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Are boy bands dead?

Asked by silverfly (4045points) April 1st, 2010

There was a brief period where boy bands were pretty popular. As far as I know, there aren’t any more. We just have the female version now: pussycat dolls. Are boy bands dead or will they make a comeback?

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I really effing hope so.

Likeradar's avatar

Boybands have come an gone… Jackson 5, NKOTB, Backstreet Boys. They seem to have peaks of popularity and attempts at cashing in, then valleys where they’re not popular. It’s cyclical.

They’re like zombies. They’ll rise from the dead once again.

Blackberry's avatar

Hopefully they don’t make a comback, they are pretty much dead though.

Storms's avatar

I killed them.

ucme's avatar

Tell me this is true & not another April fool,pleeeeeeze!!!

wundayatta's avatar

Unfortunately, boy bands are not dead. They are hidden in bunkers deep in the granite of the Rockies, waiting for a moment of weakness to appear. They will then burst out, trite and sickly sweet, and capture all our tween girls, and take them back to make them slaves. It’s an evil plot, but someone has to do it!

filmfann's avatar

Keep in mind the Beatles basically started out as a boy band.

Shuttle128's avatar

They seem to be pretty big in Korea right now…..

Storms's avatar

And the Beatles are/were awful. “I love the world because it’s round”? “We all live in a yellow submarine”? UGH

filmfann's avatar


Michael_Huntington's avatar

If I could, I would give you a lot more GAs

kevbo's avatar

Uh… Jonas Brothers?

DominicX's avatar

That was so early 2000s…

Along with Pokemon and Razor scooters. And I loved all those things!

davidbetterman's avatar

You mean like Boy George, or Tiny Tim?

TexasDude's avatar

Yes. They are dead. Only to be replaced by something much worse.


lucillelucillelucille's avatar

One can only hope ;)

CMaz's avatar

I never thought of the Jackson 5 as a boy band.

Color Me Badd yes, J5 no.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Who said J5 was a boy band? I want to know who’s THAT clueless.

As for the N Syncs of the world, they’ll be back because children love that stuff and we’re not running short on children any time soon.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Oops, I thought J5 refereced Jurassic5 not the Jackson5.
For future reference, Jurassic5 = J5

CMaz's avatar

@bencaptain_fantasydrewim – Jackson 5 was first with the J5. They used it in their cartoons.

Arisztid's avatar

I would say that I hope so if I listened to mainstream radio.

Berserker's avatar

I’m sure it will come back. Look at the gap between New Kinds and Backstreet Boys. Pop has a way of repeating itself, and that’s just when considering the most typical image one may remember of past appearances.

silverfly's avatar

@tim-Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard-drewen That was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I’d much rather have the backstreet boys. God help us.

kyanblue's avatar

They’re not dead in South Korea. Super Junior, DBSK, Big Bang, 2PM…they’re crazy popular over there, and have an international following as well.

Arisztid's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard , I am reticent to say that that is the worst thing I have ever seen because, whenever I say that, someone strives to suck even worse.

That being said, that is amongst the worst things I have ever seen.

TexasDude's avatar

@Arisztid, if you think that’s bad, you should see crab core

silverfly's avatar

@Arisztid So funny! I can’t say it’s worse than the crunk core, but certainly awful. I love the way they all stand like crabs and “dance”.

Arisztid's avatar

@silverfly It always astounds me that, when I say “it cannot get any worse,” it does. Ugh. But then, they probably say the same about the stuff I listen to.

xRIPxTHEREVx's avatar

Besides those wanna be nickelodeon and disney channel boy bands, yes.

CodePinko's avatar

If it’s true that God answers prayer.

monocle's avatar

They’re still around, but in a different form.
I know that, unfortunately, boy bands are very much alive in South Korea and Japan.

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feedmeallfacts's avatar

nope. A1 are still alive and kicking.

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