Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) AVCZ-95118
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:36 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 0523392
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 0523222
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 01241-41672-2, D128753
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 01241-41672-2
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 0523572
1.4 I Want It That Way 3:38 TMF Hitzone 7 Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 564 518-2
2.2 I Want It That Way (single version) 3:34 Bravo Hits 26 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 3984-29319-2
2.2 I Want It That Way (single version) 3:34 Bravo Hits 26 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 3984-29345-2
2.2 I Want It That Way (single version) 3:34 Bravo Hits 26 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 3984-29344-2
1.9 I Want It That Way 3:33 Big Hits 99 Various Artists Global Television RADCD134
1.18 I Want It That Way 3:33 The Dome, Volume 11 Various Artists Ariola 495477 2
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists Sony Music Media SMM 494735-2
2.3 I Want It That Way 3:32 Top of the Pops ’99, Volume 2 Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 545 070 2, 545 071 2
1.18 I Want It That Way 3:35 Just the Best 3/99 Various Artists BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management"), Sony Music Media 74321 69304 2
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Kuschelrock 13 Various Artists Sony Music Media 494444 2, SMM 494444 2
2.15 I Want It That Way 3:34 Viva Hits 6 Various Artists Polystar (Germany)
1.8 I Want It That Way 3:34 Absolute Music 31 Various Artists Absolute (compilation series brand used by Stockholm-based EVA Records) AMCD 1031
1.4 I Want It That Way 3:31 Mr Music Hits 1999-9 Various Artists Mr Music AB Production
1.3 I Want It That Way 3:35 Now That’s What I Call Music! 43 Various Artists NOW (Virgin/Poly (Univ)/EMI compilation series) 7243 5 21472 2 9, CDNOW43
1.20 I Want It That Way 3:33 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 9 Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 9548-37972-2
1.9 I Want It That Way 3:32 Huge Hits 99 Various Artists Global Television RADCD147
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Absolute '99: The Best of 1999 Various Artists EVA Records (Sweden) EVACD 4011
2.5 I Want It That Way 3:34 Top 99: Die besten Hits des Jahres Various Artists BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 74321 69645 2
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:34 Absolute Hits:1 Various Artists EMI Finland 7243 523816 2 3
1.15 I Want It That Way 3:34 Absolute Music 21 Various Artists EVA Records (Denmark) EVA 8481422
2.14 I Want It That Way 3:32 Boom 99 Various Artists
1.13 I Want It That Way 3:36 Bravo Hits 99 (Limited Edition For DJ) Various Artists Arcade Deutschland GmbH (DE branch of Dutch "Arcade" label; this is not an imprint!)
1.10 I Want It That Way 3:33 Hit Machine 25 Various Artists
1.1 I Want It That Way (album version) 3:34 I Want It That Way - The Remixes Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 0550502
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Knuffelrock 11 Various Artists Sony Music Media SMM 496309 2
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Kuschelrock 13 Various Artists Bertelsmann Club, Sony Music Media 643502 2 (Club Edition), SMM 643502 2
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) FRCD20589
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 0523582, RZBD-008
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 01241-41672-2R
1.14 I Want It That Way 3:31 Most Wanted 1999 Various Artists
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:33 Now That’s What I Call Music! 26 Various Artists Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") STARCD 6528
2.3 I Want It That Way 3:35 Platin, Volume 7 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 9548-37860-2
1.6 I Want It That Way 3:34 Smash Hits 2000 Various Artists Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) VTDCD 279
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:33 The All Time Greatest Love Songs Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) MOODCD68
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:33 The Braun MTV Eurochart '99, Volume 6 Various Artists MTV Music Entertainment (Holland) 99-347-02-01
1.19 I Want It That Way 3:34 Top Hits '99, Volume 2 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 2107020
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 X-treme Big Hits 1999 Various Artists EVA Records (Denmark) EVA8481382
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:34 GRAMMY Nominees 2000 Various Artists 07863 67945-2
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) ZJCI-10015
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:36 Jive Super Hits Various Artists
2.2 I Want It That Way 3:34 Donnamour, Volume 7 Various Artists EVA (for use with NL/BE/FR releases only. see annotation) 7243 524776 2, 7243 524777 2, 7243 524778 2
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:34 GRAMMY Nominees 2000 Various Artists Grammy Recordings 07863 67945-2
1.18 I Want It That Way 3:35 Hits for Kids, Volume 3 Various Artists
1.15 I Want It That Way 3:33 20 Years of Pop Music Various Artists
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 The Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 01241-41779-2
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 The Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 01241-44219-2
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) ZJCI 10051
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 9222452
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:33 De Pre Historie 1999 Various Artists EVA Belgium 74321 85653 2
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits - Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint), Zomba (imprint) 9222402
