Monday, February 23, 2009


First of all, does anyone include Boyz II Men in the list of boybands? They are a group of guys who sing without instruments, can't they be classified as such? My answer to that is a resounding NO. As if my ALL CAPS won't enough to point out my opinion. Boybands are made-up of eye-candy guys who sing other people's songs in the most cheesy of ways for the sole purpose of selling records and to make girls (and ledyboys if you're from Thailand) scream their lungs out. Thus, I don't think Boyz II Men fits the category.


Then which groups would be classified as boybands then? Well, the answer is simple. If a group's from Orlando, Florida or in Ireland or London and does not write any of their songs and usually has a blonde guy leading the vocals of the group and they grace just every magazine cover meant to entice schoolgirls to buy them then YES (gasps), that is a boyband.

You got your Take That, Boyzone, Human Nature, Backstreet Boys, Blue, 98 Degrees, O-Town, Westlife, New Kids On The Block, 3T, Code Red, 5ive, and N Sync. All are considered boy bands. They represented the pop hit charts of the 90's and the first 3 years of this decade. They made all their mother studios very happy and rich. They made MTV very rich as well! Lol!


People made fun of them. Almost all members were suspected homos and some did come out of their closets. Almost everyone from those groups are now has-beens, except probably for Robbie Williams (Take That) and Justin Timberlake (N Sync). Their music represented a pop culture generation. Every school girl must have had a favorite boy band and had a favorite boy band member. They represented every school girl's ideal boyfriend, prom date, and knight in shining armor.


To me though, it represented my youth. Grade school, high school, my daily dose of MTV, me trying different hairstyles and pretty much copying what these guys were sporting, the clothes they wore on videos, silently singing to myself SOME (I said some) of their songs. Sigh. Just brought back memories.


Ultimate boyband back in the day, Take That. (Robbie Williams - far right)

5 Responses to “Boybands”

Chyng said...
February 26, 2009 at 3:28 AM


Im impressed with your blog. Very well organized. Ang sarap magbrowse. (ingget ako)

Curbside Puppet said...
February 26, 2009 at 4:17 AM

thanks! you can browse posts. all 300++!!!

PUSANG-gala said...
February 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM

hmmmm---namiss ko tuloy bigla ang mga boy bands---westlife, backstreet boys---and so on and so forth......kelan kaya babalik ang trend?

Raft3r said...
February 27, 2009 at 10:52 PM

i hate boy bands.

Curbside Puppet said...
February 27, 2009 at 11:06 PM

di wag. hahaha!

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