This weekend marks the official start of summer, which means concert season is in full swing! And we’re seeing the Backstreet Boys on Sunday! It’s hard to believe BSB have been together for 21 years now, and after all this time they’re still going strong. And they’re one of the few bands that have never let us down over the years. We love that they brought back their original music video choreography for tour. In honor of the In a World Like This Tour, here are our five favorite BSB videos! (It was extremely hard to not make this a Friday Ten…)
1. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
This is probably the most iconic boy band video of ALL TIME. Why are they monsters? Nobody knows. But seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Backstreet Boys perform “Everybody” live, with the entire crowd doing the choreography. And have you caught the ending of “This Is The End?” Apparently in heaven everyone knows the “Everybody” dance.
2. “Larger Than Life”
Budgets for music videos were much bigger in the 90s, like in this video when BSB went to outer space. AJ is also probably the only man on earth who can pull off a mesh cropped top. (He’s got the abs for it!) We’re still not sure why they always insist on keeping Nick so under wraps in these videos (first he’s a mummy, now a robot?)
3. “I Want It That Way”
The video has over 98 million views on YouTube for a reason. Another iconic boy band video, which has been spoofed by Blink-182 and paid homage to by Big Time Rush. We still get chills every time we hear Nick sing The Note. (You know the one). And that sad fangirl wave to Brian at the end? We totally know your pain.
4. “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”
Otherwise known as that video where it starts raining and they dance around and get their button down shirts and baggy pants soaking wet for no reason. Howie D just totally takes it off. Poor Brian had to keep his shirt buttoned because of his scar from heart surgery! We are full of important 90s trivia facts like this, which we probably learned from TRL, Making the Video or Popup Video.
5. “As Long As You Love Me”
The CHAIR DANCE! One of our fondest memories of middle school is when all the boys in our class blasted this song from their walkman, and attempted to recreate this chair dance during homeroom. The key word being attempted.
Bonus. “We’ve Got It Goin’ On”
This might be the best song to dance to, ever. And their wardrobe is on point. Layered denim and leather? Check. This is also the song with the prayer dance.
Just do yourself a favor and head to the Backstreet Boys Vevo page and hit play all, it’s Friday. We’ll be rehearsing our choreography for Sunday’s show.
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