History Music / BackstreetBoys

8th May '16 4:45:34 PM PerfumePreppy
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* DeadPersonConversation: "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely", in a meta sense, has the boys singing to their deceased loved ones (Howie to his late sister, Kevin to his late father, J to his late girlfriend and all the boys to their late mentor Denniz PoP).
* DeadToBeginWith: Brian in the "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" music video.

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* DeadPersonConversation: "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely", in a meta sense, has the boys singing to their deceased loved ones (Howie to his late sister, Kevin to his late father, J AJ to his late girlfriend and all the boys to their late mentor Denniz PoP).
* DeadToBeginWith: Brian in the "Show Me The the Meaning Of of Being Lonely" music video.
8th May '16 4:43:51 PM PerfumePreppy
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* PerkyGoth: AJ's look has become more goth-inspired over the years. It can sometimes be a bit jarring to see him (with his sleeve tattoos, black nail polish, and black eye shadow) cheerfully singing and dancing to songs like "I Want it That Way".

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* PerkyGoth: AJ's look has become more goth-inspired over the years. It can sometimes be a bit jarring to see him (with his sleeve tattoos, black nail polish, and black eye shadow) shadow and sometimes colorful hair) cheerfully singing and dancing to songs like "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "Larger Than Life", or crooning ballads like "I Want it It That Way".
9th Feb '16 3:10:09 PM bombadil211
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* PerkyGoth: AJ's look has become more goth-inspired over the years. It can sometimes be a bit jarring to see him (with his sleeve tattoos, black nail polish, and black eye shadow) cheerfully singing and dancing to songs like "I Want it That Way".
7th Jan '16 10:39:41 AM aye_amber
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If you are thinking of a BoyBand, chances are the first that pops up in your head will be the Backstreet Boys. Even overshadowing Music/{{NSYNC}} in the day (which later brought real fame to Music/JustinTimberlake), they were formed in 1993 and became hugely popular after debuting in the states in the summer of 1997. The five original members were A. J. [=McLean=], Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. Richardson left in 2006, making them a four-man group for a while, then permanently returned to the band in 2012.

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If you are thinking of a BoyBand, chances are the first that pops up in your head will be the Backstreet Boys. Even overshadowing Music/{{NSYNC}} in the day (which later brought real fame to Music/JustinTimberlake), they were formed in 1993 1993, and became hugely popular after debuting in the states in the summer of 1997. The five original members were A. J. [=McLean=], Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. Richardson left in 2006, making them a four-man group for a while, then permanently returned to the band in 2012.
4th Jan '16 2:38:06 AM nirao01
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* ''The Hits: Chapter One'' (2001)[[note]]This was their greatest hits compilation, with "Drowning" being the album's only single.[[/note]]

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* ''The ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum The Hits: Chapter One'' One]]'' (2001)[[note]]This was their greatest hits compilation, with "Drowning" being the album's only single.[[/note]]



* BadassBeard: AJ's physical trademrk, though Kevin and Howie both have them as well.

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* AlliterativeName: '''B'''ackstreet '''B'''oys.
* BadassBeard: AJ's physical trademrk, trademark, though both Kevin and Howie both frequently have them as well.



* BolivianArmyEnding: The music video for "The Call" ends with the boys facing [[WomanScorned a woman who is obviously pissed at them]] leading a bunch of people seemingly ready to beat them to death.



* BreakupSong: "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" is a "You're cheating on/lying to me so we're done" type, and "Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete", "I Still" and "Inconsolable" all qualify as the "Please don't go/I want you back/I wish we were still in love" type.

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* BreakupSong: BreakupSong:
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"Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" is a "You're cheating on/lying to me so we're done" type, and type.
**
"Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete", "I Still" and "Inconsolable" all qualify as the "Please don't go/I want you back/I wish we were still in love" type.
** "I'll Never Break Your Heart", "All I Have To Give" and "More Than That" are the "[[EntitledToHaveYou Attempting To Convince Someone To Breakup With Their Partner]]"
type.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: "Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete", "I Still" and "Inconsolable"



* EntitledToHaveYou: "I'll Never Break Your Heart", "All I Have To Give" and "More Than That".



* HyperlinkStory: The music video for "The Call" features the boys in separate scenes and its plot moves to gradually pull them all together, with the very last scene/shot is showing all five of them finally together (though Nick and Howie came really close in crossing paths, with the former meeting the impostor of the latter)



* PowerTrio: The boys are fond of doing this in their music videos.

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* PowerTrio: PowerWalk: The boys are fond of doing this in their music videos.



