Taking the stage at Stockholm, Sweden on May 8, our fave boys from One Direction did a tribute to a boy band original: Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way.”
We’re sure 1D can make any girl scream by just appearing but the men of the Backstreet Boys were very impressed.
Tweeting: “Heard @OneDirection did an impromtu performance of “I Want It That Way” in Sweden last night. Well done bros! http://youtu.be/7c2zn7hVRtY“, it’s safe to say that the revival of pop groups ARE OFFICIALLY BACK.
But looks to me 1D may have just been returning some favours. NKOTBSB covered ‘What Makes You Beautiful last year!
Either way, this is cute! Please do more covers!!
While you won’t see Seth Rogen on tour any time soon, the comedian joined the Backstreet Boys on stage for a performance of ”Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.
This was all part of the second annual Hilarity for Charity bash, which supports and raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the event, Rogen revealed that his director pal Judd Apatow had promised to match up to $15, 000 in donations from the evening.
In an email to Rogen, Apatow said, “If you don’t donate, I will keep my money and spend it on private jets and Botox for my children. (Daughter) Maude has a wrinkle between her eyes I would like to smooth out, and Iris has some crow’s feet that look terrible on 10 year olds.”
To which Rogen joked, “He’s had a lot to drink, so I hope this is legally binding.”
That being said, I think Rogen should reconsider adding something new to his already successful career as a comedian/actor. Just look at those moves! He belongs in the Backstreet Boys!
I don’t know if I should be embarrassed or insanely proud that I know most of the cringe-worthy songs highlighted in this video that oh-so conveniently condenses 1999 into ten minutes. For example, I totally remember rocking out to Mambo No. 5 and Shania Twain’s “I Feel Like a Woman” (I was 8, okay?). But I also find myself going “damn, that’s a really good song” the longer I watch. TLC’s “Unpretty” and Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker feat. Jay Z” are one of the best songs ever.
There were a lot of ups and downs when it came to 1999. I mean, Pokémon Snap was possibly the worst idea for a video game but Sonic was amazing. Then there was 10 Things I Hate About You which, by the way, is still one of my favourite movies. AND FIGHT CLUB! Thank you, Brad Pitt for starring in Fight Club!
Ugh. Someone get me a time machine. Let me go back to the days of Backstreet Boys, bad haircuts and Pokémon!
All you 90′s kids out there, get ready because Backstreet’s back.
Backstreet Boys are in the process of putting the finishes touches on their new album, according to EW. The currently untitled album is set to be released later this year. This album will be their first full-length album since they separated from their record label, Jive Records.
Band member Brian Littrell told EW that because their fan base are now young adults, they hope their fans will want to buy a hard copy of their CD, especially because of the connection they had with them when they were young kids.
I feel like Littrell is on to something—us young adults have a close connection with this band because they created the music that (along with Britney Spears, The Spice Girls and N’Sync) defined our childhood. Also, Brian was always my favourite.
The band members might be married with children now, but that doesn’t mean they have lost their talent or edge. The sneak peak of their album goes to show that the boys still got it.
Hear previews of tracks from the Backstreet Boy’s upcoming album here
1. Why did no one tell the Backstreet Boys that the Harlem Shake is dead?
2. Nick Carter is pretending to be New York City’s singing cowboy, a.k.a. he’s practically naked.
Enjoy, ladies and gents.
Remember when we didn’t have iPods so we had to watch the music video channel on so we could dance around with all our favourite artists? And how excited were you when those little player things came out and you could buy a song card?
If you re-listen to some of these songs you ran around the house belting as a kid, you’d realize that most of them are really dirty. In fact, almost all of them are explicitly about sex and sexual acts. While no one EVER knew what Shaggy was saying in his songs, but rest assured all of his lyrics were pretty raunchy. Surpisingly, the same is true for O-Town. They were a cute boy band, but who knew they were singing about how often they think about sex? And that they were graphically describing their wet dreams?
