I Want You Back (NSYNC song)

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"I Want You Back"
Single by NSYNC
from the album NSYNC
Released October 7, 1996 (Germany)
January 20, 1998 (UK and United States)
Format CD single
Recorded August 1996
Cheiron Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:20
Label RCA
Writer(s) Denniz Pop, Max Martin
Producer(s) Denniz Pop, Max Martin
NSYNC singles chronology
"I Want You Back"
(1996)
"Tearin' Up My Heart"
(1997)

"I Want You Back" is the first single released from NSYNC self-titled debut album. This single is also included on NSYNC's Greatest Hits. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The song won a Billboard award for Best New Dance Clip. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the single sold over one million copies. The single was certified Gold by RIAA.

Music video[edit]

Two versions of the music video have been released. The first, shot in Stockholm, Sweden from August 15–16, 1996 was released with the original German release of the song in October 1996. This version features the group in a space station, with many high-tech effects playing out around them. The boys then attempt to contact a girl and bring her on board. This version was directed by Alan Calzatti. The second video accompanied the European and American release of the song in 1998. This version was shot in black-and-white, and features the group performing in a warehouse, with shots of them playing pool and driving in a Cadillac intertwined. This version was directed by Jesse Vaughan and Douglas Biro.

Track listings[edit]

  • Germany (1996)
CD1
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "I Want You Back" (long version) – 4:23
CD2
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "I Want You Back" (long version) – 4:23
  3. "I Want You Back" (club version) – 5:24
  4. "I Want You Back" (Progressive Dub Mix) – 5:26
  • Europe (1998)
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" (radio version) – 3:26
  3. "You Got It" – 3:34
  4. "I Want You Back" (club version) – 5:24
  • UK (1998)
CD1
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "I Just Wanna Be with You" – 4:02
  3. "I Want You Back" (Riprock and Alex G.'s Smooth Vibe Mix) – 4:28
CD2
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "Everything I Own" – 4:10
  3. Exclusive interview – 5:06
  • America (1998)
CD1
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "I Want You Back" (Riprock's Elevation Mix) – 5:28
CD2
  1. "I Want You Back" (Hot Tracks Extended Version) – 5:23
  2. "I Want You Back" (Riprock's Elevation Mix) – 5:28
  3. "I Want You Back" (Florian's Transcontinent Club Mix) – 5:45
  4. "I Want You Back" (Riprock & Alex G.'s Smooth Vibe Mix) – 4:27
Limited edition digipak
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "Giddy Up" – 4:07
  • Australia (1998)
  1. "I Want You Back" (radio version) – 3:20
  2. "I Want You Back" (Back Beat Radio Mix) – 3:38
  3. "I Want You Back" (Riprock's Elevation Radio Mix) – 3:42
  4. "I Want You Back" (Florian's Transcontinent Radio Mix) – 3:15
  5. "I Want You Back" (Suggested Callout Hook) – 0:10

Chart[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 11
Europe (European Hot 100)[3] 34
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 5
UK Singles Chart 62
Chart (1998-99) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart[9] 22
UK Singles Chart 5
US Billboard Hot 100 13
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 7

End-of-year charts[edit]

End-of-year chart (1998) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 37

References[edit]