Yes. *taps mic* Welcome to the first...err...instalment of The Search for the MMBSBS. For anyone who is just joining us, welcome to the first instalment of a series which attempts to find out whether or not your average world-famous (totally kickass) boyband ever
sang a song that meant anything at all. Today we start with what I'd consider the most well-known Backstreet Boys song - I Want it that Way
, its fame increased by two parodies - Which Backstreet Boy is Gay?
by Weird Al Yankovic. If you haven't listened to either of these songs, SHAME ON YOU and go Youtube them right now. That's right, I mean RIGHT NOW
, stop reading this LJ post and go Youtube. Shoo.
If you have
listened to these songs, then...aren't they totally awesome? Anyway. A little background info on the song itself. It was the first single from the BSB's 1999 album Millennium
and has been "highly critically acclaimed" according to Wikipedia, voted 3rd greatest song of the 90s on VH1 and ranked 10th in MTV/Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all Time (2000). So, as you can see, it's a pretty famous...and (IMHO) awesome song. We all know the tune...but do we know the lyrics?
Lyrics after the jump, but first, personal anecdote time!! The first time I heard this song, I could've sworn they were singing about cheesecakes.( Read more...Collapse )
MMBSBS = Most Meaningful BackStreet Boys' Song.