Incomplete (Backstreet Boys song)

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"Incomplete"
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Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album Never Gone
Released April 1, 2005 (Worldwide)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004;
Westlake Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 3:59
Label Jive
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.

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, 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]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart[4] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 6
Belgium (Flanders) Singles Chart[4] 14
Belgium (Walonia) Singles Chart[4] 13
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100 Oficiální)[5] 1
Danish Singles Chart[4] 3
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 4
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 6
Finnish Singles Chart[4] 14
French Singles Chart[4] 19
German Singles Chart[7] 3
Hungarian Singles Chart[8] 3
Irish Singles Chart[9] 5
Italian Singles Chart[4] 2
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[4] 12
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 8
Polish Singles Chart[10] 3
Spanish Singles Chart[4] 2
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 9
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[13] 4
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 21
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 8
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[16] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
Australian Singles Chart[17] 25
Austrian Singles Chart[18] 48
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[19] 64
Dutch Singles Chart[20] 78
German Singles Chart[21] 65
Italian Singles Chart[22] 7
Swiss Singles Chart[23] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[24] 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. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Australian-Charts.com: Backstreet Boys (Incomplete)". Australian-charts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Hybaj do obchodů pro Crazy Froga!". 
  6. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (18 June 2005). Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Charts.de: Backstreet Boys (Incomplete)". Media Control. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  8. ^ "Mahasz: Archívum › Kereső - előadó/cím szerint" (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts: Search the Charts". IRMA. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. 
  11. ^ "Backstreet Boys: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Artist Search for "backstreet boys"". AllMusic. 
  17. ^ 2005 Australian Singles Chart [1] (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  18. ^ 2005 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  19. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived April 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". www.dutchcharts.nl. 
  21. ^ 2005 German Singles Chart [2] . Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  22. ^ 2005 Italian Singles Chart. Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  23. ^ 2005 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived July 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2010)
  24. ^ "Year-End Charts: The Hot 100." Billboard 2005 Year In Music. Billboard. 2005.

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