Take That more popular than The Beatles (and Jesus?)

The Beatles: Bigger than Jesus, smaller than Take That
The Beatles: Bigger than Jesus, smaller than Take That

Take That have been crowned the greatest boy band of all time, beating The Beatles into second place and The Jackson 5 into third. The vote was conducted by OnePoll, which asked 5000 bods for their favourite man troop.

It's no great surprise to see Take That top the list because, in theory, they've had two careers - one in the '90s, and one now. The Beatles, however, are cited by many as the original boy band. Perhaps this silver medal will be enough to spur Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr into a reformation?

Here's the top 10…

1. Take That
2. The Beatles
3. The Jackson 5
4. Westlife
5. The Monkees
6. Boyzone
7. Bee Gees
8. Backstreet Boys
9. New Kids on the Block
10. The Osmonds

If John Lennon's controversial "we're more popular than Jesus" statement is true, all hail the new messiahs of pop: Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).