Just Want You to Know

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"Just Want You to Know"
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Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album Never Gone
B-side "Larger than Life (Live)"
Released October 4, 2005
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2000—2004
Maratone Studio, Stockholm, Sweden & Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:53
Label Jive Records
Songwriter(s) Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald
Producer(s) Max Martin, Dr. Luke
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"Just Want You to Know"
"Crawling Back to You"

"Just Want You to Know" is a song performed by the Backstreet Boys. It was released on October 4, 2005 as the second single from the group's fifth studio album Never Gone. The single performed moderately well hitting the top ten in the UK and Spain, and reaching the top twenty in Italy, Germany and Ireland, and charting inside the top 40 in most other charts. This song was featured on the 2005 US compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 20 which was their last official appearance on a Now! CD.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song is based on the 1986 documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, and features the Backstreet Boys as fans in 1985 of the fictional heavy metal band "Sphynkter".[1] There were two videos for this song and both were directed by Marc Klasfield and released worldwide on September 3, 2005.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Want You to Know" (Album Version) - 3:51
  2. "Larger Than Life" (Live Version) - 4:44
  1. "Just Want You to Know" (Album Version) - 3:51
  2. "I Want It That Way" (Live Version) - 4:18
  3. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" (Live Version) - 4:44
  1. "Just Want You to Know" (Music Video) - 3:51
  2. "Weird World" (AOL Live Performance) - 3:42
  3. "Just Want You to Know" (Instrumental w/Photo Gallery) - 3:51
US promo CD
  1. "Just Want You to Know" (radio edit) - 3:55


  • Drums, Percussion - Shawn Pelton
  • Engineer [Additional Pro Tools] - John Hanes
  • Engineer [Assistant Additional Pro Tools] - Tim Roberts
  • Engineer [Pro Tools Techs] - Christian Nilsson, Dan Chase
  • Mixed By - Serban Ghenea
  • Producer - Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
  • Recorded By - Christian Nilsson, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Seth Waldmann
  • Recorded By [Assistant] - Alan Mason
  • Recorded At Maratone Studios, Stockholm, Sweden & Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA
  • Written By - Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald


Chart (2005) Peak
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 22
Austrian Singles Chart 22
Dutch Singles Chart 27
European Hot 100 Singles[2] 19
German Singles Chart 20
Irish Singles Chart 15
Italian Singles Chart [3] 18
Spanish Singles Chart 7
Swedish Singles Chart 28
Swiss Singles Chart 29
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 70
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary 35
US Billboard Pop 100 Airplay[4] 24
US Billboard Pop 100[5] 33
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 21


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