Tuesday night’s edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden had every ‘90s girl squealing with pure nostalgic joy. Corden gave a passionate spiel on the need to bring back proper boy bands and we couldn’t agree more (One Direction can scoot TF out).
He demands matching outfits, synchronized dancing, and over priced music videos (the real boy band trifecta.) Then, in true Corden fashion, he surprised the audience by bringing the Backstreet Boys on stage with him to perform a throwback classic and we all lost our damn minds.
Backstreet’s back alright!
Yes, this is real life. The boy band OG’s, The Backstreet Boys, performed “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” live on stage and James Corden joined in to make it a real party. It was everything our ‘90s hearts could’ve ever hoped for and we cannot get enough.
They also recreated this thriller-inspired moment from the original Backstreet video.
Aside from wanting to make us giddy teenage girls all over again, the appearance was in promotion for their Las Vegas residency. According to Cosmo, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” will premiere at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on March 1, 2017.
Until then, we’ll be watching this on repeat and hoping *NSYNC decides to join in the revival.
This isn’t the first time Corden has channeled his inner boy band fan.
He and Bryan Cranston performed as a Grown Man Boy Band bearing a resemblance to *NSYNC that fulfilled every teen girl’s worst nightmare. Okay, not really, but it’s unbearably hilarious.
Needless to say, we wouldn’t be too surprised if Corden hopped on the Vegas show as well.