12 Popular Boybands of Yesteryears

Sources: Pep | Edited By – All Things Michael


Fans have been screaming and cheering for popular boybands such as One Direction and The Vamps who have held their concert tours here in the Philippines.

But before they became popular among teens today, there were other famous boybands formed during the ‘80s, ‘90s and until the early 2000s. Some of them have already disbanded, while there are those who are still active and are even having concert tours to relive the legacy they have built.

In fact, the Backstreet Boys will be holding a major concert in Manila on May 5, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Let us look back on 12 of the most popular boybands of yesteryears.

1. The Beatles The English rock band-composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star-is considered to be the original boy band. During the early 1960s, young girls would scream at the top of their lungs and pass out upon seeing the “Fab Four.”

The Recording Industry Association of America has dubbed the group as the Best-Selling Music Artists of the United States. In 1988, The Beatles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1970, the Beatles broke apart after Paul McCartney filed a suit for the dissolution of their contractual partnership. As of 2015, the group holds the record for having the most No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 chart.

2. Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 is an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the original members were composed of Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Marlon and Michael would later join, and the band’s name would be changed to The Jackson 5. In 1967, they entered the professional music scene.

In 1970, they created history as the first recording act whose first four singles reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs: “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”. In 1989, their album 2300 Jackson Street was poorly received by the audience and so they went on a hiatus.

The Jacksons reunited in 2001 in time for Michael’s 30th anniversary television special.

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