Of course, we’re all thrilled that Nsync came back into our lives with a bang. But I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic about all the other awesome boybands from the 90s that have all but disappeared from the face of the earth. So I’ve come up with a list of the old baggy pants-wearing, awkward dance moves-making boybands from the time when singers could actually sing.
And a part of me believes that they’ll all come back someday (sort of like how I believe Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson will one day come back from the dead) because…
1. Backstreet Boys
Duh. They were the definition of 90s boybands. Backstreet’s Back? I Want It That Way? Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely?
These guys put boybands of today to shame for real. They had some serious singing chops. Only problem is that they weren’t much of dancers, so they pretty much got by standing around and singing meaningfully to the camera.
BUT who cares right? I loved them anyway. They were pretty frikkin’ awesome. Exhibit A:
Yeah yeah I know these Oklahoma brothers just released a song but NOTHING BEATS GOOD OLD MMMBOP.
I mean, have you seen hair like that since then?
4. 98 Degrees
Most kids of today would probably have never heard of 98 Degrees but these guys sang a song with Stevie frikkin’ Wonder that appeared on Disney’s Mulan. AND their hot lead singer married Jessica Simpson.
Oh the days when jokes like that were considered funny. *nostalgia*
Oh and, as a youtube commentor puts it, they sang the ultimate friendzone anthem.
Way before Ronan Keating was Ronan Keating, he was part of this band called BOYZONE. Sort of like the One Direction of the 90s, except with more brains than cute faces.
Remember that time One Direction were called in to assist Ronan Keating in judging X Factor Australia?
6. All For One
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ALL FOR ONE? No? But you’ll probably remember this song:
(LOL check out the guy in the background dancing to the song)
Who in heavens knew what happened to A1. I don’t. But they were the cutest darn boyband around fo’ sure. And it’s probably because they’re British hehe.
8. Plus One
This band was really late to jump on the boyband-wagon. And they had like one and only one hit.
Aaaand it turned out they were a Christian boyband.. Which is kind of.. erm..
OMG Please tell me someone remembers O-Town. I used to think their Liquid Dreams video was THE COOLEST EVER. But now come to think of it… Does Liquid Dreams actually mean wet dreams? WHAT THE FUCK.
10. Boyz II Men
Yeah apart from writing the ultimate song for lovemaking, they’re actually a pretty fucking big deal. Their first single, End of the Road broke Elvis Presley’s record for longest running number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, then beat their own record years later with I’ll Make Love To You and One Sweet Day. AND they became the third artiste ever (after The Beatles and Elvis) to have two different songs in the top spot consecutively. Wow? Yeah I think so. Heh.
And guess what. They are STILL performing. Guess they meant it when they said:
Thanks for reading!