Back in the 90's the Backstreet Boys were part of a teen pop explosion. It was the age of TRL and Carson Daily. A time when the MTV Video Music Awards were actually good. The Spice Girls had just vacated the throne of unparalleled musical success and Nick, Brian, Kevin, Howie, and A.J picked up right where they left off. 'N Sync and BSB rose to the top of the pop charts and generated millions in concert ticket and memorabilia sales. This was largely due to their catalogue of catchy love songs and fun videos.
Now it seems that children and teens of the 90's may soon be experiencing some serious nostalgia! It appears that Backstreet may join the New Kids on the Block for another reunion tour! That's not all, Kevin Richardson, who left the group in 2006, will re-join his band-mates. It's Christmas in formerly popular boy band land. To celebrate the announcement, here are the band's top 5 ear worm songs. Good luck getting them out of your head.
1. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back): This 1997 released is one of the groups best known songs. It was the fourth single off their album Backsteet Boys. It was accompanied by one of the most inventive boy band music videos of all time. Comparable to Michael Jackson's Thriller, it centered on the group being trapped in a haunted mansion.
2. As Long As You Love Me: This non-discrimination anthem was a massive hit in the U.S and overseas. The catchy track had well developed lyrics and a positive message. The song spent a whopping 56 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
3. Quit Playing Games With My Heart: The bands best selling single to date, the song also top the charts in Europe. It was the first track released off of Backsteet Boys', though previous versions of the song emerged as early as 2005.
4. I’ll Never Break Your Heart: It's hard to ignore the unbearably cheesy intro to this bloated single which is probably the reason why it was one of their less successful tunes. Don't even get us started on the music video. The song was first released in 1995 and again in 1998 when the band became more popular. Despite it's far too conventional lyrics, the song is impossible to get out of your head. There's even a Spanish version entitled Nunca Te Haré Llorar.
5. I Want It That Way: The first single from their 1999 album Millenium, the immensely popular song and music video climbed to number one on the Billboard charts and MTV. The track was a means of reinventing the band's sound and making their music more dynamic. The new approached worked and the song received a total of three Grammy nominations.