* SpaceOpera: The music video for "Larger Than Life".
* SpontaneousChoreography: Just pick any of their music videos with dance moves. Go ahead.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Kevin's appeal. He stands 6'1... Merely one inch taller than Nick.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Kevin's appeal. He stands 6'1... Merely He's the tallest of the boys standing 6'1 (merely one inch taller than Nick.Nick), has dark hair and considered the group's {{Hunk}}.
27th Dec '15 8:15:32 PM nirao01
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* ''Backstreet Boys'' (1996)

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* ''Backstreet Boys'' ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Backstreet Boys]]'' (1996)



* BadassBeard: AJ's physical trademrk, though Kevin and Howie both have them as well.
* BadassLongcoat: Kevin in the video for "I Want it That Way" and "The Call".



* BadassLongcoat: Kevin in the video for "I Want it That Way" and "The Call".



* {{Cyborg}}: Nick and possibly AJ during the music video of "Larger Than Life".
* DeadPersonConversation: "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely", in a meta sense, has the boys singing to their deceased loved ones (Howie to his late sister, Kevin to his late father, J to his late girlfriend and all the boys to their late mentor Denniz PoP).



* ManInWhite: The boys in the cover of "Millennium" and more famously during the dancing sequence of "I Want It That Way".

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* ManInWhite: The boys in the cover of "Millennium" and more famously during the dancing sequence of "I Want It That Way". They were also this during their aforementioned cameo (see above).


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* PowerTrio: The boys are fond of doing this in their music videos.


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* RavenHairIvorySkin: All the women that appeared in "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" have pale skin and jet-black hair. It works really well to the video's DeliberatelyMonochrome.


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* SharpDressedMan: The boys in the cover of "In A World Like This".
25th Dec '15 12:55:37 PM PerfumePreppy
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* ExtyYearsFromNow: The music video for "Larger Than Life" is set at New Years'e Eve 2999, a full [[IncrediblyLamePun millennium]] around the time the single was released.

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* ExtyYearsFromNow: The music video for "Larger Than Life" is set at New Years'e Year's Eve 2999, a full [[IncrediblyLamePun millennium]] from around the time the single was released.



* FunnyForeigner: The boys themselves in the "Bigger" music video, with it being shot in Japan and all.



* HumanPopsicle: The music video for "Larger Than Life" begins with the group being unfrozen at [[ExtyYearsFromNow New Years'e Eve 2999]].

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* HumanPopsicle: The music video for "Larger Than Life" begins with the group being unfrozen at [[ExtyYearsFromNow New Years'e Year's Eve 2999]].



* ManInWhite: The boys in the cover of "Millennium". Also during the dancing sequence of "I Want It That Way".

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* ManInWhite: The boys in the cover of "Millennium". Also "Millennium" and more famously during the dancing sequence of "I Want It That Way".



* NinetiesHair: Nick (in)famously sports them at the start of the group's career.

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* NinetiesHair: Nick (in)famously sports them sported a bowl cut at the start of the group's career.



* RescueRomance: In the music video for "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely", Nick and his estranged lover got back together after he rescued her from being ran over by a bus.

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* RescueRomance: In the music video for "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely", Nick and his estranged lover got get back together after he rescued rescues her from being ran over by a bus.bus (as a homage to a fan who died being run over by a bus on a way to one of the Boys' concerts).



* SexySoakedShirt:
** The infamous "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" music video.
** The alternate music video for "Drowning".

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* SexySoakedShirt:
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SexySoakedShirt: The infamous "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" music video.
** The
video. While "Drowning" has an alternate music video for "Drowning".that also features the Boys in the rain, it's more PlayedForDrama than the fanservice of "Quit Playing Games".



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Kevin's appeal. He stands 6'1.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Kevin's appeal. He stands 6'1.6'1... Merely one inch taller than Nick.
25th Dec '15 12:49:53 PM PerfumePreppy
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* BreakupSong:
** "Quit Playing Games With My Heart" is a "You're cheating on Me so we're done" type.
** "I'll Never Break Your Heart" and "All I Have to Give" are "Attempting To Convince Someone To Breakup With Their Partner " type.
** "Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete" and "I Still" are "Please Don't Go/I want you back/I wish we were still in love" type.

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* BreakupSong:
**
BreakupSong: "Quit Playing Games With (With My Heart" Heart)" is a "You're cheating on Me on/lying to me so we're done" type.
** "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
type, and "All I Have to Give" are "Attempting To Convince Someone To Breakup With Their Partner " type.
**
"Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete" and "Incomplete", "I Still" are and "Inconsolable" all qualify as the "Please Don't Go/I don't go/I want you back/I wish we were still in love" type.
20th Dec '15 6:16:26 PM nirao01
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "If you want it to be good girl, get yourself a bad boy".

