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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 bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution and is an up-to-date list. Boy bands 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 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 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. 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. (80 items)

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    the people's #1 & added by reesemalo
    Liverpool, United Kingdom

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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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    London, United Kingdom

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MarkusMarquisBiechl
    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

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    Hawthorne, California, United States of America

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    United Kingdom

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    London, United Kingdom

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    San Diego, California, United States of America

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    United Kingdom

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    Manchester, United Kingdom Pop/R&B

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    Glendale, California, United States of America

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    United Kingdom

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Redcliffe, Australia

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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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    San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Brisbane, Australia

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    London, United Kingdom

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    added by DarcyThompson
    Manchester, United Kingdom Formed in the early 1960's and still touring with two original band members.

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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