34 Questions We Have Listening To The ‘In A World Like This’ Album


It’s the latest album from the Backstreet Boys that we’ve kept on repeat for the past 3 years. For some of us, this album marked an era of many firsts with the Boys on tour. For others, it marks the significant return of all five BSB back together again. All of us though, whether you admit it or not, have sung along mindlessly only to tune in mid-song…and ask WTF does that mean? Let’s reflect.

“In A World Like This”

The title track isn’t THAT questionable, but still, we have to ask:

1. How does one free fall into someone’s eyes? Ouch.

2. Free falling by your side also sounds not that great.

3. Anyone else hear the similarities between “In a world like this, I’ve got you” and “The world on the outside tries to pull me in, but they can’t stop me, cause I’ve got you”?

4. Does “you’ve got me wide open” not visually appeal to anyone else?

“Permanent Stain”

The song with an extremely questionable title is actually not THAT bad, but it’s definitely not a title we like telling other people.

5. Could there not be a better title for this song?


Love it but…

6. Why does Brian sound like he’s drowning in the beginning? Because he literally can’t breathe?



The song touched all of us, especially if you were lucky enough to see it performed live. We love the sentiment and the feeling behind it but..

8. Why Madeleine? Who is this girl? Just curious.

9. “What’s up with those tears…?” sounds very…Nick.

“Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”

We really have no questions about this song. Every word is poetic and beautiful. The only question we have is why were their children, who the song was inspired by, not involved in the music video? We did appreciate shirtless Brian though.

“Make Believe”

This is different.

10. Why are we going to burn the sky then say goodbye? Just because it rhymes? (Even though it’s my favorite line)

11. Does anyone else picture a video game music video? Just me? Cool.


There’s really nothing questionable about this song. The simplicity is refreshing. I can’t even TRY to ask questions.

See what I did there?

“Trust Me”


12. This girl must REALLY have moves if we’re going to have “hold him back”.

13. Wait. Hold him back, but then take him to a “disco” (wtf?) and “make [him] dance”? I just…what?

14. How does a queen spin? I’m actually picturing Ru Paul.

15. No one calls back anymore. The Backstreet Boys are liars. They rarely even TWEET back!

16. “Hold me, whenever you’re alone” – if I am alone, how is one going to hold you? Is this some secret code?

17. “Baby, even when you’re crazy…” – I don’t think that’s a way to get loved back, Boys.

18. “Kissing, loving, making sweet sexy babies…” – WHAT ARE SEXY BABIES?!

19. What does a butterfly have to do with blue eyes?

20. Just….what? BUT WE ALL SING ALONG!

“Love Somebody”

This album just gets more question-y.

21. You’re the reason why cavemen drew on the walls? Umm, to tell his cave buddies about you? That’s…sweet.

22. The reason why after ever Summer we fall? A play on words that makes no sense, I guess.

23. WHO HAS PURPLE JEANS?! Are they universally sexy?

24. Is everyone in agreement that this song wasn’t a favorite until we saw it live?

“One Phone Call”

Almost done now and we’re starting to make a *little* more sense…

25. Does anyone else automatically picture them singing this from jail?

26. In 10 years, are people going to know that that tone noise is?

27. So what WAS the message he left because….?

“Feels Like Home”

28. Aren’t girls homegrown everywhere?

29. Bangkok. Haaaa! (I know this isn’t a question, but you’re ALL thinking it.)

30. Do people really dance in the street like freaks there?


Thanks to the BSB Movie, we all feel touchy about this song. Should we even question it? Yes, for Brian’s sake!

31. You wanna save my life, but all you wanna do is hold me? I don’t think that’s going to do much.

32. Someone shot you down, but all he wants to do is hold you!

33. Soldiers fix scars? Thought that was a nurse, but okay.

34. Who knew soldiers could do so much?! Thanks for the info, Backstreet Boys!


We can’t wait for the new album!





5 Things We’d Like The Backstreet Boys To Consider For Future Music Videos

We all know that the Backstreet Boys are working on a new album. We all know that before the release of a new album comes a new single and with a new single comes a new music video. Music videos on MTV may be a dying breed, but thanks to YouTube and Vevo, it’s still possible for a band to make headlines or impress their fans with the right concept.

We, as Backstreet Boys fans, have been in this game a long time. From white suits to robots to werewolves to simple boys in black, we’ve seen it all…..or have we? There are a few things we’d like to see (and not see) in the future.

1. Getting Everyone Involved.


There’s nothing more fun to watch than a bunch of people having a good time. Most recently, videos like Sara Barielles’ “Brave”, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feelin'” (yeah, I said it) are encouraging real-life people to get involved for a good time that you can’t help but feel good watching. They could even take it a step further and make it a campaign as Pharell did with “Happy”, filming 24 hours of happy people in the streets of LA and cutting it down to four minutes for the video.

And if they wanted to incorporate fans, well…..we’re here for it!

2. Party Crashing.


A few of the Boys have mentioned Maroon 5’s “Sugar” as a recent hit that they really loved, so we feel like it’s only appropriate to express how much we would love to see them crash our parties ala Adam Levine and friends. Katy Perry also used a form of this concept in her “Birthday” video, disguised as different entertainers at different parties before revealing herself near the end. Can you imagine how much we would all love it? And how many of us would suddenly be throwing parties…

This option also lends itself to the Backstreet Boys releasing the upbeat, catchy song that we’ve been dreaming about for years.

3. A Throwback.


Everybody (no pun intended) loves a throwback (like Nick’s “19 in 99”). We’d love to see the Boys pay homage to their beginnings by creatively recreating or throwing in nods to their old music videos.

While we’re on this, perhaps we’d even love to see a video that incorporates old footage leading up to where they are today. That might hit us right in the feels!

4. An Actual Concept.


How many of you have made a face that look like the one above while watching a Backstreet Boys video? We hear the song, we have the perfect idea of what the video might look like and then….


What does “Helpless When She Smiles” have to do with BSB in a field? And isn’t “In A World Like This” almost the same? What about “Incomplete” and “Inconsolable”? GIVE US A STORY, BOYS!



I mean, can we not anymore? Can there be a petition to #BringTheBackstreetBoysInside?