Larger Than Life
Huh Yeah, ha, ha, ha, ha Ha, ha, ha, ha I may run and hide When you're screamin' my name, alright But let me tell you now There are prices to fame, alright All of our time spent in flashes of light [Chorus:] All you people can't you see, can't you see How your love's affecting our reality Every time we're down You can make it right And that makes you larger than life Looking at the crowd And I see your body sway, c'mon Wishin' I could thank you in a different way, c'mon Cuz all of your time spent keeps us alive [Chorus] All of your time spent keeps us alive [Chorus] Yeah, every time we're down Yeah, you can make it right Yeah, and that's what makes you larger than life [Chorus]
I Want It That Way
Yeah [Brian:] You are my fire The one desire Believe when I say I want it that way [Nick:] But we are two worlds apart Can't reach to your heart When you say That I want it that way [Chorus:] Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a heartache Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a mistake Tell me why I never wanna hear you say I want it that way [AJ:] Am I your fire Your one desire Yes I know it's too late But I want it that way [Chorus:] Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a heartache Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a mistake Tell me why I never wanna hear you say I want it that way [Kevin:] Now I can see that we're falling apart From the way that it used to be, yeah No matter the distance I want you to know That deep down inside of me... [Howie:] You are my fire The one desire You are You are, you are, you are Don't wanna hear you say Ain't nothin' but a heartache Ain't nothin' but a mistake (don't wanna hear you say) I never wanna hear you say (oh, yeah) I want it that way Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a heartache Tell me why Ain't nothin but a mistake Tell me why I never wanna hear you say (don't wanna hear you say) I want it that way Tell me why Ain't nothin' but a heartache Ain't nothin' but a mistake Tell me why I never wanna hear you say (never wanna hear you say) I want it that way 'Cause I want it that way
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
Show me the meaning of being lonely So many words for the broken heart It's hard to see in a crimson love So hard to breathe Walk with me, and maybe Nights of light so soon become Wild and free I could feel the sun Your every wish will be done They tell me [Chorus:] Show me the meaning of being lonely Is this the feeling I need to walk with? Tell me why I can't be there where you are There's something missing in my heart Life goes on as it never ends Eyes of stone observe the trends They never say forever gaze if only Guilty roads to an endless love (endless love) There's no control Are you with me now? Your every wish will be done They tell me [Chorus] There's nowhere to run I have no place to go Surrender my heart, body, and soul How can it be You're asking me To feel the things you never show? You are missing in my heart Tell me why can't I be there where you are? [Chorus 2x]
It’s Gotta Be You
Baby it's the way you make me Kinda get me go crazy Never wanna stop It's gotta be you (uh huh, uh huh) I can't control it anymore I've never felt like this before Mmm, you really make me lose my head My hungry heart must be fed (uh huh, uh huh) Baby it's the way you make me Kinda get me go crazy Never wanna stop [Chorus:] It's gotta be you (uh huh, uh huh) All the way It's gotta be you (uh huh, uh huh) Everyday I promise you I will be true, yeah It's only you Now I know why I was born You feel my feelings one by one Can't see the world I'm walking through Cuz baby I see only you, oh yeah Baby it's the way you make me Kinda get me go crazy Never wanna stop [Chorus] Baby it's the way you make me Kinda get me go crazy Never wanna stop And you know I can't see the world I'm walking through Cuz of you, yeah... It's gotta be you, all the way All that I ever wanted It's gotta be you, I will be true, yeah It's only you [Chorus]
I Need You Tonight
Open up your heart to me And say what's on your mind, oh yes I know that we have been through so much pain But I still need you in my life this time And I need you tonight I need you right now I know deep within my heart It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right I really need you tonight I figured out what to say to you But sometimes the words they, they come out so wrong, always they do And I know in time that you will understand That what we have is so right this time And I need you tonight I need you right now I know deep within my heart It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right All those endless times we tried to make it last forever more And baby I know I need you I know deep within my heart It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right I really need you, oh I need you tonight (I need you, oh I need you baby) I need you right now (It's gotta be this, it's gotta be this) I know deep within my heart No, it doesn't matter if it's wrong or it's right All I know is baby I really need you tonight
Don’t Want You Back
