Top 10 Best Backstreet Boys Songs

What makes a Backstreet Boys song the best? Is it the catchy melodies that stick in your head for days? The heartfelt lyrics that speak to your soul? The tight harmonies that give you chills? Maybe it's a combination of all of these things.

For over two decades, the Backstreet Boys have been cranking out hits that have soundtracked our lives, from the sweet serenades of the 90s to the dance-floor anthems of the 2000s. They've serenaded us with tales of love and loss, made us want to get up and dance, and even inspired a few tears along the way.
The Top Ten
1 Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely

What an incredible song! Thank you, Backstreet Boys, for singing something so beautiful. Keep it up.

One of the few lists I've seen where I've agreed with the top song unconditionally. The Backstreet Boys had two sides to them: the well-known, fun, dancing boy band side and the deep, emotionally resonant side. This song represents the depth of the band and features their most fantastic lyrics. It's an epic song altogether.

I believe this is the best song ever. The first time I heard this song, I was only 10 and didn't even know the meaning of the song but still liked it. Even today, after 10 years, I'm still listening to this incredible song. It's very close to my heart.

2 I Want It that Way

This is, without a doubt, the trademark song of the Backstreet Boys. The band gained popularity like never before because of this song. It is also considered one of the best songs of the '90s, according to WatchMojo's list of top 10 songs of the decade.

This song topped the charts in many countries for an extended period and received numerous platinum awards. Half of the people who voted for Show Me the Meaning don't even know the band from their '90s era. I'm not against Show Me the Meaning, but if you were listening to the band in the '90s, you would definitely know that their best song during that time was this one.

3 As Long as You Love Me

This song has been my jam since I was a little girl. It's the first song I ever listened to by them. My mom is a huge fan, and so am I. When we listen to their songs (especially this one), we get so excited, it's as if we're at one of their concerts.

This is definitely their best song. I have no idea how Show Me the Meaning got so many votes. This is their most memorable and catchiest song.

Years ago, this was the first Backstreet Boys song that compelled me to memorize the lyrics. Even today, I can still sing it just fine. It may not be their number one song, but when I think of the Backstreet Boys, this is the first song that comes to mind.

4 Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Wow, the song is great, and so is the video. The song has a very beautiful tone to it. They have other songs that are my favorites, but this one is a spirit-lifter in many ways.

This song led me to understand that girls can play games with us, so we must be careful and ask them to stop playing games with boys.

Hey, guys! This is a song I never get bored of. It has both an awesome tune and great vocals by the singers. It should have been in the top 3 of the list!

5 Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

I'm sorry, but WHAT?! I bet that when everybody wants a song to dance to, they pick "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)!" Take a look at this example: (Me) "What song should I pick for the party?" (Friend) "I don't know, maybe - " (Both of us) "BACKSTREET'S BACK!" And then we dance to it. It better be number one soon.

We just discovered an amazing song, and we love it! My friend and I just downloaded it, and it has been stuck in our heads for a while. I really love this band. Unfortunately, we weren't born at that time and couldn't enjoy their concerts, even though we live in Pamplona.

6 Incomplete

This is the best song I have ever heard, and it's also the best song for broken hearts. Thank you so much, Backstreet Boys, for this song. I would request all the fans of the Backstreet Boys to elevate this song to rank one. Hats off to the Backstreet Boys.

You know what? Whenever I upload this song on my Facebook profile, it gets at least 50 likes and 10-15 shares. I listen to this song at least five times a day!

The pain in the words and the music is blatantly obvious. I can't help but sing along whenever I hear it. The lyrics are lovely.

The best part of the song is the refrain:
"I tried, to go on like I never knew you.
I'm awake, but my world is half asleep.
I pray, for this heart to be unbroken.
But without you all I'm going to be is incomplete."
Hats off. I love this song. The Backstreet Boys rock.

7 Larger Than Life

The song "Larger Than Life" was performed by the American boy band Backstreet Boys. It was recorded in 1999 and released on their album "Millennium."

For those who know, this song is about the relationship between the fans and the band. What can you say about "Larger Than Life"? It's energetic, fantastic, and incredible, which makes us feel larger than life! One more thing: this song could be used as an official soundtrack in action movies, action-comedy movies, animated movies, and more.

This is the best Backstreet Boys song ever, and I will vote for it to be number one.

8 All I Have to Give

The BEST! One of their greatest songs ever. I sometimes cry when I hear it because it reminds me of the times when people sang to express real feelings, not just random thoughts. I listened to it over and over again today.

This is one of their best songs! I just love this line from the song: Everything I have is for you. Keep it up, boys, you all rock! And I just love Kevin and Howie!

My all-time favorite Backstreet Boys song. It has such a sweet meaning to it, and the harmonizing is amazing.

9 Shape of My Heart

I started listening to the Backstreet Boys when I was two years old, I promise. I have home videos of me singing different songs, and by the time I was about three, I had memorized Shape of My Heart. This song is so memorable for me and will always bring back good memories of my childhood. Vote up!

Amazing song. When you listen to it, it gives you goosebumps. Nick really is awesome in this one. I really wonder why it's ranked tenth because, honestly, it is easily their best song. The chorus is so epic and meaningful. It's a lovely song, truly.

