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The Best English Boy Bands

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The UK has birthed some of the most popular boy bands, from One Direction to Take That. And not just famous British boy bands, but some of these iconic groups are listed among the most loved boy bands of all time.

Whether you’re looking for recent boy bands from the UK or an 80s favorite like Take That, you’ll find them below on this list of the best English boy bands.These beloved UK boy bands feature heartthrobs like Harry Styles, James McVey, and Robbie Williams.

This list isn’t just reserved for hot British boy bands, either. Below you’ll find famed solo performers who originated in England, as well. This ranking of British boy bands features artists who have performed all over the world. And if  you think we’re missing one of the greatest British male bands, feel free to add them to the list. If you've been wondering, "Which boy bands started in England?" then this list will answer your question.

Who are your favorite boy bands from England? Don’t forget to vote up your favorite boy bands from the UK below. 

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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
harriet added Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music
2
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
harriet added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
3
Take That is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music
4
The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
gone girl added Indie pop, Pop music
5
Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
That girl added
6
McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music
7
Busted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music
8
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Daniel Graham added Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock
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Blue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music
10
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Daniel Graham added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
11
A1 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop
12
The Wanted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance
13
East 17 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
14
Five is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop
15
BBMak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Pop rock, Boy band
16
Right Said Fred is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Alternative rock
17
Worlds Apart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Dance music
18
Bros is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band
19
911 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band
20
Ultra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band
21
Bad Boys Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance music, Boy band
22
Blazin' Squad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Deathcore
23
Catfish & the Bottlemen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
lj2027 added indie rock
24
Upper Street is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Boy band
25
Ultimate Kaos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Reggae, Contemporary R&B