One Direction Cover Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way': Video

May 10, 2013 10:52 am

One Direction has respect for boy bands before them.

During a concert in Stockholm, the British quintet covered a snippet of Backstreet Boys‘ 1999 hit, “I Want It That Way” … and they sounded great!

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The impromptu performance came about after a fan made the request via a tweet that was projected on a screen behind the group onstage, but 1D pulled it off like they’ve been practicing it for years.

Earlier this week, another boy band, The Wanted, paid homage to Backstreet Boys in their new music video for “Walks Like Rihanna.”