Todd G. Higdon: The comeback Kids

Todd G. Higdon

Back in the 1990s, I noticed a trend in Hollywood: The movies were bringing back superheroes and comic book heroes from the 1960s and even before.

On Monday, I heard that comebacks are coming into the music world.

A 1980s band is going from dormant to comeback; the popular New Kids on the Block is possibly getting back together. The band broke up in 1994 and went on their own doing music and even some acting.

The band’s official Web site ( is up and running again. The announcement was in People magazine. There is no word on whether the group’s resurrection will include a tour, a greatest hits album or the release of any new material. The group catered to the high school girls and the college crowd.

I enjoy music and do remember this group from my high school and college days. I must admit, they did have some good songs. Some of the memorable songs were “Please Don’t Go Girl,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” and of course, “You Got It (The Right Stuff).”

Over the years, I have noticed a lot of bands and groups making comebacks, such as the Spice Girls from the 1990s. So with the announcement of the New Kids on the Block making their comeback, my question is, do they have the “right stuff?”

And if they do make it back in the music world, my next suggestion for ‘80s groups or individuals is to give it a shot. There are a couple of groups/individuals that I would like to see come back.

First, I would like to see Huey Lewis and the News, I would also like to see country western group Alabama make a comeback. But if I had to pick the ultimate individuals, it would be Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Yes I still have nearly all of Gibson’s and Tiffany’s CDs and even some music videos. My favorite songs from Gibson would be “Only in My Dreams” and “Out of the Blue.”

On Tiffany’s side, the songs would be “I Saw Him Standing There,” “I Think We’re Along Now” and “Could’ve Been.”

So as we tune in to our radio stations, maybe we will get to hear the New Kids on the Block or even Debbie Gibson and Alabama.

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