Can you believe that it has been 18 years since the Backstreet Boys released their smash hit “I Want It That Way”. I actually can believe it, this one doesn’t make me feel that old because I have been a fan of these guys since the tender age of 5.
If you don’t think that this is one of the greatest pop songs of all time you are out of your mind and you don’t know pop. That simple.
This song got them nominated for a Grammy and got them the top spot on TRL for a very long time.
Even if you can’t appreciate the song you can appreciate the music video. I am still angry I wasn’t one of the superfans that were cast in the airplane hanger. We also need to appreciate the all white outfits and choreographed dancing, things you just don’t see anymore.
Happy birthday “I Want It That Way” although I think it is their most overrated song, I still scream sing whenever it comes on.
Lately I have been really into making lists and I won’t apologize for it, they are quick reads and I have fun writing it.
Today I decided to go through the most underrated Backstreet Boys songs of all time. The boys have been a band since 1993 and became known in the United States in probably 1997 or 1998, before that though they were huge in Germany. Quick history of the boys but I am sure that you knew a bit of that already.
Considering they are the best boy band of all time, yes I will argue this with you for the rest of forever, just contact me on twitter, @WilliKilliams, I wanted to give their lesser known songs some love as well.
Everyone knows their classic hits like “I Want It That Way”, “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”, “The Call”, “The One”, “Incomplete”, “Everybody”, the songs that got a lot of airplay and you still want to dance to when you hear it. I don’t blame you for loving those songs.
Let me take you down a trip down other songs you may enjoy and will probably spark some nostalgia. Yes, three of the songs were actually singles but I never felt like they got the attention that they deserved.
For the record, the Backstreet Boys have always been a vocal harmony group, so get ready for all of that beautifulness to come your way.
It looks like we can finally wave the white flag in one of the most heated debates of all time. You know what I am talking about, *NSYNC vs BSB . If you were anywhere between the ages of 6-21 in the late 90’s you know what I am talking about. At the end of the day we all know that Backstreet Boys are superior so that’s really all that matters.
Anyway, last night Joey Fatone threw himself an absolute rager for his 40th birthday party. It was in Orlando where both NSYNC and Backstreet Boys got their start from. Joey still calls it home and that’s where his hot dog stand is based out of, so he is usually down there!
A.J. showed up to party with Joey though and the two ended up singing “I Want It That Way”, one of the biggest songs to come out of the 90’s.
Nostalgia, isn’t it great?
It’s also kind of weird hearing Joey singing, considering it was always JC or Justin, the guy has pipes! Too bad there weren’t more solos for Joey!
I have said a lot of things about The Chainsmokers this year, and I won’t take it back, but I will say that this is a really awesome move. If you have even kind of kept up with this blog you’re aware that I love the Backstreet Boys. So any time any other group wants to bring them out on stage, or whatever, I am all about it!
Last night The Chainsmokers performed at their biggest venue yet. They had their first solo show at Los Angeles Convention Center and have been teasing the set list for a while now. Did anyone think they would bring out the legendary Backstreet boys? Absolutely not.
They also brought out Big Sean but let’s be real. Backstreet Boys all day!
You can keep your Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers, all that you really need to see when you go to a show like this is one act, the big act. The craziest thing is that those guys are probably considered the bigger acts of the show. You know who the real stars are though, right? The Backstreet Boys. So all of you little 12 years old that out there, just realize that you’re seeing icons perform, and you should feel lucky!
These guys are looking good though, right? I mean hot damn! AJ can rock a glitter jacket unlike anyone else! I also like that he is still rocking the black nail polish, no need to let that go after so long.
Brian is still my favorite though, look at that light hair and blue eyes. Such a babe. In reality, they have all aged fairly well, they look better than the NSYNC guys!
Here are a few videos from the concert and they kill it. I am clearly a fan fo them, but I have seen them live 8 times and they always bring such energy, they sing live, truly some of the best performers that I have ever seen life.
A few months ago the Backstreet Boys teased up trying out a Vegas residency show. They said that they were going to do a bit of a trial run just to see how it went and then they would decide. I am a little salty. Only because most people with residency stays in Vegas don’t tour very often, and I can’t afford Vegas right now. So boys please quit playing games with my heart and just continue your tour.
This is kind of awesome though. I mean they deserve to have a show that pays them a ton of money. These guys have earned it. They have stayed together for over 20 years and clearly they still have serious staying power.
You can check out the dates and get your tickets here!
Are you excited for this show? Are you going to check it out? Let me know!
If you have followed this blog for a bit, first of all, thank you, second of all, you know that I love the Backstreet Boys. I think that they are some of the best vocalists out there and the nostalgia they bring is absolutely incredible, I just love them.
The boys have been busy posted photos on social media while they record their newest album. According to all of them it is going to be very different than anything they have ever put out, starting with their first single which will be released in August. It will be a duet with none other than Florida Georgia Line. Interesting, right? I think so.
If these boys are going from pop to country, I don’t think that I would hate it that much, maybe they have found a new sound that they want to try. Go for it! That’s what I have to say about that!
So in August we will have new BSB music and it will be a duet with Florida Georgia Line, let’s go!
For the past probably, four years, there have been rumblings about a Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls tour. Then everyone kind of gets upset because it is simply a rumor and they go on with their lives until it is brought up again.
We all know that this would be an absolutely monster concert. Tickets would sell out in seconds, maybe break some records, but apparently the Spice Girls were the ones who backed out of the tour, according to the boys.
Singer AJ McLean admitted the idea for a joint tour had been discussed, but that it had been shelved. McLean told US radio station 103.5 KTU: “From what I’ve heard, The Spice Girls want to do their own tour. It’s their 20th anniversary, we’re back in the studio making a new album. So everyone is doing their own thing.” (credit)
So regardless, there could potentially be a Spice Girls reunion tour for the 20 year anniversary which would be absolutely insane, plus BSB will have new music out soon.
No matter what this is a good story!
Do you think Spice Girls are going to be pissed that AJ outed them? Probably.