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98 Degrees are back together and dropped a new single (that everyone is ignoring)

I never cared for them, they were the worst of all the late 90s/early 00s boy bands (yes, OTown was better) and I hated Nick Lachey and his singing. He has a whiny tone to his voice when he sings and I hate it.

But this is a fun song! Nick looks great! It’s sad no one cares at all. Even O-Town gets more love and views than them lol

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by Anonymousreply 96July 21, 2021 10:52 AM

I do like Nick Lachey's voice (he certainly sings MUCH better than any of the Backstreet Boys and doesn't have a screechy, uncontrolled voice like JC Chasez), but 98 Degrees has always been an impossibly boring band. The ballads that make the bulk of their repertoire, have always been soporific and painfully mediocre. However, they were surprisingly effective in the very few danceable numbers their made. It's too bad they tried to corner the Adult Contemporary market with such sub-par material, instead of trying to compete in the big leagues.

As for this song, it could have been a nice album filler back in 1998. Nowadays, it sounds as dated as it is unremarkable. Surprisingly enough, their 2.0 album from 2013 sound much fresher than this, and it had better songs.

by Anonymousreply 1July 19, 2021 8:36 PM

I want Nick Lachey to drop his pants.

by Anonymousreply 2July 19, 2021 8:41 PM

Jeff Timmons was always the hottest member of 98 degrees, as far as I'm concerned.

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by Anonymousreply 3July 19, 2021 8:42 PM

Jeff is cute, but he must be short as hell.

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by Anonymousreply 4July 19, 2021 8:43 PM

They’re all short

by Anonymousreply 5July 19, 2021 8:45 PM

[quote] Jeff Timmons was always the hottest member of 98 degrees, as far as I'm concerned.

He has/had awesome pecs as your pic illustrates.

by Anonymousreply 6July 19, 2021 8:45 PM

Drew Lachey is even shorter than Jeff Timmons!

They must be like 5'4 or 5'5.

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by Anonymousreply 7July 19, 2021 8:46 PM

None of them were that attractive, but I had a friend who was obsessed with Drew Lachey

by Anonymousreply 8July 19, 2021 8:47 PM

Luuuuuuuuv Drew Lachey and his big nose. Drew has a huge penis! The biggest penis out of all the boybands they say. Sounds delish!

by Anonymousreply 9July 19, 2021 8:58 PM

Their hotness ratio was good at a strong 75%. Higher than *NSYNC but lower than BSB.

by Anonymousreply 10July 19, 2021 9:13 PM

Drew is an ugly little troll.

Nick is the brother who got all the nice features.

Jeff is the hottest of the group.

And I don't even know the name of the other guy.

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by Anonymousreply 11July 19, 2021 9:15 PM

There’s always a fat one.

by Anonymousreply 12July 19, 2021 9:22 PM

[quote] There’s always a fat one.

N'Sync didn't have a fat one.

But they did have Chris Kirkpatrick.

And Backseat Boys didn't have a fat one, either.

Their ugly duckling was AJ.

by Anonymousreply 13July 19, 2021 9:25 PM

I would consider Chris Kirkpatrick ‘fit fat’

by Anonymousreply 14July 19, 2021 9:27 PM

R13 AJ wasn’t considered the ugly one. He was the rebel. Howie was the ugly one.

Joey Fatone was indeed fat.

by Anonymousreply 15July 19, 2021 9:27 PM

Howie wasn’t ugly, AJ was.

Jon was the ugliest of the NKOTB, but he matured into a handsome man.

Gay face whatisname (the out gay one) was the ugliest N’sync guy.

by Anonymousreply 16July 19, 2021 9:31 PM

Cute video.

by Anonymousreply 17July 19, 2021 9:42 PM

It has 37,000 views in 5 days?

That, my friends, is a BOMB.

by Anonymousreply 18July 19, 2021 9:48 PM


by Anonymousreply 19July 19, 2021 9:51 PM

How in the hell was the fat one with the goatee even allowed to join? It's one thing to be a little overweight, but he was also unattractive.

