They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, if that’s the case, The Backstreet Boys should feel very flattered.
One Direction took a Twitter request during a show in Stockholm, Sweden and the song they sang was “I Want It That Way,” arguably one of the most recognizable BSB songs ever.
The video below shows Liam singing the majority of the song with Niall and Zayn joining in during various parts, while Harry and Louis appear to be a big directing the crowd to sing along.
Howie of BSB took to Twitter to comment on the cover:
Heard @onedirection sang one of our Backstreet Boy songs “I Want It That Way” at a recent concert in Sweden. Thanks guys and much respect!!!
— Howie D (@howied) May 10, 2013