One Direction

Boy Bands: The Way They Were

Let's go back to a simpler time: when bandannas were bedazzled, tribal tattoos were hot, and boy bands ruled the world


Who? Scott Robinson, Ritchie Neville, J Brown, Abs Breen and Sean Conlon
Known for: bringing the U.K.'s burgeoning boy band fever Stateside in 1998 with their Top 10 single, "When the Lights Go Out."
5ive enjoyed a brief – but bright – moment in the spotlight in 1998 when they scored a pop hit with "When the Lights Go Out." Fickle fans soon fell for U.S.-bred boy banders, but they'll always have the NBA: their single, "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)" – seriously – was chosen as one of the NBA's theme songs.