Backstreet Boys Put Fallon’s Ragtime Gals Back on the Street Corner With ‘Thong Song’ Remix (Video)

Regular “Tonight Show” barbershop quartet is kicked to the curb on Tuesday

Last Updated: February 12, 2020 @ 7:39 AM

Where is Sisqó when you need him? Well, it turns out that maybe you don’t need him — and also we’re not going to make the obvious and mean-spirited joke about what the “Thong Song” singer may be doing for a living these days.

On Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon assembled a new version of his barbershop quarter, The Ragtime Gals, to perform a very different remix of Sisqó’s  ode to skimpy swimwear. This time, the group was a sextet. (Keep your mind out of the gutter, that’s the term for six people singing together.)

Save Fallon, the regular Gals weren’t needed for this one — because nine grown men wearing these goofy outfits while harmonizing a cappella to the silly 1999 hit would just be ridiculous. Enter: The Backstreet Boys. They really wanna see that thong. That thong thong thong thong thong.

Watch the video above.

We’d say Backstreet’s back, alright — but they never truly left us. BSB was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night promoting their DNA World Tour, which was extended on Monday with 45 new North American dates.

Here they are:
July 10: Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, N.Y.)
July 13: PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, N.J.)
July 16: BB&T Pavilion (Camden, N.J.)
July 18: XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, Conn.)
July 19: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (Virginia Beach, Va.)
July 21: Jiffy Lube Live (Washington, D.C.)
July 23: DTE Energy Music Theatre (Detroit, Mich.)
July 24: S&T Bank Music Park (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
July 25: Darien Lake Amphitheater (Darien Center, N.Y.)
July 27: Rupp Arena (Lexington, Ky.)
July 28: Blossom Music Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
July 31: Ruoff Music Center (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Aug. 1: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Chicago, Ill.)
Aug. 2: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (St Louis, Mo.)
Aug. 4: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Aug. 7: Spokane Arena (Spokane, Wash.)
Aug. 8: White River Amphitheatre (Seattle, Wash.)
Aug. 9: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Vancouver, B.C.)
Aug. 11: Ford Idaho Center Arena (Nampa, Idaho)
Aug. 12: USANA Amphitheatre (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Aug. 14: Concord Pavilion (Concord, Calif.)
Aug. 15: Shoreline Amphitheatre (San Francisco, Calif.)
Aug. 16: Toyota Amphitheatre (Wheatland, Calif.)
Aug. 19: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Denver, Colo.)
Aug. 21: INTRUST Bank Arena (Wichita, Kan.)
Aug. 22: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Aug. 23: Walmart AMP (Rogers, Ark.)
Sept. 11: Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga, N.Y.)
Sept. 12: Xfinity Center (Boston, Mass.)
Sept. 15: Centre Videotron (Quebec City, Que.)
Sept. 16: Bell Centre (Montreal, Que.)
Sept. 18: Budweiser Stage (Toronto, Ont.)
Sept. 21: Coastal Credit Union Music Park (Raleigh, N.C.)
Sept. 22: PNC Music Pavilion (Charlotte, N.C.)
Sept. 23: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Atlanta, Ga.)
Sept. 25: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Sept. 26: iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach. Fla.)
Sept. 27: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, Fla.)
Sept. 30: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (Dallas, Tex.)
Oct. 2: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Houston, Tex.)
Oct. 4: Isleta Amphitheater (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Oct. 6: Ak-Chin Pavilion (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Oct. 7: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (San Diego, Calif.)
Oct. 9: Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Did the Boys — er, Gals — do Sisqó justice?

Compare their NBC late-night performance with the original music video below.

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