The 10 best Backstreet Boys songs
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The Backstreet Boys were a huge success when they hit the scene in the mid 1990s. Boy bands were popping up all over the place, but Backstreet put up some fierce competition and is hailed the best boy band ever. Fans will tell you most of their songs were fantastic, but these are the 10 best songs from the Backstreet Boys.

“I want it that way”

If you listened to the Backstreet Boys back in the day, this was probably one of your favorites. It is a love song, but not the sappy kind. This is by far the group's biggest worldwide hit, topping the charts in 10 separate countries.

“Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”

Off of the “Millennium” album, this song was released at the peak of their success. It garnered the group a Grammy nod as well. The lyrics allude to a heartbreak and the harmonies of the members are clearly showcased.

“As Long As You Love Me”

This was their second single released. While it wasn't a chart topper, radio stations across the United States gave it plenty of air time. Fans of the song often come back to “As Long As You Love Me” when talking about when the band shot to superstar status.

“Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)”

The Backstreet Boys released this song as their first single. It put the band on the map and got the girls revved up. Nick Carter quickly emerged as the popular member of the group with this song, which gauged the way for how other songs were sung.


The last song that was a hit in the United States, “Incomplete” is the one fans love to hate. It is an amazing song but bittersweet because it was their last. It didn't make it to the top 10 on the charts, but it definitely is considered one of the best songs of their career.

“All I have To Give”

Fans went crazy when this song was performed at concerts. It is a love song, though it is a man crying out for his woman. “My love is all I have to give, without you I don't think I can live” are the lyrics that captured every girl's heart.

“I'll Never Break Your Heart”

If you are looking for a sappy love song, this is it. The group sings about never breaking your heart, which drove the female fans absolutely wild. “When I asked you out, you said no but I found, darlin' that you been hurt, thought that you'd never love again” are the lyrics poured out by the band members.

“Anywhere For You”

This is one of the songs that wasn't too popular with radio play, but the fans loved it. It became one of the fans' favorites, and still is to this day. “I'll go anywhere for you, anywhere you ask me to,” are the chorus lyrics, promising a lifetime of forever.

“Shape of My Heart”

"Shape of My Heart" is another love song, but one that stood out more than the others. The group took a chance with this being released on their “Black and Blue” album and the gamble was worth it. It placed in the top 10 on the charts, but didn't make it to the number one spot.

“Everybody (Backsteet's Back)”

This is an upbeat dance song, which was out of the comfort zone for the group. It made quite the impression on fans who requested it over and over again across the country. It spent 20 weeks in the top 40, which was a huge accomplishment for the Backstreet Boys.

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