I Want It That Way

song written Max Martin och Andreas Carlsson, originally recorded by Backstreet Boys in 1998 and released in 1999

"I Want it That Way" is a dance-pop ballad from Backstreet Boys. It is about a relationship that is troubled by emotional or physical distance. In the United States, the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It hit #1 in many other countries.[1]

The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards.

It was released in April 1999.


  1. "Backstreet Boys". MStarz. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved Feb 5, 2015.