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Flashback Friday x R. B. N. A: Irish Pop Bands

FlashBack Friday is a series where I reminisce. For previous episodes click here. R. B. N. A. (Real Badman Never Afraid) is me admitting to liking things people wouldn't usually admit to, but I'm never scared. For previous episodes click here

As you will all know by now, Stephen Gately died on Sunday

Via BBC News

Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died suddenly at the age of 33 while on holiday in Majorca.

Spanish police said he died on Saturday and that there were no signs of suspicious circumstances. But the cause of death is not yet known.

Gately was on holiday with his long-term partner Andy Cowles. His bandmates said they were “completely devastated” and are now travelling to Majorca.

The Irish band had six UK number one hits in the 1990s and reformed in 2007.

RIP that man.

Thought I'd be better off turning this into a Friday Flashback x Real Badman Never Afraid (R. B. N. A) post. Would have posted this on the day but had a change of heart. It would have been inappropriate of me to appreciate others instead of his band. I'm not gonna make out I was the biggest Stephen Gately fan or even a fan, Ronan Keating was who I rated; wasn't the greatest vocalist but he had a great tone. The Irish accent added some swagger to the ting as well. To be honest I didn't rate Boyzone. Westlife were the better Irish boyband.

I'm gonna celebrate Irish pop bands/songs I rated between the late 90's to early 00s

This was the biggest riddim of Boyzone's career

Rated this cover of Cat Stevens - Father and Son

Louis Walsh & Ronan Keating joined forces for Westlife, but I was and still am convinced that was a publicity stunt way of passing the baton without making Westlife seem like immitations. They were big when they first landed

I swear I felt most of their first 6 (was at least 5) straight number 1's

In my opinion The Corrs were the best of the lot. Andrea and the violin sister (Sharon) had my adolescent heart.

First song I heard by them was Dreams

RIP TOTP. The slightly off-beat skanks by audience members gave me joke (don't know why it jumps :/ )

The Corrs - What Can I Do. This riddim was 'ard. Sure this was on the Lloyds TSB advert

"If mi nuh get a forward pon di next one, mi a call Ricky Branson seh nuh bodda wid farrin, space mi seh"

(If I don't get a good response when I play the next song, call Sir Richard Branson and tell him I don't want to go to a foreign land, book me a ticket to Space)

The Corrs - Runaway

Last The Corrs riddim; Breathless

And a bonus one. Let's not forget the Irish Girl Band. This has inspired a future FlashBack Friday x Real Badman Never Afraid post

Guess I can't appreciate the Irish without posting a U2, right?

Beautiful Day was a sick, sick tune!!! Love this


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