Here are the top 5 boy bands we really miss

2017-12-21 13:42

Cape Town - There’s nothing teenage girls love more than a good old boy band.

From having their posters up on their walls to basically fainting when watching them perform for the first time in concert, teenagers absolutely go gaga for their favourite boy bands.

To keep the boy band spirit alive, we’ve listed the top five bands that we really miss.     

1. The Beach Boys

This American band was formed in 1976. The heart-throbs sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and produced 36 top 40 singles.

The beach boys wrote their own songs and played instruments while performing on stage paving the way for other young men to sing sweet catchy songs, reports BuzzFeed.  

The boys’ harmonies – which were absolutely amazing – shamelessly serenaded teenage girls all around the world.

2. One Direction

One Direction is an English-Irish boy band formed in 2010 on the singing competition X-Factor.

All their albums astonishingly went double-platinum and hit number one. The ‘Where We Are’ tour raked in more the $290 000 million (more than R4 billion) in 2014.

The ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singers could probably be crowned the biggest boy band of the last decade.  The band toured for almost five years straight until band member Zayn Malik left the group to pursue his solo career.


Who could forget Justin Timberlake’s good old days with NSYNC? The hunks sold more than 55 million albums and sold out copies of ‘No Strings Attached’ in just one day.

According to Splinter News, some people described NSYNC as the Backstreet Boys rejects – but the band definitely deserve more credit than that.

The band, which was fronted by Justin Timberlake was one of the biggest bands in the early 2000s and they produced one of the biggest selling albums of the 21st century, No Strings Attached, after a hectic legal battle with the manager that created them.

4. Boyz ll Men

This soulful group sold a staggering 25 million albums and their hit song ‘One Sweet Day’ featuring songstress Mariah Carey stayed on the charts for an incredible 16 weeks.

In 1992 the well-known single ‘End of the Road’ took the prize for the longest standing number one from the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley with a 13-week stretch.

5. The Beatles

This British boy band sold more than 178 million albums and still holds the record for the most number one hits, reports The Top Ten.

The Beatles managed to serenade young American woman – something no band dad done till then. The ‘Hey Jude’ singers were the first of many British pop invasions the United States and the world would see. The English lads sang sweetly and harmonised perfectly which earned them 20 number one hits.


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