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Have you ever encountered a sudden cringing thought just when you’re about to fall asleep? For some odd reason, that happened to me and I found myself reminiscing the good old days of living in a carefree world.

Let’s not forget about the childhood fantasies Nickelodeon and Disney-built boybands played in shaping our innocent little fangirl minds. I even remember asking a classmate when I was 12 to print the lyrics for When You Look Me In The Eyes by The Jonas Brothers, so we could bond over the song before the flag-raising ceremony. *cue childhood memories*

With typical boyband hair and matching dimples, there’s no doubt I was already satisfied spending most of my tween years in front of the TV, drooling over these “cuties” after school. If you did this too, take a stroll down memory lane and relive your younger days with these boybands' famous hits (“trigger” songs).


1.     The Naked Brothers Band

Then: (Ok, they weren't EXACTLY a boy band because they had a girl bassist, but there were almost there)

"Trigger" Song:



2.     Big Time Rush



"Trigger" Song:



3.     Jonas Brothers


"Trigger" Song:



Who was your favorite childhood boyband? share them with us!


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It’s one of those weeks when everything’s a mess and exams start to creep in. At the other end of the tunnel, however, we see a really bright light – Christmas... and a WEEKLY PODCAST from The Maine!

Missing The Maine? Well, lucky for you John O’Callaghan will be hosting a radioshow every week on Idobi Radio called...

Though initially hesitant about the idea of a weekly podcast, John starts off every show with a feel-good melody almost synonymous to a children show’s opening song. Don’t be deceived by the slow and slightly gloomy intro though. It’s really good!

In the first episode, John uncovers some deep meaning behind the weekly topic “Nostalgia.”

He reminisced some great moments with fellow musician and former roommate Eric Halvorsen. Together, they shared a few of their favorite tunes related to the topic.

Also, be sure to stay with John till the end as he ends every show with a cover. For the first episode, he did a heavenly live cover of Ivory’s Coast of Maine.



If you’re into laidback chats and personally handpicked playlists by John O’, then check out this weekly podcast! (Perfect for long bus rides or chill friday afternoons with a hot beverage in hand)

Mixed Tape with John O'Callaghan - Episode 1

Mixed Tape with John O'Callaghan - Episode 2

Photo Credit: Idobi Radio

Aussie outfit 5 Seconds Of Summer is seemingly on a roll… debuting at No.1 on the Billboard albums chart with their sophomore album Sounds Good Feels Good.

It’s marks the second time in little more than a year the chaps have occupied the No.1 position, after their self-titled debut also achieved the feat last year. The boys has brought together a collection of 14 new songs, including the singles She’s Kinda Hot and Hey Everybody and is ready to dominate the charts again, as they did with their debut album in June last year.

And if you haven't heard, the pop-punk band will be performing in Singapore on March 3! Tickets on sale now at SISTIC

To celebrate the release of the new album, the fine folk at Universal Music threw five sets of 5SOS hampers (consisting of a poster, 2 stickers and their new album) in our direction to give away to you.

Naturally, you’ll be wanting one. So here's how!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Hey Everybody! Win 5SOS hampers to celebrate the release of Sounds Good Feels Good here!  "

Good luck!

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The 2015 American Music Awards boasted many show-stopping performances, awkward moments (yes, Meghan & Charlie's sloppy kiss) and of course great music all night long. Here are the five best moments of the 3-hour long extravaganza!


1. Ariana Grande’s US television debut of Focus!

The ponytail is gone and thus begins Ariana’s new era. With more complex choreography and better enunciation as compared to the My Everything era, Ariana commands you channel your Focus on her!


2. Selena Gomez Performing Same Old Love

Despite the rumors of her dating Justin again after being spotted having a meal together, Selena gave her best performance on national television yet. I guess she’s still sick of that Same Old Love.


3. Justin Bieber’s Closing Purpose Medley

Justin Bieber might have changed a lot since his Believe days, from cheating on Selena Gomez to being a public nuisance. Thankfully, all that has been put behind him and he’s a changed man. Also, it’s great to have him back with brand new music!


4. Alanis Morissette returns to perform with Demi Lovato

The lead single off Jagged Little Pill, You Oughta Know, just turned 20 and what better way to celebrate than to perform it on the big stage again?


5. Coldplay trips out with Adventure Of A Lifetime

Adventure Of A Lifetime, the lead single off what may be Coldplay’s last album, A Head Full Of Dreams, kicked off an era that seems to be Mylo Xyloto on steroids.

Photo Credit: Popsugar, Teenvogue

"Thank you Singapore!"

Okay, so it has been about 2 weeks since we last heard those words come out of the very mouth of Taylor Swift.

2 weeks may seem like sufficient time to recover from post-concert depression (also commonly known as PCD for short)... but for such an unforgettable show that Taylor has put on, we still diagnose ourselves with 1989 post-concert depression.

We hope we aren't the only ones suffering from this. So if you are too, here's 5 ways on how to cope with the Taylor Swift 1989 PCD. (hopefully)


1. Do not listen to any song from the 1989 album or any song that Tswift performed at the concert.

That includes You Belong With Me, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Knew You Were Trouble, Love Story and Enchanted. Don't tell us you've not been warned!


2. Do not view/watch any photos/videos that you have taken from the 1989 concert at any cost.

If you seriously want to go there, it's entirely up to you. You'll probably never get over your PCD if you continue to do so. Even Taylor knows what's up.


3. Change your phone wallpaper and laptop screensaver to something else because we know it's probably currently a picture of Taylor performing at her 1989 show.

Change it to like a cute little puppy or even a whale, just change it to anything else but another picture of Tswizzle.


4. Do not have any conversations with your friends about the 1989 concert.

One of the riskiest things to do is to have a full on conversation with your friends about your experience at the concert because your emotions might take over and who knows what might happen next. 


5. Cry.

Maybe there's really nothing else that you can do but cry. So go ahead, we all miss Queen Tay. 


Hopefully, these suggestions will just be temporary until you have fully recovered from your 1989 post-concert depression.

So Swifties, let's all just take a deep breath. We are going to get through this together.

Disclaimer: We are NOT experts in the area of overcoming PCD.

Photo Credit: YouTube, Tumblr & Taylor Swift Facebook