These Cringeworthy Photos Of ’90s Boy Bands Will Make You Wonder Why You Ever Found Them Hot

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Image: OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images
Image: OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images

Of course, the Backstreet Boys were also famous for their brand of pop ballads – which even now we have to admit were pretty darn catchy. There was a period in the mid ’90s, in fact, when it felt like everyone was singing “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)” into their hairbrushes.

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Image: Scott Gries/ImageDirect/Getty Images

But Nick, Kevin, A.J., Brian, and Howie weren’t kings of the boy bands for long. Because in 1995, quintet *NSYNC appeared and blew everyone away with their sugary sweet dance-pop.

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