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 tonight, July 24 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Select Quotes from this special include:
"You want it what way? What way do you want it?? [That] song makes no sense..." AJ McLean, Backstreet 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
"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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