The Backstreet Boys just can't seem to quit. They've been around for twenty years now (how old do you feel?), and are still touring routinely, giving women everywhere a chance to scream their hearts out about which way they want it.
At this point, most of their lyrics have been memorized, and their instrumentals are so rehearsed in our brains that we might be able to play them ourselves without even knowing how to play an instrument. But the Backstreet Boys still have a few tricks up their sleeves, after all.
It mostly depends on whether you think a fart disguised in a song is a fancy trick, honestly.
Recently it was revealed that there is a hidden moment of flagellance in that catchy song "The Call", from the Millennium album.
Via Cosmopolitan, here's a breakdown of the fart (no one) heard 'round the world:
"While recording the 'The Call,' the first track off their 2000 album Black & Blue, Howie Dorough accidentally let one rip right there in the studio. Howie was in the booth and we were doing that vocal break down, 'dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun," AJ McLean explained. "Max gave Howie his harmony, and I think he was just putting so much air into the vocal that, as he was singing, he went 'dun, dun' and he farted." It's okay Howie, it happens to the best of us!"
But don't worry, it gets better from there.
Apparently the fart was in the correct key of the song and matched the beat, so Max Martin (who's apparently involved in every pop song ever), incorporated it into the song itself.
Listen to the song here, and see if you can find it:
Truth be told, I can't find it, but it's pretty invigorating to know that it exists at all. By the way, has anyone taken the time to talk about how shady this whole song is?
Props to the Backstreet Boys for finally letting that skeleton out of their closet.