Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined the Backstreet Boys Thursday for a very child-like performance of the boy band’s classic “I Want It That Way.”
Using only their angelic voices and some classroom instruments on last night’s “Tonight Show,” Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough did the 1999 release justice. They had the help of some very accomplished musicians, of course, and the guy who is still No. 1 in late-night among adults 18-49.
Here is the extended band and their individual assignments:
Brian Littrell – Vocals, Apple Shaker, Wood Block
Nick Carter – Vocals, Tambourine
Kevin Richardson – Vocals, Güiro
AJ McLean – Vocals, Maraca
Howie Dorough – Vocals, Coconuts
Jimmy Fallon – Vocals, Bass Drum, Casio Keyboard, Apple Shaker
Questlove – Hand clappers
Kamal Gray – Xylophone
James Poyser – Melodica
Captain Kirk – Ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – Kazoo, Apple Shaker
Mark Kelley – Kazoo
Stro – Bongos
Black Thought – Triangle
You fellas are our fire.
Watch the video above.
Which one of these now very grown men had a presence on your walls in the ’90s? Don’t be bashful — let us know in the comments section.