Yes, sorry to traumatize you, but all those clean cut teeny bopper bands were anything but. Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Spice Girls—they were all guilty of tricking you into thinking their songs were innocent. Really, they are all about sex. Sex. Sex. And more sex. The only sad thing is that while today’s music is very much the same in this regard—if not more explicit—we all thought the good ol’ days were different. I guess not.
Personally, I was a little scared by the whole O-Town giving us a little too much information at first. I have since come to realize that nothing will persuade me that the music of the 90′s (my childhood) isn’t superior to the music of now. I would much rather listen to raunchy N’Sync then 50 Cent’s “B*tch Get In My Car,” or “Candy Shop” any day of the week. That’s a fact.
Liquid Dreams (O-Town)
“Liquid Dreams / my Liquid Dreams / Waterfall and streams / these liquid dreams”
Ignition Remix (R. Kelly)
“I’m about to take my key/ and stick it in the ignition”
Every Six Seconds (O-Town)
Kelly, Michelle and Beyonce, I don’t think you can handle this? The fierce trio always sported matching outfits, and I secretly wanted to be the fourth member, even if that meant me being backup to Queen B (I totally wouldn’t care). The girls recently released a new song, with many fans rejoicing. Beyonce is set as a performer at the SuperBowl half-time show, causing lots of speculation whether the three of them will perform together then. Michelle Williams gave the disappointing news on a radio interview saying, “It is rumored.” Throwback to some of their best jams: “Say My Name,” “Bootylicious,” and “Survivor.”[beyhive1992]
Don’t tell me you never owned any of the the guy’s famous puppet dolls, replicated from their second studio album, “No Strings Attached.” If anyone else is waiting for some type of reunion to happen, let me know because I’ll actually do anything I can to make it happen. N*SYNC was actually my very first concert and Justin was my first crush (not Bieber). With Justin Timberlake now having his own musical comeback, the odds are slim that a reunion will happen anytime soon. Sigh… Throwback to some of their best jams: “Bye Bye Bye,” “Gone,” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” [nsyncishere]
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The Backstreet Boys were about as close to boy band perfection as you can get. Everyone had Millennium blaring from their boombox at one time or another. But one thing could have made them better: Ryan Gosling.
Yes, you read that correctly. The once-upon-a-time Mouseketeer turned big screen heartthrob and man of my dreams recently revealed that he could’ve been the sixth member of one of the greatest boy bands in history. Nick Carter was always the focus of my fantasies (a side effect of my love for his baby brother Aaron), but I know for a fact my pre-teen self would have fallen hard for Ryan had he been in the picture.
Not convinced? Just picture the miracle that is Ryan Gosling crooning “I Want It That Way” in pleather pants and way too much hair gel alongside the original members. If that’s still not enough, check out this video for proof that Gosling was boy band material.
Watch it here
If you’ve ever compared the song titles on One Direction’s first album to some of the Backstreet Boys’ songs, you might notice quite a few similarities.
Serving as a guest host on TMZ, BSB’s A.J. McLean totally dissed One Direction for ripping off songs titles from the ’90s boyband.
In comparing ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ to ‘Makes You Different’ ; ‘More than This’ to ‘More than That’ and ‘I Wish’ to ‘One Wish’, AJ does have a point here.
But that being said, what do you really expect? These are pretty much generic boyband song titles and it’s not like the songs sound the same. Why can’t we all just enjoy the music?
And also, what’s with the BSB vs. ‘N SYNC rivalry? That’s so 90s!
And to be frank, I CAN name five AMAZING ‘N SYNC songs:
1. Bye Bye Bye
2. Dirty Pop
3. It’s Gonna Be Me (whoa sounds a lot like Gotta Be You to be honest….)
4. I Want You Back
5. Tearin Up My Heart
So, there you go Brian. I hope you’re applying cold water to your injuries because:
(I still love you BSB. Why can’t we all just be friends?)
