Incomplete (Backstreet Boys song)

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"Incomplete"
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Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album Never Gone
ReleasedApril 1, 2005 (Worldwide)
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2004;
Westlake Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
GenrePop rock, alternative rock, soft rock, power ballad, adult contemporary[1]
Length3:59
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)Dan Muckala, Lindy Robbins, Jess Cates
Producer(s)Dan Muckala
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"Drowning"
(2001)
"Incomplete"
(2005)
"Just Want You to Know"
(2005)
Music video
"Incomplete" on YouTube

"Incomplete" is a song by American vocal group Backstreet Boys from their comeback album, Never Gone. The power ballad[1] was released in April 2005 as the group's first single since they decided to reunite after a two-year hiatus. It was written by Dan Muckala, Lindy Robbins, and Jess Cates, and it was produced by Muckala with Kevin Richardson on piano.

The song was a commercial success. It peaked at number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was later certified Gold.[2] It charted within the top 10 of fourteen countries. It debuted at number one in Australia, becoming their first and only number-one hit in the country.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the music video for "Incomplete" sets the band in an arid desert environment, and features each of the band members in a different elements or forces of nature: Brian Littrell, water; Nick Carter, fire; Howie Dorough, rain; Kevin Richardson on piano, snow; and A.J. McLean, the sun.


Track listing[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Incomplete" (Album Version) – 3:59
  2. "Incomplete" (Instrumental) – 3:59

UK CD2

  1. "Incomplete" (Album Version) – 3:59
  2. "My Beautiful Woman" (Paul Wiltshire, Victoria Wu) – 3:36
  3. "Movin' On" (Howie Dorough, Wade Robson, Nate Butler) – 3:30
  4. "Incomplete" (Music Video) – 3:59

Japanese E.P.

  1. "Incomplete" (Album Version) – 3:59
  2. "Incomplete" (Instrumental) – 3:59
  3. "My Beautiful Woman" – 3:36
  4. "My Beautiful Woman" (Instrumental) – 3:36

Personnel[edit]

Source:[3]

Cover versions[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 13
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[9] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[10] 3
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[11] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 14
France (SNEP)[13] 19
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 3
Greece (IFPI)[15] 11
Hungary (MAHASZ)[16] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 5
Italy (FIMI)[18] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[21] 8
Poland (Nielsen Music Control)[22] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[28] 4
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[29] 21
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[30] 8
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[31] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
Australian Singles Chart[32] 25
Austrian Singles Chart[33] 48
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[34] 64
Dutch Singles Chart[35] 78
German Singles Chart[36] 65
Italian Singles Chart[37] 7
Swiss Singles Chart[38] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[39] 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Incomplete by Backstreet Boys". Songfacts. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "RIAA: Backstreet Boys (Incomplete)". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  3. ^ Never Gone (CD booklet). Backstreet Boys. Jive Records. 2005.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E53my_NVQEY
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Hybaj do obchodů pro Crazy Froga!".
  10. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". Tracklisten.
  11. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (18 June 2005). Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  12. ^ "Backstreet Boys: Incomplete" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – Backstreet Boys Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  15. ^ IFPI Greece Top 50 Singles archive
  16. ^ "Mahasz: Archívum › Kereső - előadó/cím szerint" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  17. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Incomplete". Irish Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". Top Digital Download.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Charts.nz – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". Top 40 Singles.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". VG-lista.
  22. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25.
  23. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete" Canciones Top 50.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". Singles Top 100.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Incomplete". Swiss Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Backstreet Boys: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  27. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  28. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  29. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  30. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  31. ^ "Artist Search for "backstreet boys"". AllMusic.
  32. ^ 2005 Australian Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  33. ^ 2005 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  34. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived April 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  35. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". www.dutchcharts.nl.
  36. ^ 2005 German Singles Chart [2] . Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  37. ^ 2005 Italian Singles Chart. Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  38. ^ 2005 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived July 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  39. ^ "Year-End Charts: The Hot 100." Billboard 2005 Year In Music. Billboard. 2005.

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