7. The Wanted
Reps: United Kingdom
Everyone loves a good boy band battle. In the tradition of New Edition vs. New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys vs. N’Sync is the Wanted vs. One Direction. To the Wanted’s credit, they have attempted to present a more worldly, sexy sound than their UK counterparts. You don’t feel that much guilty listening to their three million and counting selling single “Glad You Came”. Even if you are not much for seeing a group of guys engage in synchronized dancing you can appreciate the Wanted’s full blown November Twitter war with One Direction that was ignited after member Zayn Malik called Max George a “geek.” Good times.