By Nadya Domingo
I’d probably ditch my own wedding too if it meant seeing Nick Carter in the flesh. Old Navy features BSB (swoon) singing in the company’s new Rockstar Jeans commercial. It also features grown-ass women screaming at the mere sound of their angelic voices.
The ad is a cute play on words for the song “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” because literally everybody is supposed to fit into these jeans. While this is cool, I couldn’t get past the band’s awkward-but-beautiful dance moves. (Can we please take in how graciously they bob their heads?) The BSB were so convincing in this commercial that, I too, was rocking my body as I pressed the replay button. Several times.
Ironically, the whole point of this commercial is to sell the pants. But something tells me the ladies in this commercial just wanted to rip them off and throw them onstage.
Watch it here:
Yesterday, Justin Bieber tweeted a picture out to his 27 million beliebers, showing off his new ink. For the past couple weeks, Justin had been taking pictures outside his rehearsals with fans who found the (not so secret) location. In pictures, his tank top had been covering the crown on his chest leaving everyone wondering what it could be? Are you a fan of his tats?
Um, we don’t want summer to be over either. No more staying up late, hanging out with friends any day of the week, no homework, no worries. Brit is one of the judges on The X-Factor, premiering September 12.
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When I was in grade two my parents couldn’t separate me from my Nick Carter T- shirts and Backstreet Boys CDs. If you walked into my room, you’d see posters of
my love Nick plastered all over my bedroom walls. I even convinced my young and delusional self that when I became of age I would be known to the world as Mrs. Carter, even if it took excessive stalking coupled with voodoo magic.
Now, even though I’m older and slightly more mature I can’t stop my old symptoms from returning when I see boy bands like The Wanted, One Direction and Big Time Rush. Girls everywhere have an undying thirst for these smooth talking, ballad-singing, handsome guys. And I’m okay with that. Here’s why:
1) It’s been too long since I’ve relished in an upbeat, though formulaic, pop song. Ever since boy bands of yore bowed gracefully off the music scene, the radio has been filled with auto-tuned dance music. While I enjoy breaking it down every once in awhile, I miss those cheesy songs that make a girl feel… well, special. The songs that make you picture Justin Timberlake holding your hand and serenading you in front of all your friends. [Tugs on collar] Or am I the only one who imagines that? Anyone?
2) Have you seen One Direction’s Harry Styles? Harry you may call me if you’re reading this. With this new wave of boy bands you can crush on any of them guilt free. Members of old boy bands aren’t exactly boys anymore! The main reason we outgrew them isn’t just because they’re old; because trust me I do have a thing for older guys. Our favorite members are now married and have children, so it’s kind of hard to crush on them when you know their wives are waiting by the stage exit.
3) I’ll gladly indulge in a little more fandom. For those of you who were too young to see the Backstreet Boy’s first concert, to know Justin Timberlake pre-movies and solo career, or to know that the first real boy band was not the Jonas Brothers, then I will tell you: you will always have a favourite boy band and compete with fans of other boy bands. I for one am still head over heels obsessed with the Backstreet Boys and I may have cried a little when I saw them last summer at their reunion concert. But they were tears of joy.
The Wanted “Glad You Came”
4) The Wanted’s single “Glad You Came” is perfect for a day at the beach with your closest friends. My favourite memory will always be me and my friends rocking out to pop songs while reading the latest J14 issue. Boy bands create a soundtrack for your youth, whether you realize it or not.
5) Boy bands just overall make me feel happy “You don’t know you’re beautiful. That’s what makes you beautiful” I mean what girl wouldn’t feel instantly happy when they hear that on the radio?
One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
You know it’s time to get the Backstreet Boys back together again when AJ McLean is seen dressed as a sloppy tranny on a street corner.
Backsteet bad boy AJ took part in a shoot by controversial photographer Tyler Shields – the guy responsible for all those hoochie American Apparel ads.
