BOYBANDS THROUGH THE AGES

Take That

Members: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams

The biggest five-piece boy group of the early 90s in the UK , Take That's most successful member turned out to be cheeky bad-boy pop star, Robbie Williams. Back in his boy group days though he took a backseat role to the group's main vocalist and song-writer, Gary Barlow.Take That's pop tunes and soulful ballads dominated the UK charts in the first half of the 1990s-they had 11 chart-topping singles and 7 number 1 albums. And yes, they too made a hugely popular comeback in 2007. Most recently, with his career flagging, Robbie has also returned to the boyband fold, joining his ex-band mates on their album, "Progess".

Photo by Getty Images Apr 24, 2012

BOYBANDS THROUGH THE AGES

Boy bands are back in a big way. With new pop groups One Direction and The Wanted topping the charts, the cycle continues as a new generation of girls swoon, shriek and, nowadays, tweet. From the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, we take a look at some of music's most swoon-worthy, scream-inducing, poster-pin-up boy groups.

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