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: AllGirlsWantBadBoys:
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"If you want it to be good girl, get yourself a bad boy".



* BreakupSong:
** "Quit Playing Games With My Heart" is a "You're cheating on Me so we're done" type.
** "I'll Never Break Your Heart" and "All I Have to Give" are "Attempting To Convince Someone To Breakup With Their Partner " type.
** "Shape of My Heart", "Incomplete" and "I Still" are "Please Don't Go/I want you back/I wish we were still in love" type.



* {{Crossover}}: With WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}.



* CoolShades: AJ is mostly seen wearing these. In some music videos, (specifically "The Call") he's even wearing his SunglassesAtNight.
* {{Crossover}}: With WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}.
* DeadToBeginWith: Brian in the "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" music video.



* DramaticWind:
** Brian's segments in the "Larger Than Life" music video applies the RuleOfCool version of this.
** [[RuleOfDrama The drama is played straight]] in the "Incomplete" music video.



* ExtyYearsFromNow: The music video for "Larger Than Life" is set at New Years'e Eve 2999, a full [[IncrediblyLamePun millennium]] around the time the single was released.



* FunnyForeigner: The boys themselves in the "Bigger" music video, with it being shot in Japan and all.



* GriefSong: "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely". It was supposedly dedicated to Dorough's dead older sister, and the video shows images and references to her and other lost loved ones of the band members, including Kevin's father, a girlfriend of AJ's who was killed by a drunk driver, and former producer Denniz [=PoP=], who passed away in 1998.

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* GriefSong: GriefSong:
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"Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely". It was supposedly dedicated to Dorough's dead older sister, and the video shows images and references to her and other lost loved ones of the band members, including Kevin's father, a girlfriend of AJ's who was killed by a drunk driver, and former producer Denniz [=PoP=], who passed away in 1998.



* HumanPopsicle: The music video for "Larger Than Life" begins with the group being unfrozen at [[ExtyYearsFromNow New Years'e Eve 2999]].



* MonsterMash: In the "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" video. And thanks to that, the song became a popular choice to play at Halloween parties.
** The monsters in question seem to be {{Dracula}} (Howie), a Mummy (Nick), a Werewolf (Brian), Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde (Kevin), and [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera the Phantom]] (AJ).

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* ManInWhite: The boys in the cover of "Millennium". Also during the dancing sequence of "I Want It That Way".
* ManlyTears: AJ in the music video for "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely".
* {{Meido}}: : A number of them in the "Bigger" music video, with it being shot on a CosplayCafe in Japan and all.
* MonsterMash: In the "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" video. And thanks to that, the song became a popular choice to play at Halloween parties.
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parties. The monsters in question seem to be {{Dracula}} are Literature/{{Dracula}} (Howie), a Mummy (Nick), a Werewolf (Brian), Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde (Kevin), and [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera the Phantom]] (AJ).(AJ).
* NiceHat: AJ is mostly seen wearing fedoras or skull caps.
* NinetiesHair: Nick (in)famously sports them at the start of the group's career.



* RescueRomance: In the music video for "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely", Nick and his estranged lover got back together after he rescued her from being ran over by a bus.



* SceneryPorn: Most of their music videos highlight the place where it was shot at.



* SelfDeprecation: Nick (and Jordan Knight of NewKidsOnTheBlock) re-enact some of their old [[http://buzzfeedrewind.tumblr.com/post/84438917703/nick-carter-and-jordan-knight-reenact-their photoshoots.]]

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* SelfDeprecation: Nick (and Jordan Knight of NewKidsOnTheBlock) Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock) re-enact some of their old [[http://buzzfeedrewind.tumblr.com/post/84438917703/nick-carter-and-jordan-knight-reenact-their photoshoots.]]]]
* SexySoakedShirt:
** The infamous "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" music video.
** The alternate music video for "Drowning".



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Kevin's appeal. He stands 6'1.



* TheMovie: In 2015, their documentary ''Show 'Em What You're Made Of'' was released, chroncling the 20+ years they've spent together as a band since 1993 as well as the development process of the ''In a World Like This'' album.

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* TheMovie: In 2015, their documentary ''Show 'Em What You're Made Of'' was released, chroncling chronicling the 20+ years they've spent together as a band since 1993 as well as the development process of the ''In a World Like This'' album.


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* WomanScorned: The music video of "The Call" shows the group being stalked by a woman. Whether or not she's a StalkerWithACrush is never revealed.
13th Dec '15 11:17:36 AM PerfumePreppy
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