It was the era of big folded magazine posters, hanging on the bare white walls of every teenage girl’s bedroom! The era where you waited outside all night long for the box office to open for the release and purchasing of concert tickets. And who could forget the game MASH when every girl picked at least one hot member from a band to be her prospective husband?
It didn’t matter if it was pop, rock, R&B , Hip Hop, or Rap. No one can doubt the fact that boy band groups rocked the music scene from the 80s all the way to the early 2000s, winning the hearts of every female listener. They were irresistible and had every girl screaming at the top of their lungs with eyes full of tears. OH AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE MOVES THAT WERE LAID DOWN on stage and in videos. Check out the top 30 Boy Band Groups that made it insidethegirlsroom!
1 New Edition
New Edition was a pop and R&B band that broke in the late 70s , early 80s and began the trend for pop and R&B boy band groups forming hits such as Candy Girl and Mr. Telephone Man. Some of the group members in New Edition were also members of Bel ,Biv, Devoe, that included Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie Devoe. New Edition made a comeback in the early 2000s with a hit song Hot 2 Nite.
The American band , Hanson, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, made their debut in the early 90s. Members include Taylor, Isaac, and Zac. Their 1997 album, “The Middle of Nowhere”, sold 10 million copies around the world. Hanson made such a great name for themselves that the group even has a national day in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as former governor Frank Keating, declared May 6 as Hanson Day. Fans of Hanson celebrate this day every May 6.
3 98 Degrees
Who could ever forget those eye candy brothers Nick and Drew Lachey along with handsome members Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons. 98 degrees swept the 90s making young girls and older women weak in the knees with love songs such as “My Everything”, “Still” and a wedding song “I Do (Cherish You). Nick Lachey even had former wife Jessica Simpson featured in a few videos.
It’s the S- the L – the I – the M!!!! Bringing you hits like Peaches n Cream, Anywhere, Cupid Dance With Me , I’m guessing U Already Know which band made women lust for exotic fantasies and food all at the same time. Hey” U Already Know ” was also a hit single that peaked no. 3 on the U.S Hip Hop Billboards and no.32 on Billboard Hot 100s. Not so bad for the formerly signed Bad Boy Records, GQ model look group . My favorite was always Q. Eventually one of the singers, Slim, went to pursue his solo career and made a song with Yung Joc called “So Fly”, in 2008.
5 ‘N Sync
Two of these hot sexy members got their first break as mousekeeters for the Mickey Mouse Club. Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. N Sync got started when one of the members from the group, Chris Kilpatrick didn’t make the cut for a new group rising in the 90s known as the Backstreet Boys. In 1995, talk of a second boy group being formed was suggested by Kilpatrick to a impresario, Lou Pearlman, who financed both Backstreet Boys and NSync. Kilpatrick then made a phone call to friend Joey (member of Nsync), whom he had known from working with at Universal Studios. All three men then joined to scope out prospects for the new group. an individual by the name of Justin Timberlake who was a mousekeeter was sought after and casted. And of course Justin couldn’t forget his pal JC Chasez. Nsync got their name from Justin Timberlake’s mom who said the boys’ voices were insynced.
6 New Kids on the Block
Did you know that the original name of New Kids on the Block was Nynuk. Nynuk was chosen by the band’s manager , Nanook of the North, as a 1922 play documentary title. Their style was was upbeat catering to the R&B style with funky pop beats as well in correspondence to the theme of the 80s and 90s.
Immature Vs IMX
Were you an Immature or IMX fan? Marques Houston not only won the hearts of young girls as Roger in the show Sister 2 Sister , he was also getting undies thrown at him by older women. Immature became a band in the late 80s and early 90s, later merging as IMX in 1999. This band may be the reason why some young girls lost their virginity at a young age with a song like “My First Time”. IMX was also casted in the House Party 4 movie and were very good friends with the next band on the list!
