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Westlife Look: One of the prettiest foursomes in the boy band biz, Westlife opted for sleek, sophisticated suits over anything artfully torn or splattered. Sound: Championed by Simon Cowell and inspired by the Backstreet Boys that came before them, Irish sensation Westlife was a ballad-heavy boy band. They made waves with a cover of Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.” Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images