This Gift (98 Degrees)
Boy band 98 Degrees sat very much in the shadow of their two contemporaries – NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys. While never achieving anywhere near the level of fame, or success, of those two superstar acts, they did carve out a respectable career in the late 1990s-early 2000s, including an appearance on Mariah Carey’s #1 hit Thank God I Found You and a #2 of their very own Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche). This song, from the album of the same name, is a fairly standard modern pop ballad, but good enough to give them a #40 pop hit. It did even better on the Adult Contemporary chart where it climbed to #6.
Fun fact: The album contains two versions of this song – a festive one and a “Pop Version” but both are virtually identical.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.