of the 2008 Celtics, I referenced the fact that New Kids on the Block were playing at the TD Garden that very night.

It got me thinking, I've never actually used NKOTB for an Awesome Old Song of the Week.  When I looked up my favorite hit of theirs, 1988's The Right Stuff, I made a rather startling discovery--according to the internet, it's not actually called "The Right Stuff."  The real title of the song is You Got It (The Right Stuff).

I'm betting a large number of you reading this were equally as shocked by this revelation as I was.  The thing is though, I'm not so certain I believe the magical interweb of today.  Take a close look at the cassette cover from the Hangin' Tough album pictured.  In the upper left corner, the first track is clearly labeled "The Right Stuff."  I'm confident that if I dug my copy of the tape out of my parents attack, it would say the same thing.

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