The Wanted Spoof Classic Boy Bands In 'Walks Like Rihanna' Video -- How Do They Compare?

The British group pokes fun at themselves -- and their influences -- in this funny new video

Say what you will about the current crop of British boy bands, but at least The Wanted has proven time and again that they don't take themselves too seriously. The group -- comprised of Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran -- released the music video for their new single "Walks Like Rihanna," and it hilariously parodies famous music videos from boy bands like 'NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Take That. Watch it below!


The story of the music video follows The Wanted as they try to impress their sexy new music video director with clever ideas. Unfortunately, the ideas are all borrowed from previous groups, and none make the cut.

"Moves Like Rihanna" -- which unfortunately doesn't feature a Rihanna cameo -- is the lead single off The Wanted's upcoming album. Here's a breakdown of the references made in the video.

Rejected Video Idea: "Fun and Quirky"

No one can do the puppet act in the "Bye Bye Bye" music video quite like 'NSYNC, so it makes sense that The Wanted's take on it didn't pass the cut. Still, we can't help but give them points for trying.

Rejected Video Idea: "Mature"

We're not sure if "mature" is the right word to describe Backstreet Boys' video for "I Want It That Way," but the men of The Wanted definitely look out of place in an airport terminal. Also, white is not The Wanted's color.

Rejected Video Idea: "Black & White"

The Wanted went back to basics when they spoofed Take That's "Back For Good," and this was arguably their most successful parody of the bunch. Still, they didn't quite capture that band's magic, which explains why their "black & white" version was also dropped.

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