When you think of boy bands, people automatically go back of the classics – ‘NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees. And then, of course, there are the newbies – One Direction, The Wanted, Big Time Rush, you get the idea. But what about those few that were in our hearts for a split second, who we thought we would love forever, only to find out that they just didn’t have what it took to be a part of the competitive world of boy bands?
In honor of National One Hit Wonder Day (yes, it’s a real thing), let’s take a look at some of our favorite one-hit wonder boy bands. The teenybopper in us is getting giddy all over again.
THE BAND: LFO
THE HIT: Summer Girls, 1999
Where Are They Now: The cute blonde one, Rich Cronin, passed away in 2010 at the age of 36 after battling leukemia and a stroke.
THE BAND: O-Town
THE HIT: All or Nothing, 2001
Where Are They Now: 4 of the 5 members reunited last year for their comeback album. The other is working on pulling off an infamous Justin Timberlake move with a solo career.
THE BAND: 5ive
THE HIT: When the Lights Go Out, 1998
Where Are They Now: 4 of the 5 members have reunited, but Jason "J" Brown decided to not be a part of it. So, does this mean they're now 4our?
THE BAND: BBMak
THE HIT: Back Here, 1999
Where Are They Now: Sadly, the guys broke up in 2003 and have all pursued solo careers. Stephen even auditioned for the fourth season of UK's The X Factor.
THE BAND: Soul Decision
THE HIT: Faded, 1999
Where Are They Now: It's kind of unknown what these fellas are up to now. Probably walking around the glory days that were 1999.
THE BAND: Youngstown
THE HIT: I'll Be Your Everything, 1999
Where Are They Now: These guys have honestly fallen off the face of the Earth. But look at that picture. I have NO idea why these guys didn't last.
THE BAND: LMNT
THE HIT: Hey Juliet, 2002
Where Are They Now: Since these guys were the backups for O-Town's during the first season of Making the Band, basically nobody wanted them. Again, nobody knows where they are these days!
THE BAND: Dreamstreet
THE HIT: It Happens Everytime, 2000
Where Are They Now: See the one in the red t-shirt? Yeah, that's Jesse McCartney. He had a mini version of Justin Timberlake's career. The rest? They all "tried" to pursue solo career, except Matt who is the lead singer Open Till Midnight.
THE BAND: 2Gether
THE HIT: U + Me = Us (Calculus), 2000
Where Are They Now: Sadly, QT (Michael Cuccione) passed away in 2001 from cancer. The rest of the guys decided to go ahead and film a reunion film with the proceeds going to Michael Cuccione Foundation.
Which boy band were you rocking out to back in the day? Let us know in the comments section below!