I Want It That Way is a song by the United States boy group called Backstreet Boys.
The song was used as the main single of their 1999 album called Millenium.
This pop song part of the third album by Backstreet Boys was recorded in November 1998 and released by the Jive label.
The official release date was the 12th of April, 1999.
With a length of 3 minutes and 33 seconds, I Want It That Way has on the B-side two songs, namely I’ll Be There For You and My Heart Stays With You.
The format that it was released on was the CD single one.
It was written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson and produced by Martin and Kristian Lundin.
I Want It That Way is intended to be a pop ballad with emotional weight, lyrics talking about a relationship that has to deal with the distance between the two lovers and other sentimental matters.
The critics instantly received the song positively, being considered to be very catchy and original due to the lovely melody.
The emotional weight is felt throughout the free I Want It That Way piano sheet music.
I Want It That Way was nominated for a number of three Grammy Awards, such as the category for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
MTV and the Rolling Stones magazine have included it in several best-of lists, as well as VH1 or Blender.
Backstreet Boys created I Want It That Way, but did not expect it to become one of their most famous songs.
Nowadays, it is considered to be a signature song for the boy band. Commercially, it was extremely successful as well, managing to top the charts internationally in over 20 territories.
We can remind the top of the charts in Austria, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand, and even the United Kingdom.
It was fairly successful in the United States as well, managing to reach as high as the sixth position on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
On the Top 40 Mainstream charts and the Adult charts, it reached the top.
The free I Want It That Way piano sheets are very famous in popular culture and got covered by many artists.
One Direction created their own version of the song and so did another boy group called JLS.
The music video for Backstreet Boys’ version got a parody by the Blink 182 band.
Big Time Rush also made an alternate version of the video, as well as The Wanted.
The music video won the Viewer’s Choice VMA award.