Don't, don't want you back You hit me faster than a shark attack You saw my picture on the Backstreet's Back, alright And you were more than just a pretty face But how you fooled me, I'm still amazed babe But I should have known that I would be Another victim of your sexuality But now we're done and over with Don't, don't want you back [Chorus:] Don't want you back Cuz you're no good for me, I know That's all I can say Don't want you back Forgive my honesty but you gotta go I don't want you back You started going out with so-called friends But I was blind and so I lost all common sense But there were things that made me realize, realize Like all the hundred no, thousand lies [Chorus] Baby, don't bother telling me your reasons why Just let us sing this story 'bout you and I Don't want you back That's all I know (don't want you back, don't want you back) All I can say Don't want you back You know you gotta go [Chorus (2x)]
Don’t Wanna Lose You Now
I never thought that I would lose my mind That I could control this Never thought that I'd be left behind That I was stronger than you, baby Girl if only I knew what I've done You know, so why don't you tell me And I, I would bring down the moon and the sun To show how much I care [Chorus:] Don't wanna lose you now Baby I know we can win this Don't wanna lose you now No no, or ever again I've got this feeling you're not gonna stay It's burning within me The fear of losing Of slipping away It keeps getting closer, baby Whatever reason to live that I've had My place was always beside you And I wish that I didn't need you so bad Your face just won't go away [Chorus] I never thought that I would lose my mind That I could control this Never thought that I'd be left behind That I was stronger than you Don't wanna lose to loneliness Girl I know we can win Don't wanna lose to emptiness, oh no Never again [Chorus]
I'll be the one I guess you were lost when I met you Still there were tears in your eyes So out of trust and I knew No more than mysteries and lies There you are, wild and free Reachin' out like you needed me A helping hand to make it right I am holding you all through the night [Chorus:] I'll be the one (I'll be the one) Who will make all your sorrows undone I'll be the light (I'll be the light) When you feel like there's nowhere to run I'll be the one To hold you and make sure that you'll be alright 'Cause my faith is gone And I want to take you from darkness to light There you are, wild and free Reachin' out like you needed me A helping hand to make it right I am holding you all through the night [Chorus] To hold you, and make sure that you'll be alright You need me like I need you We can share our dreams comin' true I can show you what true love means Just take me hand, baby please... I'll be the one I'll be the light Where you can run To make it alright I'll be the one I'll be the light Where you can run [Chorus] I'll be the one I'll be the light Where you can run To make it alright I'll be the one I'll be the light Where you can run To make it alright I'll be the one To hold you, and make sure that you'll be alright I'll be the one
Back to Your Heart
It's not that I can't live without you It's just that I don't even want to try Every night I dream about you Ever since the day we said goodbye If I wasn't such a fool Right now I'd be holding you There's nothin' that I wouldn't do Baby if I only knew [Chorus:] The words to say The road to take To find a way back to your heart What can I do To get to you And find a way back to your heart I don't know how it got so crazy But I'll do anything to set things right Cuz your love is so amazing Baby you're the best thing in my life Let me prove my love is real And made you feel the way I feel I promise I would give the world If only you would tell me girl [Chorus] Give me one more chance, to give my love to you Cuz no one on this earth loves you like I do Tell me... [Chorus] I turn back time To make you mine And find a way back to your heart I beg and plead Fall to my knees To find a way back to your heart
Here we are In the arms of one another And we still go on searching for each other Knowing that hate is wrong And love is right For us tonight When I look into your Spanish eyes I know the reason why I am alive And the world is so beautiful tonight [Chorus:] It's a place I've never been And it comes from deep within And it's telling me That I'm about to win first prize Knowing all I have to do Is reach out my hand to you Anytime I want to look into your Spanish eyes Let it be if we're nothing more than dreamers Who believe that we see no one between us How can they be in my heart And in my mind When all I can find When I look into your Spanish eyes I know the reason why I am alive And the world is so beautiful tonight [Chorus] I loved you from a distance Thought I couldn't reach that far I can't believe how close that we are When I look into your Spanish eyes And the world is so beautiful tonight [Chorus]
No One Else Comes Close
When we turn out the lights The two of us alone together Something's just not right But girl you know that I would never Ever let another's touch, come between the two of us Cuz no one else will ever take your place [Chorus:] No one else comes close to you No one makes me feel the way you do You're so special girl to me And you'll always be eternally Every time I hold you near You always say the words I love to hear Girl with just a touch you can do so much No one else comes close And when I wake up to The touch of your head on my shoulder You're my dream come true, oh yeah Girl you know I'll always treasure Every kiss and everyday I'll love you girl in every way And I always will, cuz in my eyes [Chorus]
