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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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco

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    Pop punk, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Pop music, Boy band

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Soul music, Pop rock Pop/R&B

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Pop Rock

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance music

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    Pop music

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    Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop

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    Pop rock

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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