Top Ten Boy Bands Ever: From 'N Sync to New Kids on the Block and Menudo

Did 2Gether make the cut?
Did 2Gether make the cut?

Back in the 90s, boy bands were a dime a dozen. We would flip on MTV to see who made the cut on Total Request Live, only to find that 90 percent of the videos featured three to five pouty-lipped Ken Dolls with frosted tips.

Now that enough time has past and shrieking tweens have downsized the objects of their affection to single entities like Justin Bieber, we here at Crossfade felt as though the moment had finally come for a definitive list of the best boy bands ever.

10. 'N Sync

Maybe we would have ranked these Lou Pearlman pretty boys higher if Lance Bass had actually become the first gay ex-boy band vocalist to float in space.

Upcoming Events

9. Backstreet Boys

The last three BSB albums were titled, in order of release, Never Gone, Unbreakable, and This Is Us. Perhaps the lady doth protest too much. Seems like the group spent its second decade together trying to convince their former fans that they still cared.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >