The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Only all-male vocal groups in any pop genre. Most don't play instruments, but some do

List of the best boy bands of all time, with photos, ranked from best to worst by the community. This list of the top boy band bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution and is an up-to-date list. Boy band groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all boy band bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest boy band bands of all time, since the most famous boy band artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best boy band music.

You can click on the boy band band names to see more information about that particular notable boy band group. If they're near the top of the best boy band artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top boy band bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the boy band band names themselves.

The list includes all types boy bands from yesteryear to today, from Hanson and "MMMBop" to K-pop. Click thumbs up for the items you do like and down vote the items you think are dumb. If you like New Kids on the Block or 'N Sync, then make your voice heard. All important, significant ,and iconic names in boy band music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely.

The list includes all new boy band bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of boy band, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into boy band music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good boy band bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent boy band bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best boy band bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest boy band musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular boy band bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. Tweet this or Facebook it to make sure your friends weigh in too. (58 items)
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    most listed
    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    90
  2. 2
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    87
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    82
    added by: reesemalo
  4. 4
    Up 983
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    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco More
    81
  5. 5
    Up 2414
    Down 1696
    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    73
  6. 6
    Up 879
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    65
  7. 7
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    59
  8. 8
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    57
  9. 9
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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    56
  10. 10
    Up 291
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    50
    added by: Bootsdad
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Westlife

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop More
    50
  12. 12
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    46
  13. 13
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, New Wave More
    43
  14. 14
    Up 738
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    42
  15. 15
    Up 322
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop More
    42
  16. 16
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    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music More
    41
  17. 17
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    40
  18. 18
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    40
  19. 19
    Up 338
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    38
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Wanted

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance More
    37
    added by: gretakortsen_tw
  21. 21
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    36
  22. 22
    Up 225
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Osmonds

    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music More
    36
  23. 23
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop More
    36
  24. 24
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    36
  25. 25
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    Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music More
    36
  26. 26
    Up 187
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Latin pop More
    33
  27. 27
    Up 64
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music More
    32
    added by: HàYurieHts
  28. 28
    Up 53
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    Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock More
    29
  29. 29
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    Pop music, Pop rock, Boy band More
    27
  30. 30
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    Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music More
    27
  31. 31
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    Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues More
    26
    added by: CarolForsythColey
  32. 32
    Up 52
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    25
  33. 33
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    ranked low on reranks
    5sos

    25
    added by: morgan.nosbush
  34. 34
    Up 79
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    25
  35. 35
    Up 33
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    25
  36. 36
    Up 139
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    24
  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Vamps

    Indie pop, Pop music More
    23
    added by: xxJLanzado
  38. 38
    Up 53
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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band More
    23
  39. 39
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    Tokio Hotel

    22
    added by: NatachaMilheiro
  40. 40
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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Boy band More
    21
  41. 41
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    ranked high on reranks
    Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    21
    added by: CarolForsythColey
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    G4

    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music More
    21
  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks
    Big Time Rush

    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    19
  44. 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Worlds Apart

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music More
    19
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    Blink-182

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk More
    19
    added by: TylerPolston
  46. 46
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    Before You Exit

    10
    added by: GwenRamirez
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    10
    added by: DaniellaBuenaa
  48. 48
    Up 41
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    new! LFO

    Acid house, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music More
    9
    added by: BrittanyArchambeau
  49. 49
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music More
    9
  50. 50
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    8
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