The ESSENTIAL Boy Band Playlist

In Honor Of The Jonas Brothers Returning, I've Created The ESSENTIAL Boy Band Playlist

Featuring all your favorite boy bands, including One Direction, Big Time Rush, Backstreet Boys, and of course, the Jonas Brothers (and MORE!), including a link to the playlist itself.

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Unless you've been living under a rock or just haven't turned on technology at all in the past few weeks, then you know that the Jonas Brothers are back in action! From their new song "Sucker" (and it's rockin' music video) to their no-holds-barred Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, the Jonas Brothers are back in the public spotlight and bigger than ever.

In honor of their return, and the nostalgic feelings it brings up of being younger and dancing in our rooms to "Burning Up," I've created (with the help of my boy-band expert friends) the essential playlist for anyone who is ready to regain the days of boy band posters and using the hairbrush as a microphone (and fantasizing about being Mrs./Mr. Jonas).

(Yes I made the actual playlist, see end of the article for Spotify link)

1. "Sucker" by the Jonas Brothers

Of course, the newest Jonas Brothers song must be at the top of the list. The original JB is back, with a pop song that hearkens back to their love pop roots but introduces a more sophisticated beat their old fans may not be used to.

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2. "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys

A classic for a reason. The Backstreet Boys debuted with their first album in 1997, and since then have exploded onto the boy band scene, with decades of tours and bestselling albums folllowing that initial release. Probably the most well-known BSB song, "I Want it That Way" is essential for anyone wanting to capture the beats of old boy band days.

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3. "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction

If you don't know this song, you have definitely never turned on the radio since 2011. One Direction, the band that ushered in a whole new boy band scene, started their "reign" with this extremely catchy, extremely fun, pop song. And they only continued to grow.

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4. "Little Things" by One Direction

A sweet song that is full of calm words of love, instead of One Direction's usual dance beats. Every playlist needs a song like this to slow it down and remind you why you listen to these boys in the first place.

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5. "Big Time Rush" by Big Time Rush

"Oh oh oh, ohhh..." One of the most familiar openings of any boy band song, Big Time Rush got it's start on the 2009 Nickelodeon TV show of the same title, and quickly became a staple of the boy band drama. And fans are crossing their fingers for them to follow in the footsteps of the Jonas Brothers and reunite.

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6. "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers at their finest! "Burnin' Up" is probably the most popular song of the group (at least it was until their newest single) and is just one of their many superb contributions to the boy band genre.

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7. "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC

You can't forget about the iconic boy band *NSYNC in any boy band playlist, and the best song to start with is their extremely popular "Bye Bye Bye" that will get everyone out of their seats and dancing in no time.

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8. "Lovebug" by the Jonas Brothers

"I'm so excited to play this live again," were Nick's exact words when this song came on during their recent Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. And Nick, we can't wait to see it live again.

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9. "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer, or 5SOS (pronounced "five-sauce") as they're more commonly known, is an Australian boy band that got it's fame by being on more of the rock side of pop music, something a little different than other boy bands of the time. While they are still making music today (check out their new "Youngblood" album), they're old music, like this song, is still rocks.

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10. "DNA" by BTS

With a video that breaks a 600 million view world record, the Korean pop group BTS began really exploding in America with their song "DNA", and there's good reason for it. With an earworm for a hook and the poppy beat that Americans gravitate towards, this band is set to became the next sensation (and in some ways, they already have).

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11. "Year 3000" by the Jonas Brothers

I mean this one is just fun. I'm looking forward to when we all "live underwater".

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12. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles

Obviously, you can't forget about THE original boy band. Even if you aren't a boy band fiend, you very likely have heard of the Beatles, for just the sheer effect they had on music for the generations to come.

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13. "If I Ruled the World" by Big Time Rush

If this song can't get me smiling, then nothing can.

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14. "Good Girls" by 5 Seconds of Summer

This was the first song that made me a fan of 5SOS, and since then it is a staple for any fun playlist.

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15. "Don't Charge Me for the Crime" by the Jonas Brothers (ft. Common)

A lesser known song by the Jonas Brothers, "Don't Charge Me for the Crime" showed a different, storytelling side to the boy band that still stuck to the style that made them popular in the first place.

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16. "Happily" by One Direction

Another one of the lesser known songs by a mega-popular boy band, "Happily" is actually my favorite song from One Direction's "Midnight Memories" album. Give it a listen, you won't regret it.

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17. "Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block

You didn't think I'd forget New Kids on the Block, did you? No way, "Step by Step" is a classic and well-known essential boy band song.

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18. "Steal My Girl" by One Direction

What can I say? One Direction delivers once again.

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19. "It's Gonna Be Me" by *NSYNC

You can't have just one *NSYNC song!

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20. "Me and my Broken Heart" by Rixton

While this is a lesser known band and therefore a lesser known song, don't discount it! "Me and my Broken Heart" is a fun song to sing along and dance to (literally, it makes an appearance in Just Dance 2015).

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21. "When You Look Me in the Eyes" by the Jonas Brothers

Who can forget this first power ballad that was surely in the background of all our fantasy weddings? Another song we can't wait to see live again.

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22. "Glad You Came" by The Wanted

Remember this song? It used to always be on the radio, and I'm ready for it to come back.

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23. "Best Song Ever" by One Direction

Did I watch this video like 16 times the day it came out? Yes. Will I continue to watch it? Yes.

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24. "24/Seven" by Big Time Rush

The titular song of their fourth album, this track marks the start of the members of Big Time Rush starting to write their own songs, and honestly, they're really good! This song is so much fun, and if you haven't listened to it yet, follow the link below.

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25. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys

"Backstreet's back!" We missed you! Now that the Jonas Brothers have followed in your footsteps, what about Big Time Rush? One Direction? Hello?

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26. "Amnesia" by 5 Seconds of Summer

I missed the old 5 Seconds of Summer!

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27. "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5

Who can forget young Micheal Jackson with his iconic boy band, the Jackson 5?! "I Want You Back" was written in 1969, but here we are, still jamming out to it in 2019. And we show no signs of stopping.

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28. "Shape of My Heart" by the Backstreet Boys

Though it has a sadder tone than many others on this playlist, "Shape of My Heart" is still a Backstreet song that can't be missed, and the emotion is still real.

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29. "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" by BTS

Billboard calls this song "the tipping point of BTS' career" and not without good reason.

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30. "S.O.S." by the Jonas Brothers

To complete the essential boy band playlist is a last Jonas Brothers song. At least our S.O.S for the Jonas Brothers to come back was answered.

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Find this complete playlist on Spotify here.

Happy listening and I'll see you at the next Jonas Brothers concert! (or the next 5SOS concert, or the next Backstreet Boys concert, or the next-well, you get the idea)

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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