9 Reasons Why The Backstreet Boys Are the Best Boy Band of All Time
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They Never Left You
Excited to see your favorite boy band reunite at the VMAs for less than two minutes? What’s that like? Backstreet Boy fans wouldn’t know the feeling… because we never had to live life without the group. (Okay, fine, Kevin left once… but we forgive him and we’re pretending it never happened).
What makes this even better is that if this were the case, if they were to make a hypothetical reunion/comeback, they gifted entertainment writers with the greatest headlines ever:
“Backstreet’s Back, Alright: Pop Music Sensation Backstreet Boys to Kick Off Comeback Tours!”
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They’re Pretty Incredible Dancers
Seriously. Who can work a choreographed routine like these five?
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It’s Been, Like, Scientifically Proven That They’re Far Superior to Their Counterparts
Okay, so we’re no statisticians… but they were voted the best boy band by Rolling Stone readers, Entertainment Weekly readers and On Air With Ryan Seacrest listeners.
The math adds up. They’re the best.
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They’re Great Dancers in Videos And In Concert
And luckily for you, you just got a bunch of new chances to see these moves live in person!
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They’re So Good… They Turned Down Ryan Gosling!
They are exactly five people in this world who have rejected Ryan Gosling—and they all happen to be men!
It turns out the Gos was living in the same apartment complex as A.J. McLean and they were pals when the group was forming—but BSB went with Nick Carter instead.
You don’t just turn down Ryan freakin’ Gosling… but we suspect his rejection had to do with his obvious lack of moves:
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Did We Mention They Dance?
Yeah, now that we think about it… Ryan Gosling is amazing, but he couldn’t handle this.
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They’re All About Their Music and Their Fans… and Not Their Image
When CNN asked what they had to say to haters who question their “cool factor,” they responded by asking what “cool factor” the interviewer was talking about.
“We never thought we were cool,” Nick explained. “We’re just guys that love music.”
Kevin quickly added, “We never claimed to be cool. We love music. We do what we love and have fun and enjoy it.”
Not cool? Ha! The thousands of fans waiting in line to see you (and the posters that covered our walls in middle school) beg to differ!
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They Have Their Own Cruise
Sorry Directioners… no accompanying merchandise will ever be as epic and incredible as a Backstreet Boys cruise!
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20 Years Later… We Still Get Giddy Buying Tickets to See Them
But more importantly, they still get excited and take care of their fans, too.