There are a couple more new kids on the block, and you just might recognize them from a certain mega-famous K-pop boy band. As part of the upcoming anniversary edition of 2008’s The Block, the New Kids on the Block have teamed up with SEVENTEEN‘s Joshua, DK and Dino for a rejuvenated remix of NKOTB’S 1994 single “Dirty Dancing.”
Released Friday (Sept. 1), the reimagining was remixed by Dem Jointz and features extra vocals from the three SEVENTEEN bandmates, giving the throwback track a modern polish. The song was originally released as a single from NKOTB’s 2008 comeback album The Block, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and, at the time, marked Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Woodfirst’s first record as a band in 14 years.
Fifteen years later, the group is celebrating that reunion with The Block Revisited, an upcoming anniversary edition announced alongside the “Dirty Dancing” remix release on Friday. The revisited LP will arrive Nov. 3 with bonus material packaged under its original star-studded tracklist that featured collaborations from Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo and The Pussycat Dolls.
“Coming Home” will be included in the anniversary set, making it the first time the song will be available to fans in any format.
“The Block album didn’t only mark the reunion of our band — it sparked the reunion of our band with our fans!” said Wahlberg in a statement. “I could never overestimate how much the songs and the spirit, of this album, mean to all of us.”
The “Dirty Dancing” remix comes on the heels of SEVENTEEN’s compilation album Always Yours, which dropped Aug. 23. A few months prior, Joshua, DK, Dino and bandmates S.Coups, Jeonghan, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan and Vernon released their tenth EP FML, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Listen to the “Dirty Dancing” remix, featuring SEVENTEEN’s Joshua, DK and Dino, and see NKOTB’s The Block Revisited announcement below:
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