Listen to Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ from The Way Home S2 Ep 7 as Alice and Noah sing

The latest episode of the Hallmark drama The Way Home aired last night with another stellar track playing towards the end of the episode — The Way Home, Season 2, Episode 7, “Somewhere Only We Know“.

This time it was that famous Backstreet Boys’ track ‘I Want It That Way‘, which was the song playing in the bedroom as Alice plays the song on her phone, then Noah sings it and persuades her to sing along with him.

The original track then begins to play louder as we can hear Alice and Noah in the background still singing.

When did The Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way‘ come out?

The pop ballad came out over two decades ago, in mid-1999 to be exact, as the lead single from the boy band’s third studio album Millenium.

It not only became a big hit with critics, it was also a smash hit commercially climbing to #1 on charts in 18 countries, and making it to #1 on three charts in the United States including the Mainstream Top 40.

It also hit #6 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100, and went on to become one of the group’s most successful songs of all time.

So much so, ‘I Want It That Way‘ was also nominated for three Grammy Awards.

You can listen to The Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way‘ on the band’s Millenium album via Spotify, and in the track’s official video.

A video that was filmed at LAX, with the boys singing and dancing to the track and then eventually being met by a crowd of screaming girls who had been waiting for their idols to arrive.

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That video, by the way, has more than 1.3 billion (yep, billion) plays on YouTube alone, with a similar number of streams for the song on Spotify.

Proving yet again what a monstrous hit the song was for the American boy band.

And yes, more than 30 years since Backstreet Boys was founded, they are still together and are currently working on a new album.


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