Musical Ladders

Backstreet Boys - Backstreet’s Back (Everybody)

Posted by: Lilo Lale on: September 3, 2007


The other night I was watching the VMA Flashback on MTV Hits when this video came on. I’m not ashamed. I was a Backstreet Boys fan in my teen years. Not a HUGE one. Just a big one.. I was young..

The things I couldn’t believe about this video:
1. This video is over 10 years old.
2. I used to play this song out.
3. This video is over 10 yeard old (has it really been that long??).

This video is like a comical version of Thriller. I mean it has the “scary” plot and dancing. The big difference is Michael Jackson was serious in Thriller. These boys are just having fun and looking silly while doing so.

The video starts with the guys tour bus breaking down and the driver leaving them at a creepy mansion. Wow, look how young they are. Time goes by fast. Apparently it goes by fast in the video too because next thing you know they’re all in bed and weird stuff begins to happen.

Weird Event #1 - Dance, Dance
What would a boy band video be without dancing? There is a lot of dancing in the video. They do some jazzed up version of ballroom dancing and moves from Thriller. Surely, this wouldn’t be legal on Dancing with the Stars now would it?

Weird Event #2 - They Morph
Each Backstreet Boy changes into something else. Brian is a well dressed werewolf. Nick is a mummy. Howie is a vampire. AJ is a phantom, and Kevin is some weird half chameleon lookin’ thing. Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde maybe? Something must be in the water.

Weird Event #3 - Do My Eyes Deceive Me?
At 3:48, Howie makes a little lewd gesture. After Nick sings “Am I sexual?”, Howie strokes his cane almost appearing to give it a hand job. I never noticed that before. It probably was an innocent gesture, but it’s still funny. The timing couldn’t be better. Nice!

Weird Event #4 - Random Girl
No video would be complete without the random “it” girl. You know that girl that all the guys want in the video. She’s “the one”. The one in this video seems a little out of place. It’s like she doesn’t know what’s going on. She actually looks kind of sleepy throughout the whole thing. I guess Howie has her under his spell as he sinks his teeth into her.

I’ll stop there with the weird events. The truth is I could go on and on, but it’s all pretty obvious.

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