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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
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
harriet added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

More The Beatles

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Take That is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
gone girl added Indie pop, Pop music
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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
That girl added
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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Daniel Graham added Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

More Oasis

#195 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #142 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Oasis Songs of All Time

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The Wanted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Five is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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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

More Blue

#403 of 1,069 The Worst Bands of All Time #26 of 64 The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time #17 of 31 The Best Bands with Blue in the Name

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East 17 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Busted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop punk, Thrash metal, Pop music

More Busted

#240 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #1,333 of 2,219 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #95 of 167 The Best Pop Punk Bands

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McFly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music
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A1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

More A1

#247 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #35 of 64 The Greatest Boy Bands of All Time

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Catfish & the Bottle... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
lj2027 added indie rock
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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Daniel Graham added Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

More The Stone Roses

#907 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #275 of 2,219 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #303 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Bros is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Boy band

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#1,168 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #417 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #329 of 1,069 The Worst Bands of All Time

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Right Said Fred is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Alternative rock
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911 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band
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Blazin' Squad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Deathcore
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Bad Boys Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance music, Boy band
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Upper Street is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Boy band
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Ultimate Kaos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Reggae, Contemporary R&B
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BBMak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Worlds Apart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Ultra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band