Where Have All The Boy Bands Gone?

Rick Anderson of the Toronto Star writes: “What ever happened to boy bands? You know, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, , 5ive and any other group of four or five doe-eyed cuties with smooth moves, great haircuts and the ability to break hearts with just a smile or an eye twinkle. Suddenly they’re obsolete, swept aside by highly sexualized rebellious hip-hop and R&B rappers who rob their preteen fans of their innocence. I’m not ashamed to yearn for the resurrection of boy bands, even if my 23-year-old heart is older and wiser than it was five years ago when I attended my first Backstreet Boys concert.”

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10 thoughts on “Where Have All The Boy Bands Gone?

  1. MeAgainstTheMusic says:

    ELGATO YOU BETTER BE READING THIS. IT’S OVER!!!! I KNOW IT’S HARD TO LET GO OF THE THOUGHT OF YOU, NICK AND HOWIE GETTING IT ON, BUT IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!!!! IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN. SWEET YUMMY ELGATO TOMATO NOW GO AND LISTEN TO WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT, MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL, BECAUSE LET’S FACE IT, YOU REALLY ARE A PIECE OF WORK.

    THANK YOU GOD!!!! no more Fat ONES, albino Russian whores, retards who speak..like…this…, lamabewew bayley god save us all pray for me Litrells, AJ alcoholics and no more male sluts aka Nick Carter. isn’t it weid that Nick has been ‘single’ for 8 years?

  2. muzik_luver says:

    hip hop and r&b haven’t taken over the music these days…’pop’ = ‘popular’ has just changed…all those “doe-eyed cuties” have grown up and moved on in their careers. ie: My man JT!

  3. elgato says:

    The same thing was said in 1999. then BSB released Millennium and sold 60 million albums in 3 years. now.

  4. XTremeKaos says:

    Ignorance isn’t a point of view sweetie. Nick has been single 3 years, not 8. He made the mistake of dating girls who used him for his fame and money, and since has found a girl worth a relationship. Why don’t you stop attacking things you have no right to speak on. Not to mention without the Backstreet Boys bringing pop music back to the States…your precious Britney and Christina wouldn’t have careers…ooh, bet that hurt an ego or two.

  5. XTremeKaos says:

    All the boy bands are either breaking up or waiting for the Backstreet Boys to come back, so they have something to model themselves after. It’s been like that for quite some time. A Backstreet Boys album is released and a few months later so is another boyband’s. It happened that way with the solo albums too. A BSB announced it, then an *N Syncer did, then 98 Degrees, etc. It just continues on. Normally it’s the “rank” at which they’ve affected the business. BSB, *N Sync, 98 Degrees….so on, so forth. Mark my words, BSB will release something soon followed by *N Sync, 98 Degrees, and whoever else there is that isn’t quite as important.

  6. Smile says:

    Take it easy Rick. It hasn’t been that long since the last BsB album and especially tour. Geez. They are acting like the group hasn’t released an album in 20 years. Give them some time to work on the next album and relax a little.

  7. AiRMERiCAxAO says:

    Wow, you’re a real dumbass. Nick hasn’t been single for 8 years. He’s dated a lot. Unlike your publicity whores Britney and Christina, he doesn’t exploit his love life.

    This coming from a Britney Spears and Christina fan? lmao, the lesbian sisters…right….Just because the BSB have sold 2 or 3x what Britney will EVER sell doesn’t give you the rite do be so damn jealous sweetie.

  8. Stallion says:

    We all know for a fact that the Backstreet Boys 98 degree 5ive and O-Town are over. N’sync is the only group that can come back with a hit album. I’m not just saying this as fan it is just a fact. With Justin Timberlake and JC at the helm of an album of course N’sync can come back with a big hit. Haters can disagree with me all they want but the fact is N’sync is coming back where groups like the Backstreet Boys O-Town 98 degrees 5ive LFO Dreamstreet and more will be staring on WHERE ARE THEY NOW. N’SYNC ARE MORE THAN JUST A BOYBAND!

    One more thing how come BSB fans are getting mad because N’sync second album got delayed because of legal trouble. That was the only reason NSA got release late because of legal problem. Each year N’sync has release an album. In 1998 they release their debut than the next year they release a Christmas album than they release NSA than the next year Celebrity.

  9. AiRMERiCAxAO says:

    FIRST learn some grammar. SECOND, LFO, 5ive, O-Town, Dreamstreet and O-Town ARE broken up you dumbass. THIRD, the BSB haven’t been out of the spotlight as long as *NSYNC. They were doing their WORLD TOUR as *NSYNC wrapped up yet another NATIONAL tour. I’m not saying *NSYNC’s over (but from the group’s conflicting quotes, hmm…), but either is BSB.

  10. Fracks_Girl_8085 says:

    First of all I wanna say is this dude who wrote this gay? Cause he sure sounds like he is. Backstreet Boys are on HIATUS they’re not over. They never said they’re breaking up. So all you BSB haters wish they did break up. But they aren’t going to break up. They’re doing solo albums that come out next year. They’re gonna make a new album next year and it should come out next year. They’ve been working for 10yrs they do deserve some time for themselves. And you all NSYNC fans thought JC’s crap album was gonna come out this year. Jive delayed the release until March of next year cause they know its gonna flop. Watch it might not even come out in March. NSYNC are never going back in the studio until JC’s album gets released. If it ever does. And to MeAgainstTheMusic Nick hasn’t been single for 8yrs. He doesn’t have to tell the public that he’s dating someone. If you would of known most celebrities like to keep their personal life private. So Nick could of dated someone in the past year and we don’t know about it. Ever since Willa Nick has kept his personal life private.

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