The Perfect Fan
It takes a lot to know what is love It's not the big things, but the little things That can mean enough A lot of prayers to get me through And there is never a day that passes by I don't think of you You were always there for me Pushing me and guiding me Always to succeed [Chorus:] You showed me When I was young just how to grow You showed me Everything that I should know You showed me Just how to walk without your hands Cuz mom you always were The perfect fan God has been so good Blessing me with a family Who did all they could And I've had many years of grace And it flatters me when I see a smile on your face I wanna thank you for what you've done In hopes I can give back to you And be the perfect son [Chorus] You showed me how to love You showed me how to care And you showed me that you would always be there I wanna thank you for that time And I'm proud to say you're mine [Chorus] Cuz mom you always were, Mom you always were Mom you always were, You know you always were Cuz mom you always were... the perfect fan I love you Mom
It was a highly anticipated follow-up to both their United States debut album, and their second internationally released CD. It was their first record to be released in both the U.S. and internationally in the same form, at the same time. In the United States, it holds the record for most shipments in one year, with 11 million in 1999. It was nominated for five Grammy Awards and spawned four Top 40 singles, including the single "I Want It That Way." Three of the singles, "I Want It That Way", "Larger Than Life" and "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely", became some of their most successful and remembered hits of all time, with "I Want It That Way" becoming their biggest hit to date. It has since become one of the best selling albums of all time.
Preceded by the worldwide hit single "I Want It That Way", anticipation for Millennium was high. On May 18, 1999, the day of the album's release, the Backstreet Boys made a heavily-publicized appearance on MTV's Total Request Live. Over 5,000 fans showed to catch a glimpse of the group, prompting police to shut down Times Square, where TRL was taped.
Millennium entered the Billboard 200 at number one, where it remained for 10 non-consecutive weeks. It sold 1,134,000 copies in its first week of release, shattering the previous Nielsen SoundScan record held by Garth Brooks for single-week record sales. This record was subsequently overtaken in 2000 by Britney Spears with Oops!... I Did It Again, and then again by 'N Sync with No Strings Attached. Millennium sold nearly 500,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day alone, setting a record for first-day sales.
Millennium became the best-selling album of 1999, selling 9,445,732 albums. Millennium remained on the Billboard chart for 93 weeks, eventually selling over 13 million copies in the United States and being certified 13 times platinum. As of the end of December 2008, the album stands as the fourth best selling album in the US of the SoundScan era with 12,104,000 units sold. In 2003 it was also reported as being the fourth biggest seller for Music Club sales in the US over the past 14 years with sales of 1.59 million. In Canada, the album is seventh biggest selling album since 1995 in the Canadian Soundscan sales era up to end of December 2007.
Millennium dominated the worldwide charts, landing the number-one spot in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
Millennium was honored with five 1999 Grammy Award nominations including "Album of the Year." Also "I Want It That Way" was rated number three on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's.
1. "Larger than Life" (Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, Brian Littrell)
2. "I Want It That Way" (Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson)
3. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" (Max Martin, Herbert Crichlow)
4. "It's Gotta Be You" (Max Martin, Robert John "Mutt" Lange)
5. "I Need You Tonight" (Andrew Fromm)
6. "Don't Want You Back" (Max Martin)
7. "Don't Wanna Lose You Now" (Max Martin)
8. "The One" (Max Martin, Brian Littrell)
9. "Back to Your Heart" (Gary Baker, Jason Blume, Kevin Richardson)
10. "Spanish Eyes" (Andrew Fromm, Sandy Linzer)
11. "No One Else Comes Close" (Gary Baker, Wayne Perry, Joe Thomas)
12. "The Perfect Fan" (Brian Littrell, Thomas Smith)
13. "I'll Be There For You" (Asian, Japanese & Australian Bonus Track)
14. "You Wrote The Book On Love" (Australian Bonus Track)
* The Japanese edition includes a special cover booklet
* The Taiwanese edition includes a mouse-pad, plastic "CD Player" and collector cards
* The Asian edition includes a bonus CD with eight remixes of "Larger Than Life" / "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely"
* The Asian Multi-Platinum edition includes a bonus VCD including several videos