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27th Jul '17 7:03:49 PM thelivingtoad
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* Boyzone: Irish boy band who took over from Music/TakeThat after their split and were hugely successful in the UK. Stephen Gately of the group was the first member of a really successful boy band to come out as gay, but sadly died at 33.

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* Boyzone: Irish boy band who took over from Music/TakeThat after their split and were hugely successful in the UK.UK (Despite several attempts at the market, they [[AmericansHateTingle never cracked America]]). Stephen Gately of the group was the first member of a really successful boy band to come out as gay, but sadly died at 33.
27th Jul '17 7:02:22 PM thelivingtoad
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* New Edition: Remembered mostly nowadays for being [[FaceOfTheBand Bobby Brown's old band]], but they established the typical R&B-lite musical style used by boy bands ever since. They were all teenagers, all cute and wholesome (despite being from gritty [[{{Southies}} Roxbury, MA]]), and had the all-important Large Intimidating Boss (Maurice Starr). One of the first boy bands to have one of their lead members leave for a solo career: The other members fired Brown in 1985, and he went on to have a very successful solo career. Also helped establish the concept of a "sub-group" - that is, a second, smaller group consisting of members of the main band - when three members formed the new jack swing group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=] and had a huge hit with the song "Poison". New Edition reunited in 1996 with all six members - both Brown and his replacement Johnny Gill were on board - and still tour and record from time to time.

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* New Edition: Remembered mostly nowadays for being [[FaceOfTheBand Bobby Brown's old band]], but they established the typical R&B-lite musical style used by boy bands ever since. They were all teenagers, all cute and wholesome (despite being from gritty [[{{Southies}} Roxbury, MA]]), and had the all-important Large Intimidating Boss (Maurice Starr). One of the first boy bands to have one of their lead members leave for a solo career: The other members fired Brown in at the end of 1985, and he went on to have a very successful solo career. Also helped establish the concept of a "sub-group" - that is, a second, smaller The group consisting of lasted four more years without him before going on a "hiatus" in 1990; Three members of the main band - when three members subsequently formed the new jack swing group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=] and had a huge hit pair of hits with the song "Poison"."Poison" and "Do Me!". New Edition reunited in 1996 with all six members - both Brown and his replacement Johnny Gill were on board - and still tour and record from time to time.
27th Jul '17 6:59:03 PM thelivingtoad
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* New Edition: Remembered mostly nowadays for being [[FaceOfTheBand Bobby Brown's old band]], but they established the typical R&B-lite musical style used by boy bands ever since. They were all teenagers, all cute and wholesome (despite being from gritty [[{{Southies}} Roxbury, MA]]), and had the all-important Large Intimidating Boss (Maurice Starr).

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* New Edition: Remembered mostly nowadays for being [[FaceOfTheBand Bobby Brown's old band]], but they established the typical R&B-lite musical style used by boy bands ever since. They were all teenagers, all cute and wholesome (despite being from gritty [[{{Southies}} Roxbury, MA]]), and had the all-important Large Intimidating Boss (Maurice Starr). One of the first boy bands to have one of their lead members leave for a solo career: The other members fired Brown in 1985, and he went on to have a very successful solo career. Also helped establish the concept of a "sub-group" - that is, a second, smaller group consisting of members of the main band - when three members formed the new jack swing group Bell Biv [=DeVoe=] and had a huge hit with the song "Poison". New Edition reunited in 1996 with all six members - both Brown and his replacement Johnny Gill were on board - and still tour and record from time to time.
27th Jul '17 6:54:07 PM thelivingtoad
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* The Bay City Rollers: a Scottish boy band also of [[TheSeventies 1970s]], renowned for putting Edinburgh on the musical map and who throbbed adolescent female hearts throughout the UK and beyond. Popularised Royal Stuart tartan as a fashion fad among girls. Still on stage, playing "Yesterday's Hero". Unspeakable things will happen to the first one saying "Oh, the [[{{Irony}} Irony]]".

