Color Me Badd

No. 2: Color Me Badd

Ah, Color Me Badd. We're not really mad at you, just more disappointed with MTV for helping make you the brief stars you were during the early part of the '90s.

Don't get us wrong. It's a sweet success story when four a-cappella-loving high-school buddies from Oklahoma City strike out for R&B fame and fortune in the Big Apple.

At least until you cue up the music and slip on the brightly colored suits.

The band hit it big in 1991 thanks to the double-platinum single "I Wanna Sex You Up," a disgustingly lascivious piece of pop music that proved inescapable for one summer.

They followed that up with a few more hits -- including "I Adore Mi Amore" and "All 4 Love" -- and a memorable appearance serenading the "Beverly Hills 90210" gang at The Peach Pit before fading away slowly over the rest of the '90s.


No. 1: Hanson

Most people may not give the band Hanson much thought these days, but simply utter the words "MmmBop" and it will likely all come rushing back to them.

Hanson were a pop rock band formed in the mid-1990s by three brothers. Really, that alone should have been enough for alarm bells to ring. Brother acts bring to mind the Osmonds and Nelson and it nearly always ends up with mediocrity. And yes, Jonas Brothers, we haven't forgotten about you.

Of course, if Hanson was your favorite band of all time and you haven't repented of this sin, then you'll be pleased to know they are still going strong -- or going at least -- and released their eighth studio album "Shout It Out" in the summer of 2010.

Imagine, such longevity even though most people probably couldn't name another one of their songs ... or is that because "MmmBop" is now stuck in your head, canceling out all other thoughts?