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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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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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The Vamps is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
That girl added
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Take That is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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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

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The Wanted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance
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Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music
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Five is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Busted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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McFly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music
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East 17 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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A1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop
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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Catfish & the Bottle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
lj2027 added
indie rock
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Right Said Fred is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Alternative rock
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Bros is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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911 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band
19
Worlds Apart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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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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Blazin' Squad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Hip hop music, Pop music, Deathcore
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Upper Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Boy band
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BBMak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
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Ultimate Kaos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Reggae, Contemporary R&B
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Ultra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best English Boy Bands
Pop music, Boy band