They had piercings! They had a black member! They liked taking off their shirts! They inserted raps into their songs! They dared to call themselves "5ive" with a "5"! In the squeaky clean world of boy bands, 5ive (1997-2001) was edgy! Indeed, in their first hit single, "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)," they assured us that they were "five bad boys with the power to rock you!" And for kink's sake, they teased, "Do you wanna get freaky/when the five of us make one?" Sounds like a gangbang in the making.
Anyway, the U.K.-based band was the brainchild of the men who brought you the Spice Girls. And, aside from the hit singles, one of their members won "Best Haircut" three years in a row (Scott)!
Behold the magic: