*NSYNC Claims They Were Better Than The Backstreet Boys
Alexandra Wade - March 28, 2018


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

The ’90s, as glorious as they were, was also a rather troubling time. Everywhere we turned, people were aiming to create some debate. They simply could not just enjoy the pop music, they always had to put bands up against each other.

When NSYNC came into the pop music world, we were all confronted with choosing a side. Would we be loyal to The Backstreet Boys, or would be allow ourselves to fall in love with the new group, NSYNC?

Truth be told, both bands were incredibly talented and we would all switch between It’s Gonna Be Me and Quit Playing Games With My Heart without telling our friends.  The groups themselves claimed that they got along just fine and did not believe that this big debate between who was better really existed. But recently, things got heated.

NSYNC, in a 20th anniversary interview, the members appeared to have some interesting opinions and perhaps skewed memories of really was back in the day.  In the interview, they began by saying that they had no resentment towards other boy bands, meaning the Backstreet Boys most obviously, and that the competition was healthy.

But that’s exactly when took things took a twist. JC Chasez tried to stay calm and collected, but Joey Fatone then took the friendly competition a step further, saying that there’s nothing wrong with friendly competition, although they (NSYNC) are of course better than other boy bands.

What? Ever heard of that thing called sportsmanship Joey? That’s not very friendly to your fellow boy bands.  Chris Kirkpatrick quickly jumped in, trying to save the disaster at hand that Fatone had created.  Kirkpatrick explains that there wasn’t a competition, they just always aimed to be the best.

Ok, sure try to play it off NSYNC. Just know that we’re onto you.  Every band has their strengths and weaknesses, but they could have at least pretended to value your competition, and allows your fans to decide who is best.   So it’s up to you, who is better? Or maybe it’s okay to love both equally!