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* The Bay City Rollers: a Scottish boy band also of [[TheSeventies 1970s]], renowned for putting they were one of the last of the proto-boy bands to play their own instruments, but they were not involved in the songwriting process like The Monkees were. Were a sensation in Europe during the early 1970s, helping put Edinburgh on the musical map and who throbbed adolescent female hearts throughout the UK and beyond. Popularised popularising Royal Stuart tartan as a fashion fad among girls.girls. Didn't become popular in the United States until 1976, when their popularity back home was undergoing a bit of a wane, and are best known there for their #1 smash hit "Saturday Night" (which, curiously enough, wasn't issued at all in the UK). Still on stage, playing "Yesterday's Hero". Unspeakable things will happen to the first one saying "Oh, the [[{{Irony}} Irony]]".



* Boyz II Men: Took NKOTB's place in the early-to-mid 90's, but had a more traditional R&B sound, and were more of an adult band than a teen act. Were one of the most successful groups of the 1990s, scoring four #1 hits and several more that made the Top 5. Their 1992 single "End of the Road" remains the best selling single in Motown Records history. They directly influenced many of the bands listed below, particularly the ones that strayed more towards R&B.

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* Boyz II Men: Took NKOTB's place in the early-to-mid 90's, but had a more traditional R&B sound, sound and were marketed more towards the adult[=/=]general market instead of an adult band than a teen act. directly at teenagers like many of the bands they would inspire. Were one of the most successful groups of any genre in the 1990s, scoring four #1 hits and several more that made the Top 5. Their 1992 single "End of the Road" remains the best selling single in Motown Records history. They directly influenced many of the bands listed below, particularly the ones that strayed more towards R&B.



* Music/{{Busted}} were a British trio from the early 2000s that tried to fit in with the pop-punk fad of the time by playing (or "playing") instruments on stage and having the odd noisy guitar riff, but were still essentially a boy band. Shortly before the band broke up, their leading member Charlie Simpson formed Fightstar, a [[GenreShift hardcore punk band]]. That band actually became quite successful and acclaimed, and as result, Simpson tended to [[OldShame downplay his involvement with Busted for some time]], before saying "you know what? I had great fun in that band and I don't care who knows it" and joining the original lineup reunion in 2016.

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* Music/{{Busted}} were a British trio from the early 2000s that tried to fit in with the pop-punk fad of the time by playing (or "playing") instruments on stage and having the odd noisy guitar riff, but were still essentially a boy band. Shortly before the band broke up, their leading member Charlie Simpson formed Fightstar, a [[GenreShift hardcore punk band]]. That band actually became quite successful and acclaimed, and as a result, Simpson tended to [[OldShame downplay his involvement with Busted for some time]], before saying "you know what? I had great fun in that band and I don't care who knows it" and joining the original lineup reunion in 2016.
10th Jul '17 3:58:55 AM Adept
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* HowardStern's "Backside Boys" have the songs "Every Homo (Backside's Back)" and "The Gay Way" which are parodies of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "I Want It That Way" by the Music/BackstreetBoys.

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* HowardStern's Creator/HowardStern's "Backside Boys" have the songs "Every Homo (Backside's Back)" and "The Gay Way" which are parodies of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "I Want It That Way" by the Music/BackstreetBoys.
16th Jun '17 10:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* HowardStern's "Backside Boys" have the songs "Every Homo (Backside's Back)" and "The Gay Way" which are parodies of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "I Want It That Way" by The BackstreetBoys.

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* HowardStern's "Backside Boys" have the songs "Every Homo (Backside's Back)" and "The Gay Way" which are parodies of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "I Want It That Way" by The BackstreetBoys.the Music/BackstreetBoys.
12th Jun '17 9:33:33 PM nombretomado
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* Music/OneDirection (1D), the biggest sensation of TheNewTens. One of many boy bands to have come out of England, they are the most globally successful, and the ''only'' one to have ever become legitimatelypopular in the United States. In fact, they're considered the most globally successful boy band of all time! They were 5 separate boys auditioning for TheXFactor until Simon Cowell put them together in a band. Though they finished third, they became the show's most successful act by far, actually becoming a bigger brand name than "The X-Factor". They now have a very successful album that, when it debuted in the States, went straight to #1 (they were the first British band to ever have their first album debut at number 1 in the US; and later the first band of any nationality to have their first ''three'' (and later four) albums accomplish the feat) and massive amounts of fangirls on both sides of UsefulNotes/ThePond. Their greatest accomplishment, however, was dethroning Justin Bieber as the hottest teen sensation on the planet. While they trail the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC in record sales, they're possibly bigger than they were in every other area. Unfortunately for them, they weren't able to beat the short lifespan curse their contemporaries faced (though that time on top was nevertheless a couple years longer than their predecessors). With the departure of one member, they announced a hiatus at the end of 2015 where all the members will focus on solo careers (very likely meaning a breakup).

