Most Influential Boy Bands


The Top Ten

1 Westlife Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.

Westlife is LEGEND! 14 amazing years, 14 number one's singles, 7 number one's albums, had sold over 50 million record worldwide! THEY ARE THE BEST.. No matter what happened, I still love them until the end of the time!

WESTLIFE IS NUMBER ONE FOREVER! They captured the hearts of many people through their voices and songs and dance move and personality!

Westlife is the best life.

The best band and my most favorite.. I hope they would come back and serenade their fans all over the world again.. Miss you westlife..

2 Backstreet Boys The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.


Don't agree? Listen to their songs such as: "Show me the meaning of being lonely", "Incomplete", "Never Gone", "Unmistakable", "Inconsolable", "Show 'em what you're made of". Those are just a few examples of the deep messages within Backstreet's song lyrics. You have to understand that their music has come a long way and continues to influence groups of all ages.

They are awesome. Show me the meaning, As Long As You Love Me, Incomplete and still counting. They are the best.

The are THE BEST... No words to say...

3 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

They are extremely inspirational while being pleasing to the teenage female eye. You probably have no idea how many girls and maybe even guys have problems out there. I've heard SO MANY stories of teens who have been going through a tough time, just like the boys. Listening to them and what they've been through has helped them as well. I think One Direction is a 100% Influential band.

One direction copies music they can't make their own

They inspire me and tons of other girls, and they influenced you to comment here even if it was hate.

I don't get it. How is 1D INSPIRING? - Minecraftcrazy530

4 Boyzone

Boyzone I love them too ❤

5 Exo Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, performing music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively.

Exo are the most talented dancers. Their music doesn't focus on just one genre. And they have the most good looking members.

EXO has so many handsome members like SEHUN

Exo is the most influential boy band ever.

Exo will be on top in the near future

6 N'Sync

Come one N'Sync was everyone's crush! Without them, where would JT be? Super cute, plus so much talent!

7 New Kids on The Block New Kids on the Block is an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band currently consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood.

They laid the red carpet out for all to follow, they are fantastic, 5 hot talented guys x

New Kids laid the ground work that all the other boy bands followed

Without these guys the other boybands wouldt exist! New kids are the best!

I'm not a fan of NKOTB but I agree, if there are no NKOTB, there will no other boy bands!

8 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Adam Levine is a horrible singer.

I think he's good

9 SS501
10 Take That Take That are an English pop group from Manchester, formed in 1989. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen.

The best band in the world.. They Rule...!

They have influenced other boy bands since their sucess in the 90's. Without Take That there would have been no Boyzone, Westlife, Five, Blue, The Wanted, One Direction, etc, etc.

Well.. EVERY pop band from Britain female/male has cited TT as inspiration and most across Europe.
They were the inspiration for Boyzone and highly cited by Backstreet Boys and NSYNC who had witnessed early on the dominance in Europe and Asia first hand (Backstreet Boys only became a big act after Take That departed and struggled during TT presence/domination).

The Contenders

11 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.

Very talented

Loving Artists of the year! They love their fan in any ways they wanted y

Best boy band in the world. best best best. will have you crazy with their music. BOMBASTIC! THAT'S WHY IT HAS THE MOST LOYAL FANBASE IN THE WORLD A.R.M.Y! FIGHTIMG!

12 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.


The best love them and their cute #1 no contest bun the rest

Best boy band... Period

13 The Osmonds

They are the greatest band ever.which other band has been performing of over 54 years

I love the "Osmond Brothers" I had there pictures plaster all over my bedroom
Walls, when I was younger. I still love them today.

14 Big Time Rush

Just the best band EVER they have totally changed the world to a better place for all us Rushers and music fans.

Well... personally... the BTR guys are the best! They are the sweetest guys I have ever known... they help people and their songs send a good meaning... the songs aren't just about love... they are really cool and inspiring... their whole journey is inspiring... I love them!

This shout out goes to the best boy band ever in the history of man kind BTR. #kendall_james_logan_carlos. Much love from me to y'all. Your music has changed my life so much. I want you guys to know that there are so many people out there that love you even if they never had the chance to meet you. Love you and I hope to see you guys getting back together.#rusher_for_life

These guys are amazing and inspirational. I'm a PROUD RUSHER <3 I've been to 4 of their concerts which were AMAZING nothing was better than that. These guys are my role models and I love them. The guys and their music saved me. The song cover girl always cheered me up when ever I was down... RUSHER FOR LIFE LOVE YOU GUYS Kendall, Logan, James, and Carlos.

