NKOTB's Jordan Knight Likes Hearing His Music In Mundane Places

07/30/2013
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(Radio.com) This weekend, New Kids on the Block will wrap up The Package Tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, a nostalgia-fueled "love fest" in the words of NKOTB's Jordan Knight.

With the summer tour coming to a close, Radio.com sat down with Knight, who, among other things, recalled the very first time he heard himself on the radio. He was 16, in his native Boston.

"I was in my living room, [in] the house I grew up in. The song was 'Be My Girl' and it came on an AM station," he said. "There's something about your song being on the radio. It just makes it real. It makes it legit. I was like, 'That's a legit song!'"

Knight said it's a very different feeling hearing the song on the radio vs. in the studio. "When you hear it over and over in the studio or on your cassette player, it just sounds like a studio tape," Knight said. "But then when you hear it on the radio you're like, 'We can be famous!' It made me really excited."

And famous NKOTB got. Their first single, "Be My Girl" was released in 1986 and served as the lead track off their debut album New Kids on the Block. They would go on to record three No. 1 hits and amass a legion of fans who continue to follow the band 25+ years later. more.

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Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

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