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* Music/OneDirection (1D), the biggest sensation of TheNewTens. One of many boy bands to have come out of England, they are the most globally successful, and the ''only'' one to have ever become legitimatelypopular legitimately popular in the United States. In fact, they're considered the most globally successful boy band of all time! They were 5 separate boys auditioning for TheXFactor ''Series/TheXFactor'' until Simon Cowell put them together in a band. Though they finished third, they became the show's most successful act by far, actually becoming a bigger brand name than "The X-Factor". They now have a very successful album that, when it debuted in the States, went straight to #1 (they were the first British band to ever have their first album debut at number 1 in the US; and later the first band of any nationality to have their first ''three'' (and later four) albums accomplish the feat) and massive amounts of fangirls on both sides of UsefulNotes/ThePond. Their greatest accomplishment, however, was dethroning Justin Bieber as the hottest teen sensation on the planet. While they trail the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC in record sales, they're possibly bigger than they were in every other area. Unfortunately for them, they weren't able to beat the short lifespan curse their contemporaries faced (though that time on top was nevertheless a couple years longer than their predecessors). With the departure of one member, they announced a hiatus at the end of 2015 where all the members will focus on solo careers (very likely meaning a breakup).



* JLS, from England; like One Direction, they rose to popularity after their season of TheXFactor. Much like 98 Degrees, though, they formed independently and initially auditioned for X Factor together. They never made any impact in the United States (or in Europe).

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* JLS, from England; like One Direction, they rose to popularity after their season of TheXFactor.''Series/TheXFactor''. Much like 98 Degrees, though, they formed independently and initially auditioned for X Factor together. They never made any impact in the United States (or in Europe).
11th Jun '17 8:58:58 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "Battle of the Boy Bands", after [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Justin Beaver]]'s manager brainwashes all of the village's girls into becoming {{Fan Girl}}s of Beaver, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles form a boy band called "Dreamboat Express" (later renamed "Dude-itude") to stop the brainwashing.
10th Jun '17 7:58:20 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''{{Series/Becoming}}'' was made during the height of the boy band craze, and many were imitated on the show. Both the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC were done ''twice'', as well as O-Town.
17th May '17 9:44:16 AM Bahuvrihi
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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands started with TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. Technically, they ''could'' be considered boybands as well, but they are missing several of what are generally considered important aspects of the "boy-band" the term "boy-band" is generally reserved for groups which are assembled by a record company or other entity, whereas most bands form organically (although there are exceptions, in both directions). When most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below.

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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands started with TheMonkees Music/TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. Technically, they ''could'' be considered boybands as well, but they are missing several of what are generally considered important aspects of the "boy-band" the term "boy-band" is generally reserved for groups which are assembled by a record company or other entity, whereas most bands form organically (although there are exceptions, in both directions). When most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below.



* TheMonkees: Possibly the UrExample. Better than they had to be, but still the result of a calculated marketing effort aimed squarely at Beatles fans' younger siblings. They do get credit for rebelling against their puppetmasters and achieving a degree of creative autonomy typically not seen in the boy bands of today. Differs from the formula laid out above in that there were four of them, not five and they couldn't be neatly slotted into those roles -- there was overlap in all directions; they were all accomplished musicians and/or singers (and in the case of Mickey and Davy, actors, as well); and they often did their own songwriting (with tunes such as "Mary, Mary", "For Pete's Sake", and "The Girl I Knew Somewhere") and have received generally positive critical reviews for many of their works.

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* TheMonkees: Music/TheMonkees: Possibly the UrExample. Better than they had to be, but still the result of a calculated marketing effort aimed squarely at Beatles fans' younger siblings. They do get credit for rebelling against their puppetmasters and achieving a degree of creative autonomy typically not seen in the boy bands of today. Differs from the formula laid out above in that there were four of them, not five and they couldn't be neatly slotted into those roles -- there was overlap in all directions; they were all accomplished musicians and/or singers (and in the case of Mickey Micky and Davy, actors, as well); and they often did their own songwriting (with tunes such as "Mary, Mary", "For Pete's Sake", and "The Girl I Knew Somewhere") and have received generally positive critical reviews for many of their works.
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