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E! Debuts 15 Awesomest Boy Bands

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/17/2012

One Direction 15 Awesomest Boy BandsE! Entertainment Special: 15 Awesomest Boy Bands Debuts July 24 At 9 PM ET/PT On E!

Via E! Entertainment Press Release -Heartthrobs From Backstreet Boys, New Edition (Bobby Brown), *NSYNC, The Wanted And Boyz II Men Sit Down With E! To Share Stories Of Ruling The Pop Music World

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2012 – You know you love them – we do too! Which is why E! is counting down the 15 most awesome boy bands of the last 20 years. From the New Kids to New Edition, pop culture’s fascination with boy bands is eternal. And now, with a new crop of teenage hearththrobs on the scene (Hello, One Direction!), it is the perfect time to celebrate the boy bands that have made us swoon, made us cry and even made us faint with their melodic vocals, suave dance moves and sexy stares. Featuring music clips, rare footage and exclusive interviews with some of our favorite performers, the E! special shines a light on the most beloved boy bands of recent time. The “E! Entertainment Special: 15 Awesomest Boy Bands” premieres on July 24 at 9 PM ET/PT.

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Select Quotes from 15 Awesomest Boy Bands:

“You want it what way? What way do you want it?? [That] song makes no sense…” AJ McLean, Backstreet BoysBackstreet Boys

“The feeling that you get when you’re standing on the stage and there are 10,000 screaming girls… it can become addictive.” – Brad Fischetti, LFO

“When we went to the radio station they’re like, ‘you’re not 98 Degrees, you guys are white.’” – Jeff Timmons, 98 Degrees

“I met my husband working on my first album. And so I fulfilled my boy band crush manifestation dream in a sense that we all have.” – Tamyra Gray, former “American Idol” contestant who is married to Sam Watters from Color Me Badd

“We were in Ireland, there was a girl by the bus and we waved at her and she fainted” – Zayn Malik, One Direction

“We left Radio City and there were hundreds of girls running after the bus through traffic.” – Niall Horan, One Direction

Niall Horan Calls Fans ‘Showers of C#@!s’

“When people think of New Edition, they equate us with routines and slick steps. We are known as the sharpest, to be the slickest, and the flyest with our moves and crispiness.” – Michael Bivins, New Edition

“As long as there are teenaged girls, there will always be boy bands.” – Leesa Coble, Editor in Chief, Tiger Beat magazine

Be sure to catch the “E! Entertainment Special: 15 Awesomest Boy Bands” on July 24 at 9 PM only on E!

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