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Boy Band Singles Rate - THE WINNER!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by CorgiCorgiCorgi, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young females. -Wikipedia, 2016

    Boy bands are great.

    Not everyone can be Grimes or Bjork - sometimes we just want to listen to 3-5 cute but nonthreatening guys singing simple songs about being in love. Boy bands have been a Thing since the 60s, and though the genre waxes and wanes in popularity, they’ll never go away for good (no matter how much people in the Youtube comments sections want them to).

    We’ve got four main categories - Backstreet Boys, N Sync, One Direction, and The Other Ones. Some of the songs are great, some of them are forgettable, and some of them may make you cringe so hard your eyes roll out of your skull.

    Note that voting doesn’t officially open until APRIL 19th. That’s because there’s a lot of boy band songs out there, so I’ve tried to keep it to the biggest hits - but I know I’ll forget something. If you notice any glaring omissions, let me know before the 19th and I’ll add them to the list!

    Rate each song on a scale of 0 (Louis) to 10 (Harry), with one 11 (Zayn) if you'd like, then PM them to me. Votes are due, let’s say, May 25th.


    Backstreet Boys (1996)
    "We've Got It Goin' On"
    "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
    "Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
    "Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"
    "Anywhere for You"

    Backstreet's Back (1997)
    "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
    "As Long as You Love Me"
    "All I Have to Give"

    Millennium (1999)
    "I Want It That Way"
    "Larger than Life"
    "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
    "The One"

    Black & Blue (2000)
    "Shape of My Heart"
    “The Call"
    "More than That"

    The Hits – Chapter One (2001)

    Never Gone (2005)
    "Just Want You to Know"
    "I Still..."

    Unbreakable (2007)
    "Helpless When She Smiles"

    This Is Us (2009)
    "Straight Through My Heart"

    In a World Like This (2013)
    "In a World like This"
    "Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)"


    NSYNC (1997|1998)

    "I Want You Back"
    "Tearin' Up My Heart"
    "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"

    No Strings Attached (2000)
    "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
    "Music of My Heart"
    "Bye Bye Bye"
    "It's Gonna Be Me"
    "This I Promise You"

    Celebrity (2001)


    Up All Night (2011)
    "What Makes You Beautiful"
    "Gotta Be You"
    "One Thing"
    "More than This"

    Take Me Home (2012)
    "Live While We're Young"
    "Little Things"
    "Kiss You"

    Midnight Memories (2013)
    "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"
    "Best Song Ever"
    "Story of My Life"
    "Midnight Memories"
    "You & I"

    Four (2014)
    "Steal My Girl"
    "Night Changes"

    Made in the A.M. (2015)
    "Drag Me Down"


    98 Degrees - “The Hardest Thing”
    98 Degrees - "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)"
    98 Degrees - "I Do (Cherish You)"
    All4One - “I Swear”
    B2K feat. P Diddy - “Bump Bump Bump”
    BBMak - "Back Here"
    Blue - "One Love"
    Blue - "Too Close"
    Boyz II Men - "End Of The Road"
    Boyz II Men - “I’ll Make Love To You”
    Five - "When The Lights Go Out"
    Five - "Keep On Movin'"
    JLS feat. Dev - "She Makes Me Wanna"
    Jonas Brothers - “Burnin’ Up”
    New Kids on the Block - “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
    New Kids on the Block - "Step By Step"
    New Kids on the Block - "Hangin' Tough"
    New Kids on the Block - "Please Don't Go Girl"
    O-Town - “All or Nothing”
    SoulDecision - "Faded"
    Take That - “Back For Good”
    Take That - "The Flood"
    Take That - "Patience"
    Take That - "Pray"
    Take That - "Rule The World"
    The Wanted - “Glad You Came”
    Westlife - "Fool Again"
    Westlife - “World Of Our Own”
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016

