Another scandal has rocked Backstreet Boys ahead of their joint summer tour with New Kids On The Block, and we’re not talking of the checked-into-rehab variety. Starting yesterday, fans of NKOTBSB have been able to vote here for each of the man bands’ top five hits to be included on an upcoming album package. But one glaring omission is Backstreet’s amazing, soaring, completely mind-blowing 2000 jam “Shape Of My Heart”! Why, Boys, why?
A press release for the NKOTBSB album states that, in addition to the top five hits from each group voted by fans, the package will include “a newly recorded mash-up of smash hits from both groups a la their electrifying first televised performance as an on-stage collective on the 2010 AMAs” and will “premiere the first newly recorded songs from the combined superboyband including the sizzling first single ‘Don’t Turn Out The Lights’.”
Sizzling? SIZZLING?!? More like fizzling if “Shape Of My Heart”—a Max Martin and Rami co-production, and a Top 10 hit for BSB—is left off.
Didn’t this ode to forgiveness after doing your better half wrong set the record for longest stay at #1 on MTV’s TRL back in the day?
Sigh. Oh, well—there is a section for voters to write in songs that aren’t on the list. And you can bet we did.
Currently in the lead for both groups: “Step By Step” (New Kids On The Block) and “I Want It That Way” (Backstreet Boys).