Backstreet Boys create social distancing music magic through ‘I want it that way!’

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Nostalgia alert: The Backstreet Boys reunited for a virtual performance as a part of Fox star’s iHeartRadio’s ‘Living Room Concert for America’. 

No matter the distance… Well, yes. Who cares about the distance, the 90s pop sensation, 'The Backstreet Boys' reunited for a virtual performance as a part of Fox star’s iHeartRadio’s ‘Living Room Concert for America’ The initiative is the first major benefit concert to provide relief and support for the Americans impacted by the novel coronavirus.

The global outbreak of the pandemic has forced billions under the lockdown but it’s also a time that majority of us are looking at the brighter side. From pursuing hobbies to ensuring a strong case for work from home to opening up newer avenues for entertainment, the world hasn’t stopped innovating as the other branches of science are busy tackling the pandemic with treatment and medicines.

Back in the late 1990s, when the likes of Nick Carter made the perfect-wardrobe poster for most teen girls and the drawers would be a stack of audio cassettes of Backstreet Boys or Westlife, who would have thought of a virtual concert?

Fans enjoyed the nostalgia brought on by the Backstreet Boys as they performed the super-hit number, ‘I want it that way’ from their homes, confined in self-isolation.

The video starts with Brian Littrell singing the opening lines: “You are my fire, my one desire,” from his Atlanta residence and is soon joined by Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough. Carter and Richardson were accompanied by their kids as well.


The concert arranged by Fox Star is a one-hour special musical event that pays tribute to the front-line responders, and all health professionals, who are fighting to stop the spread of coronavirus that has claimed over 38,000 lives globally and infected almost eight lakhs. The United States remains the nation with most infected cases (1.64 lakhs).

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