Readers' Poll: The Best Boy Bands of All Time

Your picks include Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Jonas Brothers and the Beatles

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8. The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are rarely thought of as a boy band today, but they clearly set the template for the whole fresh-faced-boys-singing-innocent-tunes thing. The band scored an impressive run of hits in the early Sixties utilizing their signature close harmonies, but they achieved greatness with Pet Sounds, the 1966 album that established them as one of the greatest and most innovative acts in the history of pop.

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