Say the name? Seventeen, New Kids on the Block team up for a special collab | Inquirer Entertainment

Say the name? Seventeen, New Kids on the Block team up for a special collab

NKOTB collaborates with K-pop super group SEVENTEEN 
/ 07:06 PM September 04, 2023

Photos from Seventeen/Weverse and nkotb/Instagram

Photos from Seventeen/Weverse and nkotb/Instagram

Well, those cryptic teasers for Blockheads and Carats on social media have led to this exciting surprise.

K-pop super group Seventeen rocks with the iconic ’80s boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) to deliver a revitalized remix of NKOTB’s 2008 hit single “Dirty Dancing,” now reimagined as “Dirty Dancing (Dem Jointz Remix).”


This remarkable and surprising collaboration featuring Seventeen’s Joshua, DK, and Dino is featured in “The Block Revisited,” a special 15th anniversary edition of NKOTB’s 2008 reunion album “The Block.”


“Step by Step” singer Donnie Wahlberg says in a release that he could never “overestimate” the significance of their songs to them and the essence of the album, “‘The Block’ album didn’t only mark the reunion of our band, it sparked the reunion of our band with our fans!”

For 15 years, Wahlberg has emphasized that “The Block Revisited” is a celebration of the magical bond they’ve built over those years.

Seventeen right here!

In a special video released by Seventeen on their YouTube channel on Sept. 3, the members express their gratitude and excitement for collaborating with the “Hangin’ Tough” singers. DK states that he hopes this collaboration becomes unforgettable.

“CARATs, we got to collaborate with New Kids on the Block. [We] hope you love and enjoy Dirty Dancing,” he adds as a message to their fans.

Moreover, Joshua shares in the video that his mother used to love NKOTB, so he’s “fascinated” to make music with them, while Dino remarks that he’s sure that the Carats were surprised with the news.

“I’m sure CARATs were really surprised. All of us worked very hard on this track, as this was an honor for us as well. We hope you love the music,” Dino continues.


Back in 2008, “Dirty Dancing” made its debut as the third single from NKOTB’s album, “The Block.” The original version is a hip-hop-influenced track penned by Wahlberg, renowned producer RedOne, and Joaquin Bynum. Now, with Seventeen, the throwback song is infused with a modern polish.

“The Block Revisited” will be released on Nov. 3. Meanwhile, Seventeen is gearing up for their comeback with the 11th mini album scheduled for release in October.


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