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Subject: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Uncanny on 01/18/07 at 3:54 pm

I think there's three phases of the boy bands, 1990-91, with New Kids on the Block, 1992-96, with R&B boy bands, and 1997-99, with Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and all the other classic boy bands. There were a lot of them besides those two, who remembers LFO, Savage Garden, or BBMak?  ;D

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Roadgeek on 01/18/07 at 5:07 pm

The boy bands of the late '90s were basically a preview of the bland pop culture of the '00s. :P People get a kick out of that quote I thought up.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/07 at 6:01 pm

Where do Take That, Boyzone and Westlife fit in?

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 01/18/07 at 6:18 pm


I think there's three phases of the boy bands, 1990-91, with New Kids on the Block, 1992-96, with R&B boy bands, and 1997-99, with Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and all the other classic boy bands. There were a lot of them besides those two, who remembers LFO, Savage Garden, or BBMak?  ;D


Savage Garden weren't a boy band.  They were boys in a band, but unlike Backstreet Boys, etc .. they actually played insturments

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Uncanny on 01/18/07 at 6:25 pm


Savage Garden weren\'t a boy band.  They were boys in a band, but unlike Backstreet Boys, etc .. they actually played insturments


I always thought they were a little more credible.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/18/07 at 6:29 pm


Savage Garden weren't a boy band.  They were boys in a band, but unlike Backstreet Boys, etc .. they actually played insturments


Yeah, I think SG may have had some "boy band fan appeal" but weren't that way themselves, per se. Sorta like how NKOTB fans could've potentially liked Taylor Dayne and Richard Marx in 1988, but they were more varied.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Uncanny on 01/18/07 at 6:35 pm

Hanson were the worst, they weren\'t really around much after 1997 though.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/18/07 at 10:03 pm

Where do Take That, Boyzone and Westlife fit in?  In Blandsville.... population four.  ;D

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Satish on 01/19/07 at 8:25 pm

Don't forget boy groups before the 90s, like Wham!, Bros and Menudo. Wham! often gets credited for defining the image that would later be used by 90s European boy groups like Take That and Boy Zone.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: robby76 on 01/20/07 at 4:48 am

Don't knock Boyzone - they were great!  ;D

I had 2 of their albums at the height of their fame.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: tv on 01/22/07 at 10:46 pm


Yeah, I think SG may have had some "boy band fan appeal" but weren't that way themselves, per se. Sorta like how NKOTB fans could've potentially liked Taylor Dayne and Richard Marx in 1988, but they were more varied.
Yeah SG had older fans too other than teenybopper crowd.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: tv on 01/22/07 at 10:51 pm


Don't forget boy groups before the 90s, like Wham!, Bros and Menudo. Wham! often gets credited for defining the image that would later be used by 90s European boy groups like Take That and Boy Zone.
I like "Back For Good" by Take That. Its hard to believe "Back For Good" was a hit in 1995 when Alternative Rock was big  but "Back For Good" kinda fit in with the Mariah Carey, Jon Secada, and Blessid Union of Soul's songs back than on the radio. Eveybody forgets about Jon Secada too.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: tv on 01/22/07 at 11:01 pm


I think there's three phases of the boy bands, 1990-91, with New Kids on the Block, 1992-96, with R&B boy bands, and 1997-99, with Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and all the other classic boy bands. There were a lot of them besides those two, who remembers LFO, Savage Garden, or BBMak?  ;D
R&B boy bands were like Jagged Edge that came out in 1997 or 1998. "Next" was another R&B boy band that was big in 1997-1998. Boyz II mean kinda appealed to both the R&B and Top 40 radio radio fan alike. "Dru Hill" was nother R&B boy Brand that came out in 1996. "112:" was another R&B boy band that came out in 1996. I think the R&B boy bands were more respected than the Backstreet Boys and N'sync. Don;t forget about Color Me Badd they were big in 1991. New Kids On The Block came out in 1988 not 1990-1991. Milli Vanilli(like them or not) would be the missing link between the New Kids and Color Me Badd.

I think "98 Degrees" looking back on it I have more respect for them than I do the Backstreet Boys. Nick Lachey's solo work is not really bad at all from his 2 songs I heard on the radio last year. I know his first solo disc didn't do so hot.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: SharpshooterTom on 01/23/07 at 11:06 pm


Where do Take That, Boyzone and Westlife fit in?


Boyzone are stereotypical 90's pop, singing excessive amount of cover songs competing with the likes of Take That etc.

Westlife didn't get going till late 1999, so they're more 00's than 90's.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 01/23/07 at 11:37 pm

In Canada, we had a really crappy Boy Band around 1999 called B4-4.  Listening to their music was like swallowing glass ;D

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Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Brian06 on 01/23/07 at 11:41 pm


In Canada, we had a really crappy Boy Band around 1999 called B4-4.  Listening to their music was like swallowing glass ;D

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Just by looking at the album cover I can tell they probably sucked.  ;D

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 01/24/07 at 12:26 am


Just by looking at the album cover I can tell they probably sucked.  ;D


They had 2 Top 40 hits.  Have a listen and see ...

Go Go
Get Down

It's scary .. having now listened to these songs for the first time in over 6 years, I found myself tapping my foot along with the music  :-[
Man, I think i'm turning into woops ;D

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: elaine whitter on 08/17/09 at 8:52 am

does anyone remember worlds apart or am i the only saddo?

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: robby76 on 08/17/09 at 9:13 am


does anyone remember worlds apart or am i the only saddo?


Don't worry, you're in good company. I too secretly loved their versions of "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel".  ;D Apparently they're still big in Europe - though it's a slightly different line-up.

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: woops on 08/17/09 at 12:35 pm

Only can tolerate "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" from New Kids.

Not into boybands, though as a teenager in later '90's I was mostly into "older pop music". (didn't get into popular music until I was around 13/14)

Subject: Re: Boy Bands Through the 90s

Written By: Starde on 06/30/10 at 3:15 pm


I think there's three phases of the boy bands, 1990-91, with New Kids on the Block, 1992-96, with R&B boy bands, and 1997-99, with Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and all the other classic boy bands. There were a lot of them besides those two, who remembers LFO, Savage Garden, or BBMak?  ;D



That seems about right. NKOTB was early 90's (1990-92/93), R&B boy bands was early 90s to mid/late 90's (1993-97), classic pop boy bands were strictly late 90s (1997-99) going into the early 00s (2000-01/02).

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