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) (7) 9222672, 9222672
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 9222502
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) 7243 8 115932 3
1.4 I Want It That Way 3:33 Love Lights 3 Various Artists WPCR-11350
1.20 I Want It That Way 3:34 Late Night Love: 40 Smooth and Comtemporary Love Songs Various Artists
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Hits: Chapter One Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) 82876535592, 82876 53559 2
3.7 I Want It That Way 3:34 Now That’s What I Call Music! Decades: The Deluxe Edition Various Artists Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries), Virgin TV VTDCD 580
2.3 I Want It That Way 3:34 Absolute Kidz 11 Various Artists EVA Records (Sweden) EVACD 5081
1.17 I Want It That Way 3:33 Natural Woman: 40 Songs for the Life You Lead Various Artists BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 82876606672
2.19 I Want It That Way 3:33 Ultimate Girls Night In Various Artists Sony Music TV 82876652652
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:33 Backstreet Boys Beatles Backstreet Boys
2.3 I Want It That Way 3:32 Ultimate Boy Bands Various Artists Firm Music Limited (released "Ultimate Boy Bands"), Universal Music TV (UK) 9839568
3.11 I Want It That Way 3:35 Greatest Ever! Nineties: The Definitive Collection Various Artists Union Square Music GTSTCD009
1.8 I Want It That Way 3:37 The No.1 DJ Collection: 90's, Volume 12 Various Artists Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)
1.13 I Want It That Way 3:32 Video Hits 96-06 Various Artists
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint), BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 82876-53560-2, BVCM-37895
1.7 I Want It That Way 3:32 Never Forget: The Ultimate 90s Collection Various Artists EMI TV 88697202602
5.5 I Want It That Way 3:34 100 Hits: No. 1s Various Artists 100 Hits DMG100011
1.7 I Want It That Way 3:32 Absolute 90's Various Artists EVA Records (Sweden) EVACD 4077
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Top of the Pops 1999 Various Artists EMI Gold 522 1892
36.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Top of the Pops: Year by Year Collection 1964 - 2006 Various Artists EMI Gold B001AI93J0
2.17 I Want It That Way 3:33 Now That’s What I Call Music! 25 Years Various Artists NOW (Virgin/Poly (Univ)/EMI compilation series) CDNOWX25
1.13 I Want It That Way 3:32 The Best of Now That's What I Call Music! 10th Anniversary Various Artists UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises) B0012225-02
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:35 Back to the 90's: 100% Original Hits! Various Artists Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands BV
2.14 I Want It That Way 3:35 Hitzone Gold Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 50999 9669802 0
1.17 I Want It That Way 3:32 Now That's What I Call the 90s Various Artists Virgin TV VTDCD979
5.14 I Want It That Way 3:35 100 Essential Tracks: No1 Hits Various Artists
1.13 I Want It That Way 3:35 One Shot 1999 Various Artists Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group") 5319651
1.10 I Want It That Way 3:33 Ultimate No. 1s: 60 Massive No. 1s Various Artists Demon Music Group MCCDULT011
1.6 I Want It That Way 3:33 Playlist: The Very Best of Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
1.6 I Want It That Way 3:33 Playlist: The Very Best of Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 41740 2
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Millennium Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint) [none]
2.13 I Want It That Way 3:35 50 Jaar Radio Veronica: The 90’s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) JK160682
Promotion
1.4 I Want It That Way 3:32 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, May 1999 Various Artists
Bootleg
1.6 I Want It That Way 3:33 Hit Explosion: ’99, Volume 6 Various Artists Double Fun CD 060099
1.19 I Want It That Way 3:33 Black & Blue Backstreet Boys Jive (Jive Records imprint), Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) 003-01-BB1-K
1.4 I Want It That Way 3:32 The 42nd Grammy Awards Various Artists Sun Disc Records Co. Ltd. SR-1172
1.1 I Want It That Way 3:32 Very Best 2000 Backstreet Boys [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)
(unknown)
2.14 I Want It That Way 3:32 Boom 99 Various Artists
1.6 I Want It That Way 3:33 Hit Club 99.3 Various Artists EVA Belgium 7243 522413 2
1.5 I Want It That Way 3:32 Most Wanted Music 10 Various Artists
1.2 I Want It That Way 3:33 Redcat Megahits Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 5416572
1.14 I Want It That Way 3:33 Black & Blue Backstreet Boys Halahup Records, Jive (Jive Records imprint), Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) 7243 850544 4 0

Relationships

electric bass guitar [bass]: Tomas Lindberg (Swedish bass player)
guitar: Esbjörn Öhrwall
mixer: Kristian Lundin
Max Martin
producer: Kristian Lundin (1999)
Max Martin (1999)
vocals: Nick Carter (US pop singer & Backstreet Boy)
Howard “Howie D.” Dorough (from the Backstreet Boys)
Brian “B-Rok” Littrell (from the Backstreet Boys)
Alexander James “A.J.” McLean
Kevin Richardson (from the Backstreet Boys)
phonographic copyright by: Zomba Recording Corporation (not strictly a label - avoid adding releases here) (1999)
mixed at: Cheiron Studios in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden (1999)
recorded at: Cheiron Studios in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
recording of: I Want It That Way

I Want It That Way

writer: Andreas Carlsson (pop songwriter)
Max Martin
publisher: Grantsville Publishing Ltd. ( – ????)
Imagem London Ltd.
Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (US subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) ( – ????)
later parody versions: I Want in That Place
I Went The Gay Way
eBay
referred to in medleys: Spice Up Your Backstreet, Boy!