Guest Post: Backstreet Boys’ Silver Anniversary: A Fan’s Top 25 BSB faves
Can you believe it? The Backstreet Boys have achieved a milestone to celebrate a whopping Silver Anniversary in an industry where it is to make it. As a fan, we all have favorite choices on the music that Backstreet Boys have, not only been known for, but catapulted their careers to the greatest heights. In no particular order, here are my top 25 fave of all favorites.
“I know that you are the one for me…………you are the one I need”
LET’S HAVE A PARTY
“Let’s stop playin’ games girl, come and dance with me, girl I must be dreamin’……….
don’t be no Cinderella and go poof after midnight”
“Tell me why you would turn away from my love……….”
QUIT PLAYING GAMES
“I should have known from the start….I live my life the way to keep you comin’ back to me”
JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU
“stars to the night and daytime is to light……….shoodoowop”
AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME
“I’ve tried to hide it so that no one knows but I guess it shows”
“Time, it goes on and on everyday…………Time is what it is, come what may”
“Cover me with dreams”
“Am I original? Am I the only one? Am I sexual?”
“It tears me apart so no matter how long it takes, I’ll wait for you”
MORE THAN THAT
“Don’t give loneliness a chance”
SHAPE OF MY HEART
“I don’t know where to start but to show you the shape of my heart”
“Every time you leave, I”m inconsolable”
“Some love is not really love at all……….I keep everything and share it with you”
LIFT ME UP
“You are my favorite sound”
ALL YOUR LIFE YOU NEED LOVE
“Can I be your man, let’s be lovers”
THIS IS US
“I don’t blame you for being scared……….open up to me, love will set you free
Would you let your past go, I”ll take it slow “cause there’s no need to rush.”
SAFEST PLACE TO HIDE
“When the storm is raging outside..
You see colors no one else can see and every breath you hear is a symphony,
You understand me like nobody can”
“I want to say just for the record that you still got my heart and my soul”
“Without your lips on mine, no the sun doesn’t shine, music that sings to me”
“It’s true, I mean it from the bottom of my heart, without you I would fall apart”
“You don’t have to hide your scars……….if your heart is getting colder”
BACK TO YOUR HEART
“If I wasn’t such a fool, right now I’d be holding you, I don’t know how it got so crazy
Cuz your love is so amazing, let me prove my love is real
Give me one more chance to give you my love
What can I do”
CRAWLING BACK TO YOU
“I was running from the truth if you can see these tears I’m crying”
I WANT IT THAT WAY
“But we are two worlds apart, I can’t reach to your heart…..no matter the distance”
Runners Up: Majority of which compasses songs I loved until it brought painful memories. I”d like to give credit to it but then, come to think of it, they end up on the lowest likes. Life sucks at times and me, I am a sucker for these love songs.
I’LL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
I mean, come on! If a guy says that: “Never,” You’ve got to be kidding! At one point in a relationship or many points, heartache is bound to happen and it is when you rush through the current tides of life, that you know your love made it through the rain.
BSB has got to bring their game on when it comes to bringing life to this love ballad. Still, I await the time when they will perform this live with that voice we all drool over with. Maybe the boys have forgotten? Remember when they all did the lyrics game and even the boys themselves could not remember a darn thing! What real and true devoted fan has not memorized that one-liner? Me too! I have memory gap as well.
“When I asked you out, you said no but I found out……….”
ANYWHERE FOR YOU
Baloney! Who would dare go to the far ends of the Earth just for that one kiss?
But still, when you have found that special someone who does that, isn’t that a tear -jerker? But then, learn to differentiate between an admirer and a stalker!
“But I knew the very minute, I couldn’t live my life without you in it, I know it’s you”
I would rather not want to know the story of this song. I surely do not like talking about it.
“I don’t want to make you face this world alone”