Take That have been voted the 'greatest boy band' in a poll. The British group took the accolade in the vote of 5,000 music fans by website onepoll.com, beating acts including The Beatles and Jackson Five to the top spot.A spokesperson for onepoll.com said: "This has to be down to their amazing comeback."The Beatles - considered by many pop commentators as the original boy band - took second place, Jackson Five came third and Irish four-piece Westlife finished fourth.US 60s group The Monkees, who had their own hugely popular TV show, rounded off the top five.Take That's return to the spotlight began in 2006, 10 years after they originally split. The group - Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald - had a UK number one single with their comeback song 'Patience', while comeback album 'Beautiful World' also reached top spot in the UK charts.The band also won a prestigious BRIT awards in 2007 for 'Patience', while in 2008 they took home two more accolades - Best Live Act and Best British Single.
The group are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 'Beautiful World'.
Jason recently promised fans they wouldn't stray from their pop background.
He said: "Of course it will be a pop album - what else could we do? You do get some bands where their egos take over and they come back with a rockier sound but we know what we are good at and we are sticking to it."
Take That's new album is lined up for a Christmas 2008 release.
The greatest boy bands by onepoll.com top 10:
1) Take That
2) The Beatles
3) Jackson Five
5) The Monkees
7) Bee Gees
8) Backstreet Boys
9) New Kids on the Block
10) The Osmonds
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