Who Stole Our Hearts Once
By Desiree Pore
Boy bands have been a big part of the Pop culture scene ever since The Beatles debuted more than fifty years ago. Besides selling their music, these boy bands are commercially bankable because of their looks and image (just look up Beatlemania if you need proof).
We thought we’ve seen the last of the boy bands during the late 90s to early 2000s wherein pop oriented groups like 98 Degrees, N’SYNC (led of course by Justin Timberlake) and Backstreet Boys dominated the scene. But in recent years chart toppers and record breaking UK group One Direction dominated the boy band game and was the reason for the resurgence of such groups. With big names such as BSB and One Direction commanding the boy band game, other groups were easily forgotten. Here we list down those boy bands that deserve a spot in your playlist.
Having sold 15 million records worldwide and collaborated with legends Stevie Wonder and Elton John, UK boy band Blue are one of the more successful groups during the early 2000s. After a four-year hiatus, the band returned in 2011 as the representative for UK during that year’s Eurovison Song contest. They released their latest album Colours back in 2015.
Before the Jonas Brothers happened, Hanson was the popular boy band consisting of brothers in the 90s. The long haired trio made girls all over the world swoon with their infectious hit “MMMBop”. After the success of their debut album, the band is still releasing music today… sans their trademark long luscious blonde locks (sad).
The Wanted is that other boy band hailing from the UK who rose to fame during the height of One Direction’s success. Their single “Glad You Came” (which is a pretty decent club banger) became their most successful single to date, charting worldwide. The band’s currently on hiatus, with some of the members pursuing solo careers.
Big Time Rush
A band with their own show and is actually funny; that band was Big Time Rush. The band got their big break when they played a fictionalized version of themselves on the hit Nickelodeon series of the same name. The band stopped performing when their TV show got cancelled and honestly we still miss them every damn day.