’90s Teenybopper Crushes Presently Unworthy Of Our Love
Natalie Shure / July 15, 2011
Crush: Ritchie Neville
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You Know Him As: The cutest member of boy band 5ive, pronounced "five," not "fiveive" Everyone remembers N'Sync, 98 Degrees and the Backstreet Boys—their members still grace the pages of our tabloids and the frames of our reality television shows too often. This is less true for the band 5ive, best known for the song “When the Lights Go Out.” It is perhaps that song’s mild success that swelled the band with the hubris to name its next album Invincible, even though the ensuing months demonstrated them to be very vincible indeed. Although it is unlikely that anyone besides their parents ever knew the actual names of the members of 5ive, most girls would have agreed that Ritchie Neville was the cutest. Unsettlingly, most astute girls of today would also agree in hindsight that he looked an awful lot like a prototype of Clay Aiken.