There's nothing like a boy band to release a bunch of catchy singles with lyrics that none of us will ever be able to get out of our heads. The best-selling boy band of all time was the Backstreet Boys, who took the world by storm back in the 1990s. All five of the original boys got together to drop by The Late Late Show and perform one of their catchiest songs with host James Corden. Prepare yourself for something awesome, and check out the latest version of "Everybody," courtesy of BSB and James Corden.
Oh my god, they're back again! In case you were wondering whether the Backstreet Boys were just playing games with our hearts by throwing together a half-hearted rendition of "Everybody," you can take faith from the larger than life performance; the time has come for the boys to give all they have to give and become shining stars of the music biz again. Every fan who has learned the meaning of being lonely in the days since the boy band last stopped performing old school hits should be happy with the fact that they've clearly still got it goin' on. If the boys feel at all incomplete and want to add a sixth Backstreet Boy, it's gotta be James Corden. No one else could come close in terms of enthusiasm and excitement.
In all seriousness, it was nice to see the band back together to bust some moves on a national platform once more. James Corden brought them onto The Late Late Show to do promotion for their upcoming series of performances in Las Vegas. Their appearance on The Late Late Show may be their best surprise rendition of "Everybody" since they turned up as part of the heavenly host in the epic final scene of 2013's This is the End. The guys seem as solid as ever with their big single, and James Corden fit right in when he snagged the "sexual" line that usually belongs to Nick Carter. The boy band feuds of the 90's will likely never be forgotten, but it's nice to see that the Backstreet Boys are still going strong after more than twenty years.
The Late Late Show was the perfect place for BSB to make a surprise appearance. James Corden has made a name for himself on late night TV thanks to his "Carpool Karaoke" segment, which brings celebrities into a car to sing their hearts out on the drive to the CBS lot. "Carpool Karaoke" is popular enough to warrant a TV show of its own, so Corden is a good guy to trust as a late night music authority. I definitely got a kick out of his excitement as he joined in with the Backstreet Boys.
You can catch more episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden on weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS. Don't forget to take a look at our fall TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch on the small screen... once you get any and all the BSB songs out of your head.
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