2. “As Long As You Love Me”
“Appeal To Wide Range of Fans” is included on a boy band’s list of expected duties, and BSB ensured that their second single off 1997 U.S. debut would do just that. By calling out all the distinct characteristics or cultural classes they don’t seem to care about, the boys are only opening themselves up to be loved by a larger group. Well played.
1. “I Want It That Way”
It doesn’t take weeks of phoning Carson Daly to know that this the 1999 monster smash is the quintessential modern pop ballad, propelling the genre and the state of the boy band into the 21st century. There’s call and response, human emotion, and allusions to fire even Charli XCX can’t resist.
So everybody…what’s your favorite BSB track?