Hanson, Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and More 90’s Boy Bands [Flashback]

One Direction hits LA
The boys of One Direction greet fans
The last two months have seen a sudden spike in boy band news with The Wanted and One Direction taking course to rule the world. The two British-Irish groups promise to bring us a boy band showdown like we haven’t seen since the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC went head-to-head for female hearts in the 90’s.

That’s right, long before One Direction was making teen girls go crazy in 2012, we had a bevy of handsome young men with voices like angels swooning the girls of the 90’s. From New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men, to Hanson and Backstreet Boys, 90’s girls were just as crazy (or more) for boy bands as the current generation of teens. Our mom’s love the Beatles and the Monkees, we love the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, and today’s teens are crazy over One Direction and The Wanted. Boy bands combine two of our favorite things: boys and music, so regardless of time or age, it is a winning combo.

The showdown is just beginning between these two fresh acts. As we wait for the game to really begin, open the gallery and let us take some time to remember those boy bands that fought for our hearts during those awkward tween and awesome teen years.