Propelled by reality shows like the U.S. and U.K. iterations of Simon Cowell's The X Factor, boy bands -- an institution as old as pop itself -- have had a bit of a post-Jonas Brothers resurgence in recent years, setting record after record and making Nickelodeon's Teen Choice Awards once again competitive. In conjunction with the release of Midnight Memories, the surprisingly rock-oriented third LP from One Direction, the most popular of the bunch, we've compiled a playlist of the most essential boy band tracks of 2013, selecting cuts from teen faves like the more EDM-friendly English and Irishmen in The Wanted, American family affair Emblem3, and Nick TV stars Big Time Rush.
Boy Bands in 2013
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