BRIDGET'S GUIDE TO BOY BANDS

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  • BRIDGET'S GUIDE TO BOY BANDS

    FIVE

    Five fun facts about British boy band Five

    They were formed by Simon Cowell

    Though they only had one US hit, 1998's When The Lights Go Out, they were responsible for a plethora of UK smashes, including Slam Dunk Da Funk, If Ya Gettin Down, Until The Time Is Through, Everybody Get up and their best song, Keep on Movin'.

    The bad boy of the band was named Abs. He succumbed to a drug addiction but later became a chicken farmer.

    Five and the surviving members of Queen collaborated on a cover of We Will Rock You, about which Abs would later comment, "Their version got to number two, while ours got to number one, so do the math..."

    When they reformed for a documentary series and arena tour of early 2000 Brit teen acts, one of the original members was disinterested in rejoining so Five returned ot the stage with only four singers.