Ah, boy bands. The hip-thrusting, lyric-crooning, hair-gelled hunks of our daydreams. It started with our mothers swooning over the Monkees and the Beatles and streamed into the 90’s and early aughts with ’NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. Now with the current US takeover by British sensations One Direction and the Wanted, boy bands are making a comeback…and thank the pop gods! We can finally listen to our O-Town Pandora playlist without getting funny looks.
With the re-birth of the boy band, MTV is hosting the first-ever Battle of the Boy Bands, where fans will determine who earns the title of Greatest Boy Band of All Time. (*cough* ’NSYNC *cough*) Along with the bands mentioned above, the first round has Westlife, LFO and 98 Degrees among the 32 crews competing for the title. Round one of voting closes on Thursday at noon ET so make sure to vote for your favorite boy band (’NSYNC!) so they advance to the next round! It all leads up to the announcement of the winner on May 7. In the meantime, our beloved boys are campaigning for your support (how could you ever turn down the Wanted’s cute British accents?)
Also, feel free to vote for ’NSYNC if you feel so inclined, but we’re not biased or anything.