In the long and storied history of these United States, there have been a select few occasions where our friends (or enemies) from across the pond have decided it was time to conquer America. From the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to Beatlemania, we Americans are no strangers to British invasions. However, it seemed that in the waning decades of the 20th Century, our fellow English speakers were content to stay on their side of the Atlantic. But now, just when we were least expecting it, the Brits have decided to storm our shores once again with their sights set of dominating our vast nation. Musically, that is.
Now that both have a solid foothold in the United States, it’s interesting to see the different paths The Wanted and One Direction seem to be taking. Even though the bands are close in age, their management teams have decided to go in almost opposite directions (no pun intended) with their promotion.
It’s been an amazing week for boy bands, has it not? It’s almost as if we’ve time warped back to 1999. I’m talking, of course, about my two new current obsessions, The Wanted and One Direction. Both are boy bands with four Brits and one Irish dude, both have amazing songs currently on repeat, and, most importantly, both groups are experiencing insane recent success.