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. Including some of the most popular K-pop boy groups, 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. 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 bands, 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. For more, you can check out the best albums by boy bands.
- 1Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando,...?more
8,428Never Gone, Backstreet Boys
- 2New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) is an American boy band from Dorchester,...?more
4,954Merry, Merry Christmas
- 3NSYNC (, ; also stylized as *NSYNC or 'N Sync) was an American boy band formed in Orlando,...?more
7,296Home for Christmas, No Strings Attached
- 4One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam...?more
10,933Up All Night, Something About the Way You Look Tonight
- 5Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for...?more
5,405Christmas Interpretations, II
- 6The Jackson 5 (stylized as the Jackson 5ive), later known as the Jacksons, were an American...?more
6,565Christmas Album, 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Jackson 5
- 7Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit...?more
4,2812 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD
- 8New Edition is an R&B and pop group formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of...?more
3,920Christmas All Over the World, Candy Girl
- 9The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from...?more
6,320Jonas L.A., A Little Bit Longer
- 10All-4-One is a Grammy Award Winning American male R&B and pop group best known for their hit...?more
3,414An All-4-One Christmas, I Swear
- 1198 Degrees (stylized as 98°) is an American pop and R&B vocal group consisting of four...?more
4,754This Christmas, 98 Degrees and Rising (Christmas disc)
- 12Big Time Rush is an American boy band created in 2009 for Nickelodeon's television series Big...?more
- 13Menudo (Spanish synonym for "little"—and, in Puerto Rican Spanish, for "loose change") was a...?more
2,759Feliz Navidad, Sombras & Figuras
- 14O-Town (also known as OTWN) is an American boy band formed from the first season of the...?more
- 15Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester in 1989. The group currently consists...?more
5,508Beautiful World, Everything Changes
- 16Westlife are an Irish pop vocal group, which formed in 1998 in Sligo, disbanded in 2012 and...?more
6,460Westlife, ...Allow Us to Be Frank
- 17Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's...?more
1,840Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik
- 18Big Bang (stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The...?more
4,654Stand Up, The Best of Big Bang
- 19Shinee ( SHY-nee; Korean: ???, romanized: Syaini; Japanese: シャイニー, romanized: Shainī; stylized...?more
3,973The Misconceptions of Us, Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me
- 20Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers...?more
- 21Why Don't We (commonly abbreviated as WDW) is an American pop boyband, that was assembled on...?more
- 22Exo is a South Korean–Chinese boy band based in Seoul, with nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay,...?more
- 23B2K (Boys of the New Millennium) is an American boy band that was active from 1998 to 2004,...?more
2,401Santa Hooked Me Up, Pandemonium!
- 24Got7 is a groove dance K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16...?more
1,516Got It?, Got Love
- 25Five are an English boy band consisting of members Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott...?more