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by Rachel Devitt

June 1, 2011

Boy Bands, Then and Now

by Rachel Devitt  |  June 1, 2011

Backstreet's back, all right! And they've teamed up with the equally revitalized New Kids on the Block for brand-new super-boy-band extravaganza NKOTBSB, which has got grown-up ladies squealing like little girls. The tag-team revival of these two beloved groups got us thinking about the history of boy bands not to mention their present and their future. Covering boy-band-friendly styles from contemporary pop to Motown, from Latin to New Jack Swing, we've assembled a mega-mix that encompasses squeal-worthy classics and big hits, as well as visions of what these "boys" have been doing since growing up to be, well, men. (Justin Timberlake's recent Saturday Night Live/Lonely Island three-peat, anyone?) So get out your favorite boy-band poster (we know you still have it somewhere), call your best girlfriends and get ready to moon over your long-lost crushes.

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