He looks like their accountant.

by Anonymousreply 20July 19, 2021 9:56 PM

I like the song. But it's not one of those mothering pieces of shit rap/hip-hop crap. So it may or may not appeal to today's kids. It's a good summer song. I hope it does well.

by Anonymousreply 21July 19, 2021 9:57 PM

Holy shit that video is embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 22July 19, 2021 9:59 PM

R16 Howie wasn’t ugly but was considered the ugly one by teenage girls. AJ was different because he was covered in earrings and tattoos. Now it’s the norm but then it was seen as rebellious and “bad boy”.

by Anonymousreply 23July 19, 2021 10:03 PM

Nick was very hot to me BITD. His wife is cute I think.

by Anonymousreply 24July 19, 2021 10:09 PM

The video starts off fun, but it's just them in the car until the end. Thought maybe they'd squeeze in a scene at "the club" with them throwing some old-school dance moves.

by Anonymousreply 25July 19, 2021 10:13 PM

OMG! It's an average white ,middle aged guy summer!!!

by Anonymousreply 26July 19, 2021 10:20 PM

Yas kween.

by Anonymousreply 27July 19, 2021 10:23 PM

[quote] I like the song. But it's not one of those mothering pieces of shit rap/hip-hop crap. So it may or may not appeal to today's kids. It's a good summer song. I hope it does well.

98 Degrees barely had hits; when they weren’t forgotten 50 yr old fathers. But yeah it’s totally because it’s not Hip Hop that teens won’t be listening to it.

by Anonymousreply 28July 19, 2021 10:32 PM

O-Towns comeback single was better.

Sucks Ashley refused to come back though. But his departure meant Trevor could finally be featured singing on a song!

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by Anonymousreply 29July 19, 2021 10:33 PM

They're hopping on the Synthwave bandwagon.

You would think these artists would realize when a 15-year-old trend is played out.

by Anonymousreply 30July 19, 2021 10:49 PM

The OP who thinks this music is "fun" is ignorant of the underground artists 98 Degrees is ripping off, who made better songs, plus all the better synthwave that top artists are doing that sound much better and more "fun" than this.

by Anonymousreply 31July 19, 2021 10:53 PM

The reason it's bombing is because the sound is played-out and not original at all, something which DLers are unaware of.

by Anonymousreply 32July 19, 2021 10:57 PM

It’s because no one cares about 98•

by Anonymousreply 33July 19, 2021 10:58 PM

Who's the audience for this in 2021? They were considered a B-list boyband even back in the late 90's.

by Anonymousreply 34July 19, 2021 11:00 PM

No one caring about 98 Degrees is part of it.

by Anonymousreply 35July 19, 2021 11:08 PM

Who the fuck wants to listen to a bunch of 40 year olds sing about their angst?

by Anonymousreply 36July 19, 2021 11:28 PM

Seeing 4 old men driving around like that and singing looks ridiculous and pathetic. It reminds me of Zoolander.

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by Anonymousreply 37July 19, 2021 11:33 PM

the one on the right definitely aged the best

by Anonymousreply 38July 19, 2021 11:35 PM

[quote] The reason it's bombing is because the sound is played-out and not original at all

Well they ARE from Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 39July 19, 2021 11:41 PM

They have all lived in LA for over 20 years

by Anonymousreply 40July 19, 2021 11:44 PM

I understood the Lachey brothers had teeny weenie’s. So I don’t know where that big dick comment came from for Drew. Maybe Drew himself? I guess we do need them to drop their pants. Get out your rulers!

by Anonymousreply 41July 19, 2021 11:47 PM

R41, what does the weenie possess?

by Anonymousreply 42July 19, 2021 11:54 PM

Justin Jeffre is a politically savvy Cincinnati past candidate for mayor. He totally wanted a brilliant streetcar that some crabby citizens deemed too expensive. He is very close (very close) with openly gay councilman Chris Seelbach.

by Anonymousreply 43July 19, 2021 11:56 PM

Wouldn't they make more money doing an Only Fans? Well except for Justin Jeffre.

by Anonymousreply 44July 20, 2021 12:11 AM

Do any of them have “an” Onlyfans?

by Anonymousreply 45July 20, 2021 12:15 AM

Nick inked over his 98 Degrees tattoo.

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by Anonymousreply 46July 20, 2021 12:17 AM

The only song of theirs I ever liked, but now I hear it’s too repetitive

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by Anonymousreply 47July 20, 2021 12:19 AM

Behold the ravages of age!

by Anonymousreply 48July 20, 2021 12:21 AM

[quote] He is very close (very close) with openly gay councilman Chris Seelbach.

