Larger than Life: The Greatest Boy Bands

You can have a once-in-a-generation singing voice, write songs like the King of Pop and play guitar like Hendrix reincarnate and you’ll still be consistently out sold by the latest band. There’s no sense in fighting it. Boy bands are cheesy, generic, and inorganic, but that’s sort of the point.

To be considered for today’s list, your group must consist of, well … boys. Boys that sing almost exclusively about love. Oh yeah, you’ll also need really, really good hair. I can’t stress that hair part enough.

Today, we peer in to the history books, salute the forefathers of the genre, and relish in the majesty that are the greatest boy bands (and haircuts) of all time. Let’s go!

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block may be a few years removed from the height of their success, but that’s ok. I mean, very, very few bands ever reach the heights that these guys inevitably reached.

Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny of NKOTB started their surging career in the late 1980s in Boston, Massachusetts. It didn’t take long for the band to catch a wave and ride it to the top of the music industry.

If you’re looking for a place to start, check out “Step by Step,” “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff),” and “Tonight.”