Ever since the Beatles caused millions of prepubescent girls to get laryngitis, boy bands have been an eternal fixture in the pop music landscape. Today marks the birthday of two important boy band singers who kept the mania alive in the late '90s/early '00s: 'N Sync's Joey Fatone, who turns 37, and Backstreet Boys' token blondie, Nick Carter, who's now 34.
Channel your inner fangirl and listen through 30 boy bands of past and present. From the Jackson 5 and Boyz II Men to One Direction and The Wanted, the history of boy band music may be longer than you think. Get nostalgic with 50 years of boy bands in one playlist.