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. (60 items)
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    90
  2. 2
    Up 1194
    Down 1050
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    85
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    81
    added by: reesemalo
  4. 4
    Up 883
    Down 831
    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco More
    80
  5. 5
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    Down 1546

    ranked low on reranks
    One Direction

    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    74
  6. 6
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    Down 774
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    63
  7. 7
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    57
  8. 8
    Up 665
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    57
  9. 9
    Up 401
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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    54
  10. 10
    Up 891
    Down 834
    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop More
    51
  11. 11
    Up 229
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    49
    added by: Bootsdad
  12. 12
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    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    45
  13. 13
    Up 265
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, New Wave More
    42
  14. 14
    Up 428
    Down 657
    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music More
    42
  15. 15
    Up 676
    Down 858
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    42
  16. 16
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    41
  17. 17
    Up 287
    Down 502
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop More
    41
  18. 18
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    41
  19. 19
    Up 328
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    39
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Wanted

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance More
    38
    added by: gretakortsen_tw
  21. 21
    Up 260
    Down 457
    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop More
    37
  22. 22
    Up 330
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    Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music More
    37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Osmonds

    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music More
    36
  24. 24
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    35
  25. 25
    Up 252
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    35
  26. 26
    Up 56
    Down 162
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music More
    33
    added by: HàYurieHts
  27. 27
    Up 174
    Down 411
    Pop music, Teen pop, Latin pop More
    33
  28. 28
    Up 44
    Down 118
    Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock More
    30
  29. 29
    Up 321
    Down 151

    ranked low on reranks
    The Vamps

    Indie pop, Pop music More
    28
    added by: xxJLanzado
  30. 30
    Up 113
    Down 275
    Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music More
    28
  31. 31
    Up 28
    Down 85
    Pop music, Boy band More
    27
  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    5sos

    27
    added by: morgan.nosbush
  33. 33
    Up 42
    Down 111
    Pop music, Boy band More
    27
  34. 34
    Up 101
    Down 249
    Pop music, Pop rock, Boy band More
    26
  35. 35
    Up 45
    Down 180
    Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues More
    26
    added by: CarolForsythColey
  36. 36
    Up 71
    Down 221
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    25
  37. 37
    Up 134
    Down 325
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    25
  38. 38
    Up 51
    Down 212
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band More
    23
  39. 39
    Up 64
    Down 179
    Doo-wop, Pop music, Boy band More
    23
  40. 40
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    Tokio Hotel

    23
    added by: NatachaMilheiro
  41. 41
    Up 30
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    ranked high on reranks
    Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    22
    added by: CarolForsythColey
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    G4

    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music More
    22
  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks
    Big Time Rush

    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    21
  44. 44
    Up 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Worlds Apart

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music More
    20
  45. 45
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    new! C21

    Pop music, Boy band More
    19
  46. 46
    Up 120
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    ranked low on reranks
    Blink-182

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk More
    18
    added by: TylerPolston
  47. 47
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    14
  48. 48
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    Before You Exit

    13
    added by: GwenRamirez
  49. 49
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    12
    added by: DaniellaBuenaa
  50. 50
    Up 247
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music More
    10
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