10 Inconsolable

I think people have gone mad! Inconsolable should be part of the top 3, at least. I feel it is the best song by the Backstreet Boys. It's such an awesome song.

Guys, listen to it. This is an amazing song and, yes, it's very underrated. This should be in the top 10, at least! In my opinion, it's one of the best songs from the Backstreet Boys.

Are you crazy?! This is the best song. Yes, it really is. Try listening to it. I am talking to you, new fan of the Backstreet Boys! I cannot believe it's only number 12. I think it's way better than "Everybody." Although, I must say, all Backstreet Boys songs are great.

The Contenders
11 Drowning

This is my favorite song! It will be played at my wedding. It's truly a beautiful song and can never be overplayed. I saw them perform this song in concert, and the emotion they showed behind it was outstanding!

Even my mom loves this song. The only thing that would make it better is if the Backstreet Boys sang it to me.

This one is really good. It should be the first one on the list. There's no one better than the Backstreet Boys. They're really the best!

Magic song, the perfect pop ballad. It would definitely be in my top 5 for this group. In my opinion, Brian's best track as the lead singer. His voice gives me chills on this one.

12 The Call

I can't believe this song is number 16. It should be at the top and is absolutely their best song ever. I love the beat of this song. Come on, guys, vote for this!

I love this entire song and sing it, word for word, every single time it comes on when I'm listening to my Black and Blue CD. I think it should be much higher on the list!

I think this song should be number one. It's the best song ever sung by the Backstreet Boys, with beautiful lyrics. People should just vote for this song. The Black and Blue album is just wonderful.

13 In a World Like This

I believe this song is way down the list because most "fans" stopped listening to the Backstreet Boys by 2002. This is definitely one of their best songs. They were older when this came out, but their brilliance never faded.

This is the best song of 2013. The Backstreet Boys rock. They are 1,000 times better than One Direction.

Great comeback by the Backstreet Boys in 2013 with this mesmerizing song that can brighten anyone's face.

14 Get Down (You're The One For Me)

Sexy song with suggestive lyrics. The video could have been made better, though.

Hi, my name is Erin, and I like this song. I love Get Down (You're The One For Me) by the Backstreet Boys.

I LOVE the moment when T says, A.J., hit it, and A.J. raps in this song. Love, Amanda Hemstreet.

15 The One

This song made me cry the first five times I heard it. It's my comfort song and always makes me feel safe and happy.

It's a fresh, dynamic, and romantic song. The video and music generate good emotion. It's one of the best from the Backstreet Boys.

This is definitely one of my favorite BB songs! The beats in the song show the joyful side of BB, while the lyrics emit their magical touch.

16 If You Want It to Be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)

It's fun, has suggestive lyrics, and has a great beat. It should at least be in the top 15.

I know A.J. McLean is the bad boy of the group. Love, Amanda Hemstreet.

17 We've Got It Goin' On

What!? How is this in 17th place!? This was one of their first-ever songs and is still easily one of their best. It should be in the top 10!

I guess A.J. McLean was a bit of a rapper back then and was really good at pool. He said he's played it ever since he was six years old. Love, Amanda Hemstreet.

18 Something That I Already Know

Very beautiful lyrics. It's like a story compiled in a song. Somehow, the beat and the melody are quite addictive. Sometimes I find myself listening to it and singing it over and over again.

A beautiful song with good lyrics. It's the best song on their album "Unbreakable" and deserves to be in the top ten.

Awesome song! This should be in the top 10.

19 The Answer to Our Life

No votes at all. This list is terrible. The best of the Backstreet Boys is at No. 72. I can't believe it.

Amazing music and amazing lyrics. It deserves to be in the top 10. Guys, listen to it carefully.

This really deserves to be at the top. It's the best of all.

20 Just Want You to Know

I didn't know the Backstreet Boys did rock. It's interesting, and this song is surprisingly good. The beat is awesome. Get this in the top 10, everyone!

This song should be in the top 5. It's just an awesome song. I just want you to know that it's one of their best songs.

This list is terrible. The song should be in the top 10, if not the top 5. Another underrated song is We've Got It Goin' On, which is currently 27th. *facepalm*

21 Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon

Gosh, it has a great tune and lyrics. I can't stop listening!

Best song ever. Should be in the top 7.

22 The Perfect Fan

This is seriously one of their best songs and deserves to move up the list! "Because Mom, you'll always be the perfect fan." Amazing lyrics, amazing song. Just listen to it once, and you'll fall in love with it.

Beautiful song! I will dance with my son at his wedding in one month. I hope I will get through the dance without sobbing.

Amazing song! Should be in the top ten list!

23 Soldier

Why is this at the bottom? This is the best song of the Backstreet Boys.

Mixed metaphors, but I like the sentiment of a guy helping his girl through tough times.

I remember in the movie, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell argued over this song. Love Amanda Hemstreet.

24 Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Great song. After a long time, they got their original style back with a new mix. Loved it.

25 I'll Never Break Your Heart

It's a great chord and voice combination! One of the best ballads of all time!

So great, with an amazing polyphonic part at the end!

This song is so good. It should be number one for sure!

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