The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

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

Here's a list of the best boy bands of all time, with photos, ranked from best to worst by the community. Boy bands sometimes get a bad rap by music snobs who don't appreciate the pure joy that pop songs bring to millions of people around the world - especially pop songs sung in perfect harmony by boy bands. Music snobs aside, fans know that top boy bands are incredibly talented and creative and - in most cases - deserve all of the fame and attention they get from fans. However! Not all boy bands are created equal, so we must rank them. 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 and current list that is ranked in order of best to worst. The top bands on the list 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 with songs like "MMMBop" to K-pop. Click thumbs up for the artists you do like and down vote the artists 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.
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    The Police is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

  3. 53
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    Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

    added by LauraAndrews
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

  4. 54
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    Pop music, Teen pop, Latin pop

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    Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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  9. 59
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    WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

  10. 60
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    Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop music, Boy band

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    added by DarcyThompson
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop Formed in the early 1960's and still touring with two original band members.

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    often listed & added by NatachaMilheiro
    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by UzairCool

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    often listed & added by CarolForsythColey
    Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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    Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by UzairCool

  17. 67
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    Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

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  18. 68
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    Pop music, Pop rock, Boy band

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    Pop music, Boy band

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

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    Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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    added by CarolForsythColey
    Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

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    Bros is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time


    Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band

  26. 76
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    Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Boy band

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    Pop music, Reggae, Contemporary R&B

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by danman082200
    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    A-ha is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by DerekBeckius
    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    added by coll3
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

  35. 85
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

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    added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Country pop, Country

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    new! & added by bonnieshanks
    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    about to drop off & added by KartikeyRana
    Pop music, Rock music, Emo

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    Pop music, Boy band

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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  41. 91
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    C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

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    added by nut-sariga
    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Boy band

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    added by katiemaytan3
    Urban contemporary, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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