The time has come for me to make a confession. This is a big one guys, so I need all of your support.
Here it goes….
There. I said it. I feel so much better now.
I spent the majority of my adolescent life arguing the exact opposite. I was team NSYNC all the way (don’t get me wrong, I still liked the Backstreet Boys. I owned all of their CDs and, of course, had a favorite ‘boy’, and it was Brian Littrell!). But the time has come for me to admit the truth. The Backstreet Boys are the better band. Listen, NSYNC was good (and I would for sure sell a kidney to buy tickets if they were to ever go on a reunion tour. No questions asked). They were good at being a boy band. Their songs were fun and uptempo, and their concerts were crazy parties (speaking from a 2001 experience), and JT is arguably the most talented man in the biz right now…but the Backstreet Boys had better songs. Better love songs, better fun songs, just all around better songs. They are also more genuine, I feel. Not that NSYNC wasn’t, but it was more of a show for them. It was always about the show and the entrainment value for NSYNC, but BSB can saaaaanng.
I came to this realization while attending a Backstreet Boys concert two weeks ago, and it was possibly the most fun concert of my entire life. It was like I was 14 again, and it was awesome.
The Backstreet Boys are just better. And that’s all. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
Any way, below you will find some of my favorite Backstreet Boys songs spanning all 7 of their albums released in the US (plus that one Greatest Hits). I will even color-code them for you!
Backstreet Boys Millennium Black & Blue The Hits: Chapter 1 Never Gone Unbreakable
This Is Us In A World Like This
1. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
2. Helpless When She Smiles
3. The One
4. Bye Bye Love
7. I Want It That Way
9. Back to Your Heart
10. As Long As You Love Me
11. Something That I Already Know
12. More Than That
13. We’ve Got It Goin’ On
14. Shape of My Heart
15. I Still…
16. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
17. It’s Gotta Be You
18. What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)
19. All I have To Give
20. Larger Than Life
21. Just Want You to Know
21. That’s What She Said
Listen to the complete playlist here.