15 Il Volo Il Volo is an Italian pop trio, consisting of singers: the baritone Gianluca Ginoble, and two tenors, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto.They describe their music as "popera".

These 3 young men are suceeding in introducing real music to the youth of this generation, and bringing it back to all ages. Their audiences are 3 generations strong, with sold out shows or thousands. They Gianluca 18, Piero Barone 20, and Ignazio Boschetto 19. All 2 of them have soaring voices you would not believe, yet each of them has their own special sound. Classical, pop, even Sinatra tunes. Classy, elegant, fun, multilingual, and handsome. If your not familiar with them, look for them on you tube. You'll be hooked! The are not the typical "boy band". They are refreshingly different.

This group of 3 Italian young men, 18-19-and 20 yrs old, are drawing thousands, in sell out audiences in USA, and around the world. Their voices are spectacular, lyric tenor, spinto tenor and baritone, and are introducing "real music" to a new generation. Their fans represent three generations coming together. They sing in 6 different languages and offer selections from pop, to classical, and even a little Latin spin. You'll be hooked, the first time you see them!

Brings a new music experience to all ages at the same time--having no age barrier to the listeners---embraces different styles with true enjoyment.

Gifted.. Bridging all ages through the love of music--pure enjoyment

16 BIGBANG Big Bang is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of 4 members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung.
17 Super Junior Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak.

The member are amazing to there fans. They have angelic voices, flawless dance moves and, are role models.

Super junior the best

I love Super Junior

Love them so much

18 The Monkees The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed.
19 S4
20 Boys II Men

Hands down the best

21 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Seriously, 1D shouldn't be on here. Have they made albums as influential as Abbey Road (In my opinion, the best Beatles album and the best album of all time! Just my opinion. ), the White Album, Sgt. Pepper's, or Rubber Soul? Name one album. You can't cause 1D is just a crappy boy band with no talent and will not do anything to revolutionize music. But The Beatles did. For example, that dirty guitar in Revolution created hard rock. Helter Skelter created heavy metal. And The Beatles influenced most artists after them to take up the sword of music, One Direction among them. And who did One Direction influence? Nobody! The Beatles deserve the top spot and although they ended their career as a rock band, they started off as a boy band and paved the way for other boy bands. 1D are not even halfway close to the influence of the Beatles. The Beatles were, are, and will be the best for centuries to come and will continue to influence people. One Direction will be forgotten in a few years and ...more

They should be number one - dlbk03

22 A1

Best songs that they make

23 The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

Awesome group!

24 Miami Band
25 Hanson
26 BoybandPH
27 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.

Better band than one direction and cuter and just batter at singing in general

5SOS are even better than One Direction. Not only can they write songs while, to my knowledge, 1D can't. 5SOS also are more inspirational than 1D so it makes zero sense to me that 1D got third and 5 Seconds of Summer got TWENTY-SECOND. Maybe I'm just blinded by how much I like 5SOS and that I never liked 1D but it still doesn't make any sense to me.

5SOS is the best band ever! Not only are the guys super cute, but their songs are amazing. Many of them are truly deep and inspiring and send a message. Songs like Broken Home, Ghost of You, Social Casualty, The Only Reason, Close as strangers, and Amnesia, just to name a few. Totally recommend them 100%. Our boys are amazing! 😍😘😘

28 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Linkin Park are cool

They Should be In Top 2
Proud to be Linkin Park Soldier
Really So Disapointed with this list - WillWords

29 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.
30 SHINee Shinee is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, vocalist Jonghyun died in December 2017.
31 Your Favourite Martian
32 Blazin' Squad

That um.. chavs can be famous 2000s boy band.
And see you at the crossroads.

33 One True Voice

That Green Day and Linkin Park who clearly are not boy bands are not on the list then a one hit wonder can be too.
Pop Stars The Rivals should've given them a chance not just Girls Aloud and a joke act the Cheeky Girls.

34 365daband

That a boy band from 2006 went on Habbo Hotel.
With their single One Touch.

35 Five

Or Five
Remember when they sang with Queen - We Will Rock You.
Oh so many different boy bands.

36 Collabro

A boy band who are classical music.

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