I had the hardest time coming up with a song I truly truly despise. My conclusion: if I hate a song, I don’t have it/ won’t listen to it/ avoid it and therefore forget all about its existence. That is why I went with a song that I absolutely detest, not because I hated it in the first place, but because I’ve heard it so many times that I really can’t be bothered hearing it anymore. And that song would be: Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way.
Now, it’s no secret that I’ve been a Backstreet Boys’ fan since I was 11 years old and that I still sort of like them. However, I dislike this song more than I can possibly explain. I simply heard it too much. That song was everywhere back in 1999 and I was exhilarated when it was released to radio. I remember taping it from the radio the first time it played and playing it continuously until the album was released. It was the only thing I listened to for over a month (I was 14 people…).
Needless to say, what happened to this song was overkill: I played it continuously, it was on the radio. all over the music video stations and to this day, BSB still does this song at gigs. That’s the ONLY time I still voluntarily listen to this song. Whenever it comes on my playlist (I don’t even think it’s in there anymore), I skip it and whenever I feel nostalgic and listen to some old BSB songs, IWITW is definitely NOT one of them.