The Beatles to The Wanted: The Evolution of Boy Bands
5:43 PM PDT 4/4/2012 by Portia Medina, James Hermon, Kyleen James
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, of course, tweet. Whether it's the Beatles or the Backstreet Boys or the Jonas Brothers, THR looks at music's most memorable pop outfits, from those who achieved instant super-stardom and launched solo careers to others who fizzled almost as quickly as they rose to the top.