15 Forgotten ’90s Boy Bands: Remember When You Used To Jam To Their Songs?

Five (5ive)

Five- Boy band

This British boy band was designed to be the male Spice Girls, and even had Simon Cowell manage their career. They were a little more street than the average boy band, with two rappers in the group. Their debut single “Slam dunk (Da Funk) ” was chosen as the NBA theme song  in 1997, though the song didn’t chart. The next year, 5ive would release “When The Lights Go Out,” from their debut album. The song cracked the top 10 on Billboard.  Their single “If Ya Gettin’ Down” from their sophomore release also became an international hit, but the members of 5ive butted heads with each other and Simon Cowell, and decided to call it quits. They reunited in 2006 and 2012 albeit with only 4 members. Kinda makes the whole band name a little awkward, doesn’t it?


Check out what the band looks like now!

Five 5ive -Today

5ive in 2012 minus rapper J. Brown



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  1. says:

    ABC!!! play ground my ish!!!

  2. says:

    I wonder how these groups look today all grown up

  3. says:

    Why do T3 look like MJ after the surgery? (RIP)

  4. says:

    Soul Decision…i still remember the chorus to the song Faded….*covers eyes in shame* dont judge me!!!

  5. says:

    Wow, this brings back so many memories. I was fortunately lucky enough to
    have met many of them. Most of the guys were very sweet. Robbie
    (Take That), Bryan (Westlife), and the weird guys from 5ive were the exceptions.
    I adored the guys from Soul Decision, Westlife, Take That, and Youngstown. Many
    of the songs from these bands were soundtracks to my life back then. It was great seeing a lot of them in the list. I have goosebumps. I just wish that A1, LFO, Hanson, Boyzone, No Authority, and S Club 7 were also in this list as well.

  6. says:

    Chris Mark Red Dave, Ro!
    ABC jammed for just a lil bit.

  7. says:

    LOL TJ got some THICK eyebrows
    He’s the only one that looks the same.
    Taryll looks Indian – beautiful

  8. says:

    New Kids On The Block?
    New Edition?
    Backstreet Boys?

    Don’t know these UK peeps

    • says:

      Actually of all of the 15 bands listed in the article, 10 of the bands are from the US. Take That, 5ive, Westlife, Another Level, and Code Red are from the UK/Europe, while Soul Decision is from Canada. There are 2 reasons that 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys, and Nsync aren’t on here. The first reason is because they all came out at the end of the 90’s. By that time most of the above mentioned bands had already broken up. The other reason that is because they are not forgotten. Their music is still all over the place in the US. If you went to any type of dance/night clubs, ice skating rinks, or watched a lot of teen movies/shows in the 90’s or 2000’s then you’ve probably heard of the music from all of the bands that I’ve listed. Their music was all over the place back then. Most of them are still VERY popular in Europe or Asia. Especially Westlife, and Take That. They both just recently broke world records for album and concert sales.

    • says:

      This list is for boy bands that were forgotten, the ones you listed are well remembered and still tours.

  9. says:

    C-Toon, One of them is Lloyd.

  10. says:

    Soul for real was too bad! Loved them! too bad they had to go the thug route!

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