Britain Loves Boybands

James Dix

One Direction are about to release their third album whilst McFly and Busted have formed a musical supergroup. All the while sweet little Union J are still bobbing along in the background.

Earlier this November, millions of twenty year olds dove back into their old CD collections to find their singles for ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Obviously’. Overnight it became socially acceptable to put Mcfly and Busted back on your iTunes.

The boys of Busted, minus Charlie Simpson, surprised fans by joining Mcfly at the Royal Albert Hall, as part the band’s four 10th anniversary concerts. When Mcfly first started out they supported Busted on their tour, years later we have the McBusted tour 2014.

The bands have merged together just like NKOTBSB, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys. As one band McBusted plan to release ‘Love is on the Radio’ as a new single. Can we still call them a boyband? Perhaps more of a man-band.

Union J are set to go on their first tour. The boys are touring throughout December and January on their Magazines + TV Screens Tour throughout the UK and Ireland.

After the release of two top ten singles, a book, and a cameo in Kick-Ass 2 it is about time they did a tour.

One Direction’s new album Midnight Memories is out on November 25th. The deluxe edition will have 18 songs, an impressive feat for a band who are in constant demand from the press and touring. With two songs already released from the album including Best Song Ever and new single Story of My Life, the album is set to stay true to the One Direction sound.

Ignore all the rumours of bad blood between Mcfly and One Direction, as once again they have written a song for the album, ‘Don’t Forget Where You Belong’. Co-writing credits go to some of the One Direction boys on certain tracks of the album as well.

If you were expecting a month full of girl bands, think again, it looks like the boys and (sorry McBusted) men are swooning us with their pop-rock sounds.

About James Dix

James Dix from Chipping Norton often meets David Cameron at the local Sainsbury's, "No I don't want an NHS cut, I just want some milk". Final year student of Journalism and English Literature from the countryside, studying at Northumbria University.