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2nd Aug '16 7:32:01 PM bombadil211
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* Westlife: Irish group founded by the same manager as Boyzone, Louis Walsh. Also co-managed by Simon Cowell. Took over from Boyzone as top UK boy band as they started to decline. Credited by non-fans with helping to end the 1990s UK boy band boom by being so sentimental and lacking in musical or lyrical edge or sexuality that they seemed to be designed more for the '''over-sixty''' demographic than the under-sixteen.

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* Westlife: Music/{{Westlife}}: Irish group founded by the same manager as Boyzone, Louis Walsh. Also co-managed by Simon Cowell. Took over from Boyzone as top UK boy band as they started to decline. Credited by non-fans with helping to end the 1990s UK boy band boom by being so sentimental and lacking in musical or lyrical edge or sexuality that they seemed to be designed more for the '''over-sixty''' demographic than the under-sixteen.
21st Jul '16 8:07:30 PM jormis29
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** Now that NickJonas has established himself as a successful solo artist with DarkerAndEdgier songs like "Jealous" and "Chains," and as an actor after appearing in ScreamQueens, he at least is breaking away from the group. The others, not so much...

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** Now that NickJonas Music/NickJonas has established himself as a successful solo artist with DarkerAndEdgier songs like "Jealous" and "Chains," and as an actor after appearing in ScreamQueens, ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2015}}'', he at least is breaking away from the group. The others, not so much...
18th Jul '16 5:37:38 PM Exxolon
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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. Their leading member Charlie Simpson later formed an actual hardcore punk band, Fightstar, and [[OldShame doesn't like being asked about Busted]].

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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. Their leading member Charlie Simpson later formed an actual hardcore punk band, Fightstar, and [[OldShame doesn't like being asked about Busted]].downplayed his involvement 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.
7th Jul '16 10:46:51 PM cernex
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** Now that NickJonas has established himself as a successful solo artist with DarkerAndEdgier songs like "Jealous" and "Chains," he at least is breaking away from the group. The others, not so much...

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** Now that NickJonas has established himself as a successful solo artist with DarkerAndEdgier songs like "Jealous" and "Chains," and as an actor after appearing in ScreamQueens, he at least is breaking away from the group. The others, not so much...
29th Jun '16 8:21:05 AM 59Efra
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* Music/{{Auryn}}, Spanish boyband established in 2009. They didn't really take off until a failed Eurovision bid in 2011, and still their first album was financed by themselves and their manager before landing a deal with Warner.
26th Jun '16 3:13:47 AM gewunomox
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.

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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' starts off with [[Creator/JackBlack Eddie Riggs]] as a roadie for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W864JuLsY Kabbage Boy]], a [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band that sounds like LinkinPark Music/LinkinPark mixed with TheJonasBrothers. Needless to say, Eddie is far from pleased with this gig.
22nd Jun '16 3:24:03 AM gewunomox
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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands [[UrExample started with]] TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. ''Technically'' they could be considered boybands as well, but when most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below. For fans of 60s pop groups such as Music/TheJacksonFive and TheBeatles, mentioning that said groups presaged boy band marketing in terms of having a spinoff TV show, talking with teen magazines, having [[Main/TheMerch popular lunchboxes/T-shirts/stationary/etc]], and the like sometimes triggers a BerserkButton reaction. The term "boyband" 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).

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Some of the tropes and musical stylings typical to Boy Bands [[UrExample started with]] TheMonkees and several other groups of the era. ''Technically'' they could be considered boybands as well, but when most people hear "Boy Band" they tend to think of the late-80's -- late-90's bands listed below. For fans of 60s pop groups such as Music/TheJacksonFive and TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, mentioning that said groups presaged boy band marketing in terms of having a spinoff TV show, talking with teen magazines, having [[Main/TheMerch popular lunchboxes/T-shirts/stationary/etc]], and the like sometimes triggers a BerserkButton reaction. The term "boyband" 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).
21st Jun '16 1:21:16 PM gewunomox
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Most Boy Bands follow a particular FiveManBand archetype, established by New Edition and NewKidsOnTheBlock, that differs from the traditional one used on this wiki. Whether or not they can actually sing matters little-- that's what AutoTune is for-- and don't get us started on whether or not they can actually play instruments. It is as follows:

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Most Boy Bands follow a particular FiveManBand archetype, established by New Edition and NewKidsOnTheBlock, Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock, that differs from the traditional one used on this wiki. Whether or not they can actually sing matters little-- that's what AutoTune is for-- and don't get us started on whether or not they can actually play instruments. It is as follows:



* [=LFO=] -- A PowerTrio, though they weren't even half as popular as 98 Degrees. However, they ''did'' get the all-important [[NewKidsOnTheBlock Joey McIntyre]] Elder Boy Band Statesman Seal of Approval; he had them as openers for some of his solo shows. ([=LFO=] supposedly stands for "[[BrainBleach Lyte Funky Ones]]".) They are mostly well-known today because their biggest hit "Summer Girls" has [[WordSaladLyrics some of the most random lyrics in music history]].

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* [=LFO=] -- A PowerTrio, though they weren't even half as popular as 98 Degrees. However, they ''did'' get the all-important [[NewKidsOnTheBlock [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock Joey McIntyre]] Elder Boy Band Statesman Seal of Approval; he had them as openers for some of his solo shows. ([=LFO=] supposedly stands for "[[BrainBleach Lyte Funky Ones]]".) They are mostly well-known today because their biggest hit "Summer Girls" has [[WordSaladLyrics some of the most random lyrics in music history]].
21st May '16 10:17:43 AM Doug86
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* DavidLetterman had a parody of boy bands on with the fictitious act Fresh Step (which is actually a brand of cat litter).

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* DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman had a parody of boy bands on with the fictitious act Fresh Step (which is actually a brand of cat litter).
10th May '16 7:55:24 AM Anata
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** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.

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** Also, in the third episode of the first season, "Acafellas", Will's all male a cappella group has boy band elements, and in elements
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the season 2 episode "Comeback", Sam, in order to get Quinn's attention, forms a Creator/JustinBieber one-man cover band called The Justin Bieber Experience, that expands into a full-on boyband when Artie, Mike and Puck decide tag along in order to impress their respective love interests at the time.
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