Could this be a 90’s early 2000’s boy band revival? As boy band music videos go, the basic requirements to be the ‘boy band of desire’ included wearing matching ‘uniforms’, flicking your drenched hair every minute or so and busting out some slickly choreographed dance moves with an abundance of pouting and cheeky winks to the camera. It’s a phase The Wanted have fun with in their smash hit ‘Walks like Rihanna‘, which not only name-checks the Barbadian beauty but also delivers a really catchy chorus that you will always remember.

Within a few months of its premier, the video has garnered more than 8,000,00 hits on Youtube! In it, the UK heartthrobs are seen spoofing iconic boy band videos: ‘Bye Bye Bye’ by ‘N’Sync, ‘I Want It That Way’ by the Backstreet Boys and ‘Back for Good’ by Take That.

‘Walks like Rihanna’ is less dance-oriented than their earlier singles ‘Glade You Came,’ ‘Chasing The Sun’ and ‘I Found You’. However, the nod-along beats, super fluff pop guitar riffs will definitely leave you wanting to  jump on your bed with a makeshift microphone belting out ‘She can’t sing/ She can’t dance/ But who cares?/ She walks like Rihanna.’


Produced by music extraordinaire Dr. Luke,  ‘Walks like Rihanna’ has a brain-invading melody which means it sticks with you whether you want it or not – and we promise it will.

GIVEAWAY! Here at Popspoken we’re all about giving back to our loyal readers for their unending support. So thanks to the lovely folks at Universal Music, we have two Official The Wanted tees to giveaway! All you have to do is “Like” our Facebook page  , “Like and Share” the post on Facebook and “Comment” on this blog post – tell us your favorite line from The Wanted’s song “Walks like Rihanna’, along with your name and email address. Please post your line of choice by 29 June 2013. Winners will not only be notified via email on 29 July 2013 but also be walking away like Rihanna in their new tees, good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Images c/o MTV UK.