As far as first singles go, the Backstreet Boys' “We’ve Got It Goin’ On" is one for the books. Released internationally in 1995, the catchy bop of a track was a slam dunk of a debut. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: “We Got It Goin’ On” was written by pop music geniuses Max Martin, Denniz Pop, and Herbie Crichlow. Moreover, the music video is simply phenomenal. The Lionel C. Martin-directed vid features boy band dancing at its finest, a water bottle shower, a wooded area, some motorcycles, a Lou Pearlman cameo, and pensive stares.
And then there is the wardrobe. Woo nelly, are the costume choices inspired. The outfits that happen throughout this video prove that yes, as a matter of fact, BSB does have it going on. Why make a good first impression when you can make a great first impression, am I right?
I selected the very best of the best looks featured in the “We’ve Got It Goin’ On” music video. But I couldn’t stop there. I had to take things one step further. I had to rank the best of the best fashions. Yes, had to. The heart wants what it wants, and my heart wanted me to rank these gorgeous style choices. I'm not going to do wrong by my heart. Sorry.
6th Place: AJ's Sunglasses
He looks like someone who'd pal around with Judy Funnie. These sunglasses are not the biggest showstopper of the video, but they're pretty stylin'.
5th Place: Brian's Checked Shirt
This subtle pop of pattern is not too loud, but it makes a statement.
4th Place: AJ's Oversized Sweater
Real talk: I want that sweater.
3rd Place: Nick's Newsboy Cap
Man. That hat chews up scenery with reckless abandon. That hat is a star.
2nd Place: Howie's Censored Jacket
What lies beneath those dancing pixels? The mystery will gnaw at me forever.
1st Place: Howie & Kevin's Leather Vest/Denim Shirt Ensembles
There is only one thing on the entire planet that is better than one leather vest/denim button-down combo, and that is two leather vest/denim button-down combos.
My goal for fall/winter 2015: acquire a leather vest/denim button-down combo of my very own.
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