Meaning what, R43?

by Anonymousreply 49July 20, 2021 12:22 AM

My sister loved this song. It was terrible. 🤢

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by Anonymousreply 50July 20, 2021 12:24 AM

This one is shit too but at least “cute”, and they look great here.

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by Anonymousreply 51July 20, 2021 12:27 AM

I liked their Christmas song.

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by Anonymousreply 52July 20, 2021 12:31 AM

What was with the 90's and frosted tips?! JFC

by Anonymousreply 53July 20, 2021 12:36 AM

Look at that third guy. He looks like he won a contest to surprise his fat frau wife where he pretends to be in a Boy Band as a joke.

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by Anonymousreply 54July 20, 2021 12:51 AM

R54 when I saw your photo, I was determined to find a good picture of Justin, to at least make sense of why he is in the group.

I actually found one, and he doesn't look half bad here.

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by Anonymousreply 55July 20, 2021 12:54 AM

Another semi-decent picture of Justin.

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by Anonymousreply 56July 20, 2021 12:55 AM

Dude shouldn't have used those harsh bleach chemicals on what was left of his hair. It's all gone now.

by Anonymousreply 57July 20, 2021 12:57 AM

Good God, no, R56. He looks like every a-hole trying to pick up a chick at a club who is way out of his league.

by Anonymousreply 58July 20, 2021 12:59 AM

Justin is their friend. They all knew each other.

by Anonymousreply 59July 20, 2021 1:04 AM

[quote] Justin is their friend. They all knew each other.

The other obvious connection is that they all could sing.

They were probably in band or glee club together in high school.

by Anonymousreply 60July 20, 2021 1:07 AM

Drew and Nick are brothers. The other two their friends.

by Anonymousreply 61July 20, 2021 1:09 AM

These are their listed heights I found by Googling.

Nick Lachey/Height 5′ 9″

Drew Lachey/Height 5′ 6″

Jeff Timmons/Height 5′ 8″

Justin Jeffre/Height 5' 8¼"

by Anonymousreply 62July 20, 2021 1:13 AM

I would say take off a couple inches from all of those heights at R62, and you'll have their ACTUAL heights.

by Anonymousreply 63July 20, 2021 1:17 AM

Jeff Timmons look liked he belongs in a Sean Cody video.

I discovered both 1999.

by Anonymousreply 64July 20, 2021 1:29 AM

Back when SC was top notch quality r64. Now it’s shit

by Anonymousreply 65July 20, 2021 1:50 AM

Not quite up to temp, methinks.

by Anonymousreply 66July 20, 2021 1:52 AM

I was relieved that Jeff hasn't turned into case of "OMG--I can't believe this guy was that hot back then."

That is all.

by Anonymousreply 67July 20, 2021 2:06 AM

Jeff does look like someone you would find on Sean Cody. Thank God he had a talent and they made it

by Anonymousreply 68July 20, 2021 2:07 AM

Does Jeff have Cockgobbler-like pecs? Why or why not?

by Anonymousreply 69July 20, 2021 2:15 AM

yes, I wonder if they were implants

by Anonymousreply 70July 20, 2021 9:44 AM

Poor Justin's nickname was the Albino. People CAN be cruel.

by Anonymousreply 71July 20, 2021 11:05 AM

Why did Nick ink over the 98? You’d think he’d be proud of that time in his life even if they were just a 2nd tier group.

by Anonymousreply 72July 20, 2021 11:25 AM

Nick allegedly is a deplorable. His brother too. I think that they were the worst of all the 90s boy bands.

by Anonymousreply 73July 20, 2021 11:51 AM

You may want to rethink your comment, R73.

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by Anonymousreply 74July 20, 2021 1:09 PM

I liked BBMak better than them too

by Anonymousreply 75July 20, 2021 1:17 PM

[quote] Nick allegedly is a deplorable. His brother too. I think that they were the worst of all the 90s boy bands.

From 2015:

25. Bruce Willis

#24. Chuck Norris

#23. Caitlyn Jenner

#22. Kris Jenner

#21. Lauren Conrad

#20. Christian Bale

#19. Robert Downey Jr.

