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The verses feel overstuffed and ordinary, and the chorus isn't nearly as satisfying
Later, it climbed to number three, before peaking at number two, becoming their highest-charting single, alongside "" which also peaked at number two , until "" surpassed them, in 2005, reaching number-one It was also their second number-one single, after "" 1996

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Instead, you get the group rebuffing the song's recurring refrain entirely, declaring that they hope their beloved never makes the titular declaration.

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The song was also a number-one hit in Austria, where it debuted at the top, before falling to number three and regaining the number-one position again
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On September 21, 2020, a user named "BruncleDew" made a viral video of him singing the chorus of the song after TikTok user "lady farquaad" screams "Tell me why
The Backstreet Boys gave Teigen an answer that made everything more confusing for many And perhaps most importantly: Do you have any clue what "That Way" is? The song was also listed at the top of many lists that included the band's best songs
Songs as popular as "I Want It That Way" don't usually traffic in ambiguities In an interview with , confessed that the song was a play with words

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Stephen Thomas Erlewine of picked the song as a highlight on Millennium, calling it an "infectious song that will be enough to satisfy anyone craving more, more, more".

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In 2017, Dave Fawbert listed the song as containing "one of the greatest in music history"
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The Backstreet Boys' iconic hit 'I Want It That Way' has famously confusing lyrics, but there's a perfectly good reason why they don't make any sense
Quick question for you: What is the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," one of our contestants, about? Yeah You are my fire The one desire Believe when I say I want it that way But we are two apart Can't to your heart When you say That 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 want to hear you say I want it that way Am I, your fire? An animated version of the music video was shown on the beginning of the television special, Arthur: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll