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Were Hanson The Best Boy Band Of The '90s?

With so many great boy bands in the '90s, surely a top 5 is too hard?

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  • Who's your top 5 boy bands from the 90's?

To celebrate Hanson joining us live at the desk this Sunday, we thought we’d take a look back at boy bands of the '90s.

It’s hard to pick a top 5 as there was just so many, but here it is.

5ive

Coming in at number 5ive is British boy band 5ive.

To be honest they probably aren’t even close to the top 5, but I couldn’t let the opportunity of putting them at number 5ive slip.

Formed in 1997, success was instant for the Simon Cowell created quintet.

Just one year after they formed, they had a world wide top 10 hit with ‘When the lights go out’.

The band still tours as a 3 piece to this day, although they’re still called 5ive…

*NSYNC

Entering the countdown at number 4 is a legitimate heavyweight of the 90’s boy band era, *NSYNC.

Formed in 1995ive this American 5ive piece went on to sell 70 million records in 7 years.

Hits such as ‘I want you back’ and ‘Bye Bye Bye’ still get plenty of airtime at clubs and gyms around the world today, unfortunately.

And of course, the one and only Justin Timberlake was in the band, he’s done quite well for himself.

Hanson

A bit controversial considering they’re on the show this Sunday and the only reason I’m writing this article is because of this, but I’ve put Hanson at number 3.

American brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac had a quiet start to their careers after forming in 1992.

It wasn’t until their 1997 album ‘Middle of Nowhere’ that they reached a worldwide audience.

A little song by the name of MMMBop was on that album and my sister played it over and over again, to this day I know it off by heart.

Tune in Sunday night to see what the boys are up to now.

Backstreet Boys

Well if it isn’t the boys from the backstreet coming in at number 2.

Selling over 100 million records worldwide, it’s fair to say that this American quintet were the most successful boy band of the 90’s.

With huge hits such as ‘I want it that way’, ‘As long as you love me’ and ‘Everybody’, these guys crushed the 90’s.

I have fond memories from my teens of standing beside the dance floor at blue light discos while 100’s of kids danced to their tunes.

AJ, Howie, Nick, Kevin and Brian, I salute you.

Human Nature

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Number 1 on the list is your Mum and my Mum’s favourite, Human Nature.

Formed in Sydney in 1989, this awesome foursome had great success throughout the 90’s.

Their song ‘Telling Everybody’ put them on the map in 1996, and they’ve gone from strength to strength since then.

I know they probably haven’t had the worldwide success of other boy bands from the 90’s, but if I didn’t put them in my mum would be furious.