#18. Adam Sandler


#17. Kenny Chesney

#16. Carrie Underwood

#15. Peyton Manning

#13. Owen Wilson

#12. Heather Locklear

#11. Lindsay Lohan

#10. Dean Cain

#9. James Earl Jones

#8. Gretchen Wilson

#7. Johnny Ramone

#6. Nick Lachey Former 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey is a registered Republican, although he donated to the ResponsibleOhio campaign in 2015 supporting the legalization of marijuana.

#5. Ben Stein

#4. Ethel Merman

#3. Tom Selleck

#2. Kelsey Grammar

#1. Mel Gibson

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by Anonymousreply 76July 20, 2021 1:25 PM

Aren't their fans either dead or busy writing slash fiction to become the next E. L. James (Fifty Shades of Grey)?

by Anonymousreply 77July 20, 2021 1:55 PM

Seems appropriate, with global warming and all.

by Anonymousreply 78July 20, 2021 1:57 PM

Christian Bale?

by Anonymousreply 79July 20, 2021 2:21 PM

Lachey and his wife are D list bottom feeders…she thought that she had hitched herself to a star. Nope. Allegedly she likes to throw around the “do you know who my husband is” line when she can. Like it matters. Maybe to some people.

There was a blind item about Nick that said he was desperate for cash because of some shitty financial advice and hence all the gimme a paycheck gigs he’s been doing for the past few years.

by Anonymousreply 80July 20, 2021 3:55 PM

Nick made some shitty investments which hurt him financially.

Vanessa has always been desperate for fame and to be seen as powerful. Only she isn’t.

She should have gotten knocked up by someone else she met and pursued during her TRL hosting days

by Anonymousreply 81July 20, 2021 6:20 PM

[quote] She should have gotten knocked up by someone else she met and pursued during her TRL hosting days

She's phillipinno. She takes what she can get. As long as he's white.

Like those whores at Subic Bay.

"Me sucky sucky. Me love you long time!"

That's basically what she offered Nick Lachey. And he was suckered into it.

by Anonymousreply 82July 20, 2021 6:23 PM

Well she was hot too.

Isn’t she half Filipina/half Italian?

by Anonymousreply 83July 20, 2021 6:28 PM

Her father’s a Filipino IIRC. Her mother is white. Filipinos do worship white skin and white features.

by Anonymousreply 84July 20, 2021 6:29 PM

R84 most stay with their own

by Anonymousreply 85July 20, 2021 6:31 PM

Vanessa Minnillo is the product of an American Military man, and a Subic Bay whore.

Like mother, like daughter.

by Anonymousreply 86July 20, 2021 6:31 PM

R86, I stand corrected:

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by Anonymousreply 87July 20, 2021 6:36 PM

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees works at Chippendales

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by Anonymousreply 88July 20, 2021 6:37 PM

Yes, I always knew she was Eurasian. Her surname is Italian.

by Anonymousreply 89July 20, 2021 6:38 PM

[quote] Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees works at Chippendales

He did that brief hosting gig. Joey Lawrence (if I remember correctly) and Ian Ziering also did that hosting gig.

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by Anonymousreply 90July 20, 2021 8:47 PM

It’s pronounced “eye-un”.

by Anonymousreply 91July 20, 2021 8:59 PM

[quote] Vanessa Minnillo is the product of an American Military man, and a Subic Bay whore. Like mother, like daughter.

Which one of them stole your boyfriend? You sound very bitter.

by Anonymousreply 92July 20, 2021 9:28 PM

This is like the highschool garage band that gets together at the 25th reunion to relive their glory days. Except way more embarrassing than a couple lawyers and an insurance adjuster.

by Anonymousreply 93July 20, 2021 9:40 PM

Vanessa was linked with Derek Jeter at one point, so you know what that means…

by Anonymousreply 94July 21, 2021 12:44 AM

In their prime they’d put Nick and Jeff up front, with their 98 tats and big arms visible, standing in front of the doughy ugly guy to cover the fact he had no body. They put him in a hat sometimes, for interest.

by Anonymousreply 95July 21, 2021 12:45 AM

Man, you guys are harsh on Vanessa! I think she’s really pretty and looks fantastic after having 3 kids. The Lacheys seem to have a very traditional marriage.

by Anonymousreply 96July 21, 2021 10:52 AM
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