The Backstreet Boys are back and this time they are bringing Kevin!
That is right BSB fans, for the first time in almost 10 years all five members of the Backstreet Boys will perform on stage in New Zealand together!
Kevin will join Brian, AJ, Nick and Howie to recreate the magic of one of the most successful groups in history. The Backstreet Boys will perform at Vector Arena on May 12 as part of the In A World Like This Tour.
The Backstreet Boys are well known for their incredible string of hits and have sold more than 130 million albums worldwide. Their catchy pop songs are unmistakeable and their live performances are even more incredible. Their live shows are all-singing, all-dancing spectaculars that will have you laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles.
Their live shows are hit after hit, including Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), I Want It That Way, Incomplete, As Long As You Love Me, Larger Than Life and Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).
To celebrate the upcoming Backstreet Boys concert we are counting down our top five favourite BSB songs. Enjoy the trip down memory lane below and don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Backstreet Boys at Vector Arena on May 12 – click here to buy tickets.
Incomplete was the smash hit single that announced the Backstreet Boys’ return to the industry. Following a two-year break, the group reunited and released Incomplete as the lead single on their album Never Gone. The song was the Backstreet Boys’ first number one in Australia and reached the top 10 in a further 12 countries. The song is a throwback to the glory days of 1980s power ballads with huge vocals and emotive themes. It is a great BSB song and one of our absolute favourites!
4. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) was initially released as the fourth single from the Backstreet Boys’ first international album. Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, the single was a number one hit in Switzerland and Austria and was a top ten hit in the UK and the Netherlands. Due to the song’s success in Europe, it was released as a single in the USA and included on the group’s self-titled debut US album. The song became a big hit after the group members lobbied hard to have the song released as a single ahead of others on the album. Interestingly, the song was also recorded in Italian – titled Non Puoi Lasciarmi Così – on the international album.
3. Larger Than Life
This song is a thank you for fans of the Backstreet Boys, with member Brian Littrell collaborating with Max Martin and Kristian Lundin to write the track. It was released as the second single on the group’s very successful Millennium album and reached the top 10 in 14 countries around the world – including number three in Australia. The song has an equally impressive music video to accompany it – the estimated production costs are in excess of $US2 million. The track is upbeat and catchy and hooks you from the very beginning with AJ’s maniacal ‘yeah’ setting the tone. We love this song, hope you do too.
2. I Want It That Way
It would ordinarily be difficult to understand how Larger Than Life was not the lead single on the Backstreet Boys’ Millennium album, but when you hear I Want It That Way, you can see why it displaced the former as the song to launch BSB’s 1999 album. The Backstreet Boys rarely released ballads as their lead singles, but upon hearing I Want It That Way they were left with no choice. And the gamble paid off; the track was a smash hit around the globe and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2000 Grammy Awards, but was beaten by Rob Thomas and Santana’s Smooth. The song is a classic boy band offering and a very fine example of the Backstreet Boys’ popularity.
1. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
If you lived through the 1990s this song is a must-have for any party with a dance floor! Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) is a catchy, fun pop song that gets everyone on their feet. The track was a huge chart success around the world and remains one of the group’s most commercially successful songs, selling in excess of 2 million copies in the USA. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) also has a great video clip that features each member of the Backstreet Boys as a different movie monster in a haunted house. The song and accompanying video clip are great fun, take a look for yourself.
The Backstreet Boys will perform at Vector Arena on May 12 – click here to buy tickets.