New Kids on the Block Teach the History of Boy Bands In New Music Video
Pop Stars: Then & Now

Recruiting Lance Bass and Debbie Gibson, the group pays tribute to other huge pop acts.

Now it's time for a little boy band appreciation.

The New Kids on the Block just dropped their latest music video for "Boys In the Band" on Friday, a visual that honors all the groups that came both before and after the boys from Boston.

The video is set in a high school, with Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame playing teacher. The lesson of the day: The History of Boy Bands.

Sporting old age makeup, NKOTB shows up to school the students, taking them through every generation of crooners like them and rocking different looks along the way.

With cameos from Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson and Bell Biv Devoe of New Edition, the video also name checks groups including Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, One Direction, B2K, BTS, Westlife and the Jackson 5.

The guys even recreate some iconic pop music video moments from the '90s and '00s, including the puppetry from "Bye, Bye, Bye" and the soaking wet look from "Quit Playing Games."

"I wrote the lyrics to the song as a homage to boy bands, but you can't truly pay tribute to boy bands, visually, without a little self-deprecating humor," Donnie Wahlberg said of the video. "Nobody has thicker skin than boy band members."

The song will be featured on the bang's re-issue of their "Hangin' Tough" album, dropping March 8, 2019. They'll hit the road with Gibson, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature and Tiffany this summer.

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