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Celebrate 20 Years Of Backstreet Boys With Their 20 Best Songs


Everyone is going to have their own list of which Backstreet Boys songs are the best, because honestly they are all amazing.

Their first album came out on August 12th, 1997 which means that everyone's favorite boy band is now officially 20 years old! Hard to believe that these epic pop stars have been around for so long, but they continue to sing together in Vegas shows and cruise ships, and we are very grateful.

They continue to put out music, but for a lot of us the first few albums, Backstreet Boys, Backstreets Back, Millennium, and Black & Blue were pretty much the definitive collection.

We could probably sing every one of these 20 songs off by heart to this day. See if you agree with this list of their 20 best songs!


20. Boys Will Be Boys

The song is not really the best message-wise, but it's guaranteed to make you want to dance.

19. The One

Their third album had a bunch of awesome hits including this sweet and upbeat song that will just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

18. Don't Want You Back

It's impossible to sit still when this song starts playing. It will literally force you to dance, I can almost guarantee it.

17. Roll With It

If you ever need a song to help you chill out this is the one you should turn to. You may not have thought that the Backstreet Boys would be who to turn to, but seriously listen to it and you'll see!

16. That's The Way I Like It

They had so many great songs on their CDs that didn't necessarily become singles but they are so good. Before they wanted it 'that way' they let us know exactly 'the way I like it."

15. It's Gotta Be You

I feel like no one does love songs better than BSB. Because not only do they have those epic ballads, but they have these super amazing dance-tunes that still have such sweet lyrics!

14. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely

Millennium had a bunch of super great slow jams that will give you all the feelings. The music video for this song is pretty intense!

13. The Call

While the plot of the song isn't the most moral thing, it's still an amazing song that is impossible not to love.

12. Just To Be Close To You

The beginning of this song always makes me so happy. It seems like no one has heard it, but EVERYONE should listen to it. It's such a sweet and lovely song and the begging is so hilarious that the whole thing is just perfect.

11. Anywhere For You

If you went to a wedding in the 90s, it's basically a guarantee that this song played and you know what, you loved it EVERY TIME.

We're getting to the top 10! Click to the next page to see the best of the best!

10. If You Want It To Be Good (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)

Another one that people may not have heard before because it was never a single, but it's still excellent. It gives good ol' Nick Carter the chance to have the spotlight for basically the whole song.

9. Larger Than Life

Everyone wants the Backstreet Boys to create their own musical version of Star Trek right? I know I do!

8. I Want It That Way

they fought to have the song keep these lyrics even though they knew it made no sense. We thank for this glorious song full of nonsense.

7. All I Have To Give

This song was one of the early ones and I think it made a lot of the preteens fall completely in love with them. Those white suits and colorful shirts and matching hats? Unbelievable.

6. Hey Mr. D.J

This song was one of the best on the Sabrina The Teenage Witch Album, and you know what, it deserves a lot more love than it gets!

5. As Long As You Love Me

This is on of their best music videos, and also one of their very best songs. Everyone gets to be a goof while singing their hearts out about being in love and it's great.

4. I'll Never Break Your Heart

See, songs like this one prove that BSB are the absolute best at romantic slow jams. Every middle school dance played this song at least once while nervous 12-year-olds avoided eye contact.

3. Get Down

You can't pretend like you don't love this song. It's too perfect. Honestly, everything about this song is absolutely great.

2. Quit Playing Games With My Heart

I don't know if there is a better music video than this one. The best thing to do is keep your eyes on Kevin. Everything he does in the background is pretty much gold. Also all of their solo moments are hilarious and perfect, and don't even get me started on the moment the 'rain' starts.

1. Everybody (Backstreets Back)

This was one of the most memorable movies from the 90s. The dance, the premise, the costumes, really everything about it is super fantastic.

If you want to listen to all these songs at once, we made a playlist for you! Enjoy!

Some of the songs weren't available, but you can always find them in the YouTube links in the post!

Which Backstreet Boys song is your favorite?