Music and television are two things we hold close to our hearts. So of course you have to combine the two. Many bands have had tv shows made for them, more recently this type is a reality tv, but many other bands were created for tv shows, often showing a fictionalized version of who they are in real life but still sharing the music they use. These are your top five tv show bands.
Created to parody the real life boy band mania that had been going on, 2Gether intentionally picked five guys who fit the most popular personalities of the usual boy band. Most of their songs were meant to be jokes parodying those of real life boy bands too.
Also created in response to the popular boy band craze of the 90’s, O-Town was the first to come from the successful Making The Band franchise that chronicled how the search to find its members and their daily progress when they came to be. The band lasted a decent three years and two albums but recently reunited in the past few years to record a new album, sans original member Ashley Parker Angel.
#3 Big Time Rush
These guys are by far my favorite on the list considering I actually grew up loving the show. They were pretty much a new version of the Monkees. Their existence transcended into the real world like all the other bands mentioned and in their show they referenced the second “british invasion” of One Direction being popular too, but also the typical boy band trend of breaking up after three albums and only one guy continuing to a solo career. Plus, Carlos ends up dating Alexa Vega from Spy Kids so that’s always cool.
#2 S Club 7
Ain’t no part like an S Club Party, eh? They were the massively popularBritish group back in my toddler days, but I didn’t even hear about them until Pandora played one of their songs, which led to me finding out about the show. Unlike the previous three groups, they ended up having an actual movie in theaters. Sadly they also broke up soon after the movie, by that time only six members remained anyway. Like so many other british bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, nostalgia hit and they reunited in 2014, with a countrywide tour in 2015.
#1 The Monkees
Did you really expect anyone else? Come on. They were the original tv band. Formed in 1966, their show lasted for two season and got cancelled because of creative differences between the group and the television studio they worked for. They too went on to make a movie after the tv show ended but that was the beginning of their downfall. Peter Tork quit in late 1968, and Mike Nesmith was the next to go.The group disbanded in 1971. In the 80’s they had a huge revival in popularity and released another new album, doing that again in 1997, and now fifty years after the show first aired in 2016 too. Sadly, member Davy Jones passed away in 2012. R.I.P. man.
Until next time, it’s been great. Jam on folks!!!