Tyler posted the photo on his website, writing “this is a photo we did in prep of AJ’s wedding which I was the minister of people laughed people cried and Connor Paolo Objected!”
AJ, for the love of God, go back to rehab and go to Harry Rosen and buy yourself a nice pair of dress pants!
When we first met Nick Carter, we were under the assumption that he spent most of his free time on a bed of money playing with precious metals. Contrary to our initial thoughts, we were quick to discover that even though he was a part of one of the largest-grossing groups of our generation, he’s just a regular guy. How do we know this? He plays World of Warcraft. Not only that, he’s the head of his guild, demonstrating that it IS possible to juggle being a hardcore gamer with being a top-selling recording artist. Just remember that the next time you blame your lack of a social life on your devotion to your guild.
Once upon a time, long before the sold out stadiums and screaming fans, little Howie D was a self-proclaimed “Dough Boy.” Apparently, his first love wasn’t music, it was Twinkies (insert sponsor here). In all fairness, Howie went on to much better things, however, for this interview the guys reminisce about some of their more embarrassing moments.
Get down, get down and move it all around because Nick Carter’s dropping by the andPOP studio tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Our favourite Backstreet Boy will sit down on the famed red couch with Jordan and since it’s live, anything can happen! Tune in tomorrow at 12:30 here on andPOP.
This wont be the first time Nick’s given a little love to andPOP. In August he chatted with Jordan about the release of his second album, I’m Taking Off. You can watch the hilarious interview here.
Nick Carter’s a Backstreet Boys vet who’s been hanging on the walls of teenage girls for over a decade. Sure he’s just released his second solo album, but he’s also just completed Call Of Duty: Black Ops for the first time. (That’s got to rank pretty high on his achievements, if you judge by his celebration dance.)
He sat down to talk to us about the new album, what it’s like to be him, and to answer a couple of the questions our Twitter followers, (that’d be you,) demanded he answer. Honestly, we would have asked more, but he’s a very busy man.
Also the interview takes place on Nick Carter’s bed. Is that not enough to get anyone excited?
Despite the mediocre dance steps, less-than exemplary vocals, and cheesy end-poses following their performance, it was hard to not get excited as NKOTBSB (the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys collaboration name) poured their heart and souls into singing their new single, “Don’t Turn out the Lights,” during the results show of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night.
Backstreet Boys also performed their song, “I Want it That Way,” back-to-back with the New Kids on the Block performance of the ever-loved “Step By Step.”
While the singing was strained and not all that exceptional, the bands stuck true to the typical boy-band performance, with the synchronized dancing and all, which made up for the lack of singing-talent that was expressed. It was definitely exciting to see these two bands perform together once again, albeit the fact that it might be their last attempt at some sort of come back (although the DDub himself, Donny Wahlberg, only has about 180,000 followers compared to the c.400,000 of Ryan Butler, who is famous for none other than being Justin Bieber’s best friend, let alone Bieber’s own over-9,000,000 followers; it seems boy bands are just not as valued as they used to be).
Along with their joint album which is to be released soon, NKOTBSB will also be hitting the road together on tour (which this performance gives a small preview of), kicking the festivities off at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, on May 25, and going through until the last show on July 6 in Anaheim, CA.
Their album, which will be released on May 24, will be comprised of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys songs off their previous CDs, as well as three NKOTBSB singles; “Don’t Turn out the Lights,” “All in my Head”, and the “NKOTBSB Mash Up.”
Did you catch NKOTBSB’s performance on Dancing with the Stars? Watch the video below and let us know what you thought of the performance!
Neverest are certainly a talented group of guys who seem to have nailed the boy band formula. They can sing, they can write, and they are certainly cute. But what sets them apart is they have the backing of boy band royalty. Yes, Howie D from Backstreet Boys is backing Neverest. Not a bad way to start a career.