Top 5 reasons why boy bands matter

07/10/2013 05:53 EDT | Updated 09/09/2013 05:12 EDT
As Vancouver gears up for tonight's New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees show, CBC Radio's Lisa Christiansen looks at why boy bands remain relevant.

- Every generation has its own boy band. Why remember 1990 as the year you started paying GST, when you could remember it as the year Step by Step took off?

- What else would tweens stick on their binders and lockers or tweet about?

- Morgan Spurlock, director of Supersize Me, is making a documentary on English boy band One Direction.

- Boy bands launched the careers of Mark Wahlberg, Ricky Martin, and Robbie Williams.

- Just because you can't play an instrument or write music, doesn't mean you can't have a musical career.

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