    81) One Direction - Little Things
    80) NSYNC - (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You
    79) NSYNC - Music Of My Heart
    78) New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl
    77) Backstreet Boys - Anywhere For You
    76) 98 Degrees - I Do (Cherish You)
    75) Backstreet Boys - Helpless When She Smiles
    74) One Direction - Midnight Memories
    73) 98 Degrees - The Hardest Thing
    72) NSYNC - Thinking Of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)
    71) NSYNC - This I Promise You
    70) One Direction - History
    69) Backstreet Boys - I'll Never Break Your Heart
    68) O-Town - All Or Nothing
    67) B2K feat. P Diddy - Bump Bump Bump
    66) One Direction - Gotta Be You
    65) Backstreet Boys - Drowning
    64) JLS - She Makes Me Wanna
    63) One Direction - More Than This
    62) Backstreet Boys - All I Have To Give
    [TIE] 59) NSYNC - Gone
    [TIE] 59) Blue - Too Close
    [TIE] 59) Jonas Brothers - Burnin Up
    58) New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
    57) Westlife - Fool Again
    56) Backstreet Boys - I Still...
    55) One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
    [TIE] 53) One Direction - You & I
    [TIE] 53) All4One - I Swear
    52) 98 Degrees - Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)
    51) Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)
    50) Backstreet Boys - Inconsolable
    49) Take That - Pray
    48) Backstreet Boys - More Than That
    47) New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
    46) One Direction - Story Of My Life
    45) Backstreet Boys - Bigger
    44) Backstreet Boys - In A World Like This
    43) One Direction - Steal My Girl
    42) BBMak - Back Here
    41) Backstreet Boys - Incomplete
    40) Five - When The Lights Go Out
    39) Backstreet Boys - Get Down (You're The One For Me)
    38) One Direction - Live While We're Young
    37) Backstreet Boys - Just Want You To Know
    36) Backstreet Boys - We've Got It Goin' On
    35) Backstreet Boys - Straight Through My Heart
    34) Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
    33) One Direction - Night Changes
    32) NSYNC - Girlfriend
    [TIE] 30) One Direction - Drag Me Down
    [TIE] 30) New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
    29) SoulDecision - Faded
    28) Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games With My Heart
    27) Backstreet Boys - The One
    26) Take That - The Flood
    25) Take That - Patience
    24) One Direction - One Thing
    23) Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
    22) Backstreet Boys - Shape Of My Heart
    21) Take That - Rule The World
    20) One Direction - Perfect
    19) NSYNC - I Want You Back
    18) One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
    17) Backstreet Boys - The Call
    16) The Wanted - Glad You Came
    15) Five - Keep On Movin'
    14) Blue - One Love
    13) Take That - Back For Good
    12) Westlife - World Of Our Own
    11) One Direction - Best Song Ever
    10) NSYNC - Tearin Up My Heart
    09) NSYNC - Pop
    [TIE] 07) Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me
    [TIE] 07) NSYNC - It's Gonna Be Me
    06) One Direction - Kiss You
    05) Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
    04) NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
    03) Backstreet Boys - Larger Than Life
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
  3. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    Here's are some songs I would like to add to consideration. They are quite a few so I understand them not being picked. I really tried to limit myself too.

    Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) - 98 Degrees #2 in US
    I Do Cherish You - 98 Degrees #13 in US
    Pray - Take That - #1 in US
    Patience - Take That #1 UK
    The Flood - Take That #2 UK
    Back Here - BBMAK #5 in UK
    End of The Road - Boyz II Men #1 in US
    Step By Step - New Kids on The Block #1 in US
    Hangin Tough - New Kids on The Block #1 in US
    Please Don't Go Girl - New Kids on The Block #10 in US
    Fool Again - Westlife - #1 in UK
  4. These are all really good choices! I'm gonna add these to the list momentarily.
  5. Won't vote because I won't do most of this any justice, however I'd love to see "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" win this.
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  6. I would love if this was added, although it only charted at #13 so can understand if it's left out:

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  7. Perched for Little Things to go out first.

    I'm not sure if I should do this or not. I barely know any of the material, so my scores will be low and possibly inaccurate... But I really want to educate myself in the Backstreet Boys.

    I would suggest adding a couple Blue songs. These were all UK top 5 hits:
    All Rise #4
    Too Close #1
    If You Come Back #1
    One Love #3
    Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word #1 (but it's a cover and an Elton John collab)
    U Make Me Wanna #4
    Guilty #2
    Breathe Easy #4
    Curtain Falls #4

    Plus I Can was the UK's 2011 Eurovision entry.

    That being said I don't actually know them at all (they're on my mental list with 5ive and BSB) and as I said I can't even promise I'll participate so feel free to ignore!

    Other British bands that could be included: A1, BBMak (honestly if you include Back Here I will participate so I can give it at least a 10), East 17, McFly, Rizzle Kicks, Union J.

    US bands: Big Time Rush, Dream Street, Menudo, Youngstown, HANSON, O-Town.
  8. Shape of My Heart Alderaans most discographies and it was done so wrong in the Max Martin rate.
  9. Also if you put in SoulDecision's Faded I'd probably give it a 10, I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_.
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  10. I had to look this up because the name made me think "flop Christian boyband" in the vein of True Vibe or Plus One.

    I actually saw True Vibe on Wikipedia's list of American boybands and thought about including them just for you and @wackseed.


    (I think Corgi's straight? If not I've just embarrassed myself.)
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  11. !!!

    I'm so here for this, though.

    (Don't think I didn't clock the Björk shade though @CorgiCorgiCorgi, I see you.)
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  12. It's fine that this isn't a part, because rates aren't as fun when the winner is obvious the whole time.

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  13. YES!

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  14. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    You are my new favourite person because of the rating scale (0 = Louis, 10 = Harry, 11 = Zayn).

    Let's continue to align our One Direction priorities.
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  15. That's a good idea! I wasn't very familiar with Blue but I know they were massive. I'm gonna find a couple of their songs to throw in...
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  16. This rate is amazing.

    Are you sure you're not secretly Canadian or something?
  17. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    My 11 is going to what I consider the best pop song of all time.
  18. This rate has made my week. Wishing Rule The World was represented for Take That though @CorgiCorgiCorgi. (It went to #2, it's one of their staple songs, etc.) Also, I wouldn't mind if JLS was included as well, if only for She Makes Me Wanna.

    I'd like to see songs by Blue as well, but I see they've already been mentioned.
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  19. Both added! Glaring omissions on my part.

    That song is filthy and I have no clue how they got away with playing that at school dances. Added.
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  20. I would be happy if the following could be added:
    5ive - If Ya Gettin Down
    5ive - Keep On Moving

    And maybe some mid 2000s:
    Triple 8 - Knockdown
    V - You Stood Up
    D-Side - Pushin Me Out
    Us5 - Just Because Of You

    The Wanted - I Found You
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
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