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

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    86
  2. 2
    Up 1123
    Down 983
    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    86
  3. 3
    Up 826
    Down 789
    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco More
    79
  4. 4
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    Down 1460

    ranked low on reranks
    One Direction

    Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music More
    79
  5. 5
    Up 541
    Down 367

    the people's #1
    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    78
    added by: reesemalo
  6. 6
    Up 704
    Down 738
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    62
  7. 7
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    61
  8. 8
    Up 629
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    53
  9. 9
    Up 207
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
    51
    added by: Bootsdad
  10. 10
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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
    51
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Westlife

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop More
    49
  12. 12
    Up 249
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, New Wave More
    45
  13. 13
    Up 404
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    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music More
    44
  14. 14
    Up 331
    Down 567
    Indie pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    43
  15. 15
    Up 480
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    43
  16. 16
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    43
  17. 17
    Up 458
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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance More
    39
    added by: gretakortsen_tw
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Osmonds

    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music More
    38
  19. 19
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    Down 511
    Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music More
    38
  20. 20
    Up 383
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    37
  21. 21
    Up 271
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop More
    36
  22. 22
    Up 313
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
    35
  23. 23
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    35
  24. 24
    Up 169
    Down 388
    Pop music, Teen pop, Latin pop More
    35
  25. 25
    Up 44
    Down 136
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music More
    34
    added by: HàYurieHts
  26. 26
    Up 250
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop More
    32
  27. 27
    Up 104
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    Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music More
    29
  28. 28
    Up 98
    Down 227
    Pop music, Pop rock, Boy band More
    28
  29. 29
    Up 40
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    Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues More
    28
    added by: CarolForsythColey
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    5sos

    27
    added by: morgan.nosbush
  31. 31
    Up 64
    Down 197
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    27
  32. 32
    Up 259
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Vamps

    Indie pop, Pop music More
    27
    added by: xxJLanzado
  33. 33
    Up 131
    Down 302
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop More
    27
  34. 34
    Up 62
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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Boy band More
    25
  35. 35
    Up 49
    Down 188
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band More
    25
  36. 36
    Up 72
    Down 208

    Tokio Hotel

    25
    added by: NatachaMilheiro
  37. 37
    Up 30
    Down 167

    ranked high on reranks
    Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk More
    24
    added by: CarolForsythColey
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    Up 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    G4

    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music More
    23
  39. 39
    Up 43
    Down 145

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Worlds Apart

    Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music More
    22
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Big Time Rush

    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music More
    21
  41. 41
    Up 95
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    ranked low on reranks
    Blink-182

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk More
    17
    added by: TylerPolston
  42. 42
    Up 236
    Down 319
    Pop music, Boy band More
    14
  43. 43
    Up 178
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    Before You Exit

    12
    added by: GwenRamirez
  44. 44
    Up 132
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    12
    added by: DaniellaBuenaa
  45. 45
    Up 232
    Down 385
    Synthpop, Pop music, Electronic music More
    11
  46. 46
    Up 245
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    Pop music, Boy band More
    10
  47. 47
    Up 252
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    10
  48. 48
    Up 220
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music More
    10
  49. 49
    Up 166
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    9
  50. 50
    Up 202
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electronic dance music More
    8
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