B2K and Nick Cannon, Track Master , it’s the Pied Piper!!! I don’t even know if I can put a caption and quick bio of this band group. They had everything. The looks, the gift of gab, the body, and the style. Every teen girl and kid had at least one poster hanging from their wall. B2K had hits such as Girlfriend, Bump Bump Bump featuring P.Diddy, Gots 2 Be, Uh Huh, and You Got Serve that was off of their soundtrack movie for “You Got Serve”.
Remaking R&b band’s Troop song All I Do, B5 fastly won the hearts of the millenium teens. The 5 brothers were signed to Bad Boy Records in 2005 and gained the focus of many young girls with their looks , poise, and voices. They were like the modern day Jackson 5.
10 Backstreet Boys
Founded by Lou Pearlman, Backstreet Boys swept the streets with hits like “I Want It That Way”, “Larger than Life”, “As Long as You Love Me” and “Everybody”, that was a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Every girl had their favorite Backstreet boy that they were in love with.
11 Boyz 11 Men
From Boyz to Men, the group is known for its acappella harmonies and emotional ballads and are probably the most iconic of all boy bands. Boyz II Men is timeless, a group that is legendary and will never go out of style. How could they, with hit records of “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee”, “End of the Road”, and ” Water Runs Dry” and 4 grammy awards to back up the credentials of what makes a classic record! Boyz II Men made girls have seizures with the harmonic voices.
12 Jonas Brothers
They were just oh so innocent, with glowing perfect white smiles and handsome faces. The Jonas Brothers started off on Disney Radio and soon made their way to mainstream wiinning the hearts of every hopeless romantic teenage girl . Parents loved them too. Honestly everyone loved the Jonas Brothers, from Kevin, Joe and to Nick. Not only were the brothers musically inclined and talented, they also landed a hit tv show with Disney known as Jonas. They also toured with the show Aly and Aj and The Cheetah Girls. I’m sure the Jonas’s gained a few stalkers on those tours!
13 Color Me Badd
Who’s Badd??? Color Me Badd gave women a holler , serving them up with “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “I Adore Mi Amore”. The group broke waves of making sex a talk about conversation in the R&B genre along with other artists during the 90s. Color Me Badd had songs featured on the movies New Jack City, No Strings Attached and the show Glee. The group was also casted as actors for the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210.
14 Mint Condition
Apparently ever since Mint Condition came out with Breaking My Heart women withPretty Brown Eyes have been the fall of many men. Mint Condition brought the definition of a band with all members playing instruments like the sax, piano, bass, and drums. The band was a sensation that is still highly recognized and played on urban contemporary radio stations.
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15 If you thought Drake’s producers came up with the beat for “How About Now”, then you know nothing about the band Jodeci. My Heart Belongs To You was also sampled by Ciara for her song Promise. Jodeci gave fans swag and sex appeal stylin’ in their all leather outfits to going shirtless with their pants saggin. They gave you the 10 biggest billboard hits of the 90s, “Love U 4 Life, I’m Still Waiting, Get On Up, “Freek’n You”, “Feenin”, “Forever My Lady”, “Cry For You”, “Lately”, Come and Talk To Me, and “Stay”. The group featured K Ci and JoJo, Devante Swing, and Mr. Dalvin. I think the looks of Devante Swing caught the eyes of every woman and the vocals of K Ci and Jojo made women fein for more of what they had, hence the song “Feenin”.
16 Jagged Edge
It’s SO SO DEF!! Jagged Edge, (the group under Jermaine Dupri’s label) had the cutest twins Brandon and Brian Casey. They were oh so so adorable! JE could pull off the biker look with bandanas to suave smooth grown men just looking for eye candy to have on their arm. JE has wrote songs for Nivea, Usher, and Toni Braxton, while writing major hits for their group like “Promise”, “I Gotta Be”, “Let’s Get Married” ,”He Can’t Love You” and many more. Their song “Where Da Party At” climbed to the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts and made it to no. 3 on the Hot 100, while their album JE Heartbreak sold as a double platinum album. I think it’s safe to say that everyone went Bananas over JE.
