It’s been nearly a week since the Backstreet Boys made their first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. That’s right – the last time the Boys were on The Tonight Show, it belonged to Jay Leno and the last time they hung out with Jimmy Fallon, it was The Late, Late Show. Needless to say, this appearance was HUGE.
If you live on the internet at all, you are well aware that Jimmy Fallon does some pretty epic things with his guests – from games to competitions to special performances, so we were REALLY hoping the Backstreet Boys would do something more than perform.
GUESS WHAT?! THEY DID!
Classroom Instruments with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots might possibly be the best thing we could have hoped for and the rest of the internet seems to have agreed. Check out some of our favorite tweets about the Boys Classroom Instruments stint as well as their performance of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” below! (Also, this is just a really good excuse to watch it all over again – you can find both videos below.)
A few things we loved?
- How chill Kevin was in the back — we would love to see him sit in with The Roots!
- Watching The Roots groove to “I Want It That Way”.
- Nick’s tiny tambourine.
- Ummm, how fantastic they sounded.
- The bond Brian, Jimmy and Nick seemed to have formed in the front row.
- THE. WHOLE. THING.
- We can’t even touch the DGBMH performance — it was that good!
— hasasimo (@hasasimo) June 29, 2018
— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) June 29, 2018
— Breanne (@br3larson) June 29, 2018
Shout out to the Backstreet Boys for still doing synchronized choreo in their 30s/40s. I salute you, Sirs. #FallonTonight
— Kate (@katekrug) June 29, 2018
I AM LIVING. CAN WE PLEASE HAVE THE BACKSTREET BOYS ON EVERY WEEK. #FallonTonight
— falpal ☘️ kristilyn (@kristibeann) June 29, 2018
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) June 29, 2018
— VSW (@ChampionMyzter) June 29, 2018
— Luna R (@LuaCoelho87) July 1, 2018
For those looking for light in dark places – I implore you to watch this video and see if it doesn’t make you smile 😃 🎶 Strong work fellas👌🏽 @jimmyfallon @backstreetboys & @theroots Sing “I Want It That Way” https://t.co/ypcKMT1KwA
— Steven Grayhm (@SGRAYHM) June 30, 2018
OMG!!!! I jumped from my seat when I saw this! I hope to go to a #BSB Concert! I hear it’s Bomb AF! Been a Fan since I was 15! Ahhhh the Boys Still Got It. Sly moves @backstreetboys live on @jimmyfallon @FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/U4JL2AvgUV
— Dee Guardiola (@DG110404) June 30, 2018
— Adrienne (@AdrienneRoyer) June 30, 2018
— MAlina (@ArtVandelay_29) June 30, 2018
I can’t decide what’s more amazing: The fact @backstreetboys, @theroots & @jimmyfallon are all dressed in white as an homage to the video… or the fact that @kevinrichardson is playing that #guiro in the back like there’s no tomorrow. #IWantItThatWay https://t.co/lUw6taWXFP
— Rachel Chang (@RachelChang) June 30, 2018
— Coti Howell (@CotiHowell) June 30, 2018
I know a lot of shit is going on in the world right now and yes I am concerned. But I am currently watching @backstreetboys performance on @jimmyfallon on repeat. I love BSB so much it makes my heart hurt.
— Victoria (@Vmoney90) June 30, 2018
— Brian Padilla (@Ese_Catracho) June 29, 2018
— Piya Sinha-Roy (@PiyaSRoy) June 29, 2018
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) June 29, 2018