In news that continues to baffle his family, local dad Greg Butler is so out of date with today’s Top 40 music that he still thinks teenagers listen exclusively to boy bands — the Backstreet Boys specifically. Despite the fact that the band has not had a number one song since 1999, Butler is convinced that all teenagers, including his 15-year-old daughter, are “crazy for those Backstreet kids.”
Compounding the situation is the fact that Butler has decided to learn songs from the band’s discography, mostly from 1997’s Backstreet’s Back and 1999’s Millennium, and keeps dropping in song references to casual conversation with his children. He has been heard saying things such as, “Dadstreet’s back, alright!” and, “Hey, I’ll stop it with the Backstreet Boys references…as long as you love me.”
Butler claims that accusations of him being “out of touch” are “completely outlandish,” though reports also indicate that he still believes that rapper Eminem is in his mid-20s.