How could anyone want to leave the men behind the voice of Blackstreet, I mean really …. it’s hard seeing a grown man cry! The group included producer and music sensation and mogul Teddy Riley, and made Billboard Hot 100 with the song No Diggity, which also landed a spot on Rolling Stone and MTV’s 100 Greatest Pop Songs. Blackstreet won a Grammy Award in 1998 for Best R&B Performance.
18 Dru Hill
High school girls were serenaded to their hits! You know songs like Beauty, 5 Steps and I Should Be Your Boyfriend? All of the members of Dru Hill were natives of Baltimore , Maryland. Members included Sisqo, who later went solo and made the classic “Thong Song”.
19 H Town
Twins and brothers really out did themselves during the boy band era. Twins Keven Connor and Solomon Connor not only had the face to back up their voices, they also had the bodies to prove why they made it to the top hottest boy band groups. The twins along with long time friend Darryl Jackson were known as the Kings of Slow Jamz, with records “Knockin Da Boots”, “Lick U Up”, “Baby I Wanna”, and ” I Sleep You, I Wear You”. H Town won A Soul Train Award for for Best New Artist in 1993, and contributed to the real definition of R&B. On January 28th, 2003, lead singer Keven Connor was killed in a fatal car accident along with his girlfriend. Still to this day, H Town’s music lives on.
Every high school boy couldn’t wait to get to school each morning awaiting for his high school crush. Troop’s song “All I Do” made the fellas run game and swept the ladies right off their feet. It’s no surprise why B5 thought to remake the classic. The R&B group from Pasadena, California, had five no. 1 singles and ten top 10 singles on the Billboard R&B charts, with a platinum album as well.
21 Maroon 5
Maroon just doesn’t stop making hits after hits and attracts an audience of so many. No one can get enough of lead singer, Adam Levine. The group started in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers, while still in high school. The group has 3 grammy awards , 3 Billboard Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.
22 Fall Out Boy
If you loved Punk Rock then you probably were a die hard Fall Out Boy fan! The band started in a Chicago suburb, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist, Patrick Stump; bassist, Pent Wentz; guitarist, Joe Trohman; and drummer, Andy Hurley. The Fall Out Boys have been nominated for multiple grammy awards and even had a double platinum album. Their carefree heavy metal and punk rock attitude are still winning over the good and bad girls.
LFO or Lyte Funkie Ones was also a boy band group under the management of Lou Pearlman and with dazzling glowing eyes, members Rich Cronin, Devin Lima, and Brad Fischetti had women mesmerized. Their hit song, Summer Girls, was the anthem for many girl pop listeners in 1999. Lead singer, Rich Cronin passed away from a 5 year battle with leukemia in 2010.
These boys were international recording artists from Germany, founded by Lou Pearlman. And gosh were their members so amazingly and astonishingly cute! Yes foreign boy bands rocked the 2000s as well. US5 had songs such as Maria and The Boys Are Back featured on Disney’s High School Musical 3.
25 Pretty Ricky
Spectacular and Slick Em gave pretty boys with a bad boy swag a run for their money in the 2000s. And what about the charismatic lead singer Pleasure P?? Pretty Ricky had women and teenage girls thinking provocative thoughts, easing their way into the cars and homes of not only women, but men as well. Their bodies were also A 1, especially in videos like Grind With Me, My Body, and On the Hotline.
So I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who had a crush on RL and Tweet from Next . Next swept the floor with songs like Wifey, Too Close and Butta Love in the 90s. They were on every Urban contemporary radio station. NEXT got their start working with the Sound of Blackness and has worked with R& B singers Ginuwine, Case, Tank, and Tyrese.
You may be wondering why numbers 27-30 are missing! We’ve decided to let our readers choose who they think should make the last four spots of the top 30 hottest band groups!!!!!
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