Top Ten Boy Bands Ever: From 'N Sync to New Kids on the Block and Menudo

Did 2Gether make the cut?
Back in the 90s, boy bands were a dime a dozen. We would flip on MTV to see who made the cut on Total Request Live, only to find that 90 percent of the videos featured three to five pouty-lipped Ken Dolls with frosted tips.

Now that enough time has past and shrieking tweens have downsized the objects of their affection to single entities like Justin Bieber, we here at Crossfade felt as though the moment had finally come for a definitive list of the best boy bands ever.

10. 'N Sync
Maybe we would have ranked these Lou Pearlman pretty boys higher if Lance Bass had actually become the first gay ex-boy band vocalist to float in space.

9. Backstreet Boys
The last three BSB albums were titled, in order of release, Never Gone, Unbreakable, and This Is Us. Perhaps the lady doth protest too much. Seems like the group spent its second decade together trying to convince their former fans that they still cared.

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Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

The Jackson 5 and the Village People are not Boy bands.


Boy Bands have to be created and molded by somebody outside of the group like a manager.


The Beatles were a boy band.  The Jackson 5 were a Family band.



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