The number one song on the fan voted Top 20 Backstreet Boys songs of all time shouldn’t come as a surprise. The surprise is that “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” almost tied with it, but lost by two votes. Two votes, people.

The number one song is “I Want It That Way,” the boys’ signature song. “I Want It That Way” was written by Andreas Carlsson and Max Martin.

“I Want It That Way” was the first single off of “Millennium,” but it almost wasn’t. “Larger Than Life,” the album’s second single, was originally supposed to be released first, but after the boys heard the final version of “I Want It That Way” and decided they wanted to go a more mature route. Jive Records had to be convinced.

To see the entire list so far, click hereNote: The Backstreet Boys Top 20 songs will countdown once a day until Christmas with songs that fans who voted here at Boys On The Block consider their favorites.

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The song that came in at number two on the Top 20 Favorite Backstreet Boys songs of all time, as voted on by fans, almost came in at number one. It was beat out by two votes from the song that came in at number one (that pretty much everybody can guess what it is now).

“Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” is not only the name of the guy’s last single from “In A World Like This,” but it’s also the title of their upcoming documentary. The song was written by Kevin Richardson and AJ McLean, along with Morgan Taylor Reid and Mika Guillory.

Richardson got the idea for the title of the song from some words of wisdom that his late father would tell him.

My dad right before I was getting ready to go to football practice, he would say, ‘Show ‘em what you’re made of bud!’ That’s kind of how that song got inspired.Another inspiration for A.J. and I writing this song was our children. The innocence and wonder in their eyes is so precious. I want them to keep it forever and I want to rediscover it within myself. No limits, no fear.

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The song that comes in at number three on the top 20 Backstreet Boys songs of all time, as voted on as fans, is the lead single from their album “Black and Blue” – “Shape of My Heart.”

The song was written by Max Martin, Rami Yacoub and Lisa Miskovsky.

“Shape of My Heart” debuted at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while reaching number-one on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart. It broke the Backstreet Boys’ own record at the time on MTV’s TRL for the longest run at number one for a music video.

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Now that we’re into the Top 5 Backstreet Boys songs voted on by fans, let’s take a moment to think about the next four songs. These are the four songs that Backstreet Boys fans love the most.

The song that was voted into the number four spot is “Drowning,” the one original song that was released on the group’s 2001 greatest hits package, “Chapter One: The Hits.” This was their last release before a two-year hiatus from 2002-2004

“Drowning” was written by Andreas Carlsson, Rami Yacoub and Linda Thompson. Linda Thompson is better known as the former girlfriend of Elvis Presley and mother of Brandon and Brody Jenner (she later married Bruce Jenner and then songwriter/producer David Foster).

The song was marketed to country radio stations and even played a few times on CMT (Country Music Television). There were also two country remixes of the song that found their way to the internet, also.

The video for the song was shot twice, with the original version turning out badly with horrible CGI effects. The second version of the video was shot by Nigel Dick, who directed their previous videos “As Long As You Love Me” and “All I Have To Give.”

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The song that comes in at No. 5 on the Top 20 favorite Backstreet Boys songs is the first single from their album “Never Gone,” called “Incomplete.”

The song was written by Dan Muckala, Lindy Robbins, and Jess Cates. Macukala, who is known for his other work with the band and Nick Carter, also has written songs for Garth Brooks, LeAnn Rimes and Amy Grant.

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The number six song that was voted on in the Backstreet Boys Top 20 favorite songs ever is “As Long As You Love Me.” The song was the second single on both the boys’ debut U.S. album and their second international album.

“As Long As You Love Me” was written solely by Max Martin.

According to Wikipedia, the song is their biggest selling single in the UK and the 13th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 430,000 copies. In the US, although it was never released as a commercial single, it became an MTV staple and a radio airplay hit, spending 56 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, with a peak of #4.

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The seventh song on the Top 20 Backstreet Boys songs, voted on by fans, is none other than the third single from “Millennium,” – “Show Me The Meaning (Of Being Lonely).”

“Show Me The Meaning (Of Being Lonely)” was written by Max Martin and Herbie Crichlow.

The music video was released on New Year’s Eve in 1999, making it the last music video to be released in the century.

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The eighth song on the Top 20 Backstreet Boys favorite songs, as voted on by fans, is probably their other signature song, besides “I Want It That Way.”

“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” is the first single from the Backstreet Boys’ second international album “Backstreet’s Back” in 1997, and the fourth single from their debut US album in 1998. The US debut was originally released without the song, which references the band’s return via their second international album. However, once it was decided to release the single in the US, the album was re-released with “Everybody” included.

The song was written by Dennis PoP and Max Martin.

The group won a MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment with their appearance in the 2013 Seth Rogen movie, “This Is The End.”

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The ninth song on the Backstreet Boys’ Top 20 favorite songs of all time is the title song from the guy’s eighth studio album, “In A World Like This.”

The song was written by Kristian Lundin, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha and was recorded in March 2013. The song was released to radio and to download on June 25, 2013 and the album was released a month later.

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We have finally hit the Top 10!

The song that comes in at No. 10 on the Backstreet Boys Top 20 favorite songs of all time is the last single from their U.S. debut album, “All I Have To Give.”

The song was written by Full Force and produced by the group. The song went on to become the No. 29th most popular song of 1999 and the video won a 1999 Teen Choice Award for favorite video.

The single contained snippets of songs from the boy’s upcoming album, “Millennium.”

We all have heard this song, so I won’t put a video of the song below. Instead, let’s remind ourselves how amazingly awkward and great the Conversational Mix was.


The No. 11 song on the Top 20 Backstreet Boys songs of all time, as voted on by fans, is “The Call.” It was released in February 2001 as the second single from their album Black & Blue. The Neptunes Remix was featured as a track on the 2001 compilation album Now That’s What I Call Music! 7 (U.S. series).

The song was Max Martin, Rami Yacoub and the remix was produced by Pharrell Williams, who was a part of the Neptunes at the time.

AJ McLean later admitted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in an episode discussing his recovery from depression and drug and alcohol abuse, that he tried cocaine for the first time on the set of this video, according to Wikipedia.

 

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The No. 12 song on the Backstreet Boys Top 20 songs of all time list is one that was never a single, but apparently has been very popular among fans – “Siberia.”

The song was written by Alexandra Talomaa, Max Martin and Rami Yacoub and was a cut off the group’s album, “Never Gone.”

Throughout the “This Is Us” and “NKOTBSB” tour, “Siberia” was often performed during soundcheck.

It was also voted on by fans on the 2014 Backstreet Boys cruise as one of fans’ favorites and the boys performed it. Check out Hannah’s video below.

To see the entire list so far, click hereNote: The Backstreet Boys Top 20 songs will countdown once a day until Christmas with songs that fans who voted here at Boys On The Block consider their favorites.