Backstreet Boys (1996 album)

Backstreet Boys is the eponymous debut studio album by American boy band Backstreet Boys, released on May 6, 1996, by Jive Records in Germany.[1] It was a success, becoming one of the biggest debut albums ever, and contains a number of the band's most memorable singles. All of those singles were later released on the second self-titled debut in the United States in 1997, which compiled songs from this album, and the band's second international release Backstreet's Back.

Backstreet Boys
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 1996[1]
RecordedNovember 1994 - June 1995
Studio
Genre
Length54:28
LabelJive
Producer
Backstreet Boys chronology
Backstreet Boys
(1996)
Backstreet's Back
(1997)
Singles from Backstreet Boys
  1. "We've Got It Goin' On"
    Released: September 5, 1995
  2. "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
    Released: December 13, 1995
  3. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
    Released: April 30, 1996
  4. "Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"
    Released: October 14, 1996
  5. "Anywhere for You"
    Released: February 24, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

The album was first released in Germany on May 6, 1996 where the group was based at the time.[1][3] It was then released in Switzerland followed by Austria.[4][5]

Track listingEdit

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."We've Got It Goin' On"Denniz PoP, Max Martin, Herbie CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:41
2."Anywhere for You"Gary Baker, Wayne PerryVeit Renn4:42
3."Get Down (You're the One for Me)"Bülent Aris, Toni CotturaAris, Cottura3:52
4."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Albert Manno, Eugene WildeRenn, Timmy Allen4:48
5."Quit Playin' Games (with My Heart)"Martin, CrichlowMartin, Kristian Lundin3:53
6."Boys Will Be Boys"Jolyon Skinner, RennRenn, Mr. Lee[a]4:05
7."Just to Be Close to You"Tim Grant, Michael GrayAllen, Mookie[b]4:49
8."I Wanna Be with You"Denniz PoP, MartinDenniz PoP, Martin4:05
9."Every Time I Close My Eyes"Eric Foster WhiteAllen, Kay Fingers3:55
10."Darlin'"Allen, Nneka MortonAllen5:32
11."Let's Have a Party"Mookie, Dave McPherson, Jeff Sledge, Kenyatta Galbreth, C.J. Trevett, Kenneth Gamble, Leon HuffMookie, Allen[b]3:49
12."Roll with It"Skinner, RennRenn, Mr. Lee[a], Mad Mike[a]4:41
13."Nobody but You"Denniz PoP, Martin, CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:03
Australian collector's edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."I'll Never Break Your Heart" (European radio edit)Manno, Wilde4:25
15."Album Medley (Anywhere for You / I'll Never Break Your Heart / Just to Be Close to You)"Baker, Perry / Manno, Wilde / Grant, Gray4:12
16."Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)" (acoustic version)Martin, Crichlow3:58
17."We've Got It Goin' On" (Markus' Deadly Vocal Hot Mix)Denniz PoP, Martin, Crichlow6:39
18."Don't Leave Me"Sean Combs, Mookie, Alvin Toney, Harry Wayne Casey, Craig Mack, Easy Mo Bee4:22
European edition/Netherlands special edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Don't Leave Me"Combs, Mookie, Toney, Harry Wayne Casey, Mack, Easy Mo Bee4:22
15."We've Got It Goin' On" (Marcus Radio Mix)Denniz PoP, Martin, Crichlow4:32
16."I Wanna Be with You" (Amadin's Club Mix)Denniz PoP, Martin5:24
Japanese edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Lay Down Beside Me"Renn, Skinner5:26
15."Give Me Your Heart"Larry Campbell5:08
United Kingdom special edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Don't Leave Me"Combs, Mookie, Toney, Harry Wayne Casey, Mack, Easy Mo Beee4:22
15."Give Me Your Heart"Larry Campbell5:08
16."Lay Down Beside Me"Renn, Skinner5:26
Limited edition for Spain/Latin America
No.TitleLength
14."Donde Quieras Yo Iré" (Spanish version of "Anywhere for You")4:50
15."Nunca Te Haré Llorar" (Spanish version of "I'll Never Break Your Heart")4:35
Canadian edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We've Got It Goin' On"Denniz PoP, Martin, Crichlow3:41
2."Get Down (You're the One for Me)"Aris, Cottura3:52
3."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Manno, Wilde4:48
4."Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"Martin, Crichlow3:53
5."Boys Will Be Boys"Renn, Skinner4:05
6."Just to Be Close to You"Grant, Gray4:49
7."I Wanna Be with You"Denniz PoP, Martin4:05
8."Every Time I Close My Eyes"White3:55
9."Darlin"Allen, Morton5:32
10."Roll with It"Renn, Skinner4:41
11."Enhanced Section"  
Limited edition for Italy
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Non Puoi Lasciarmi Così" (Italian version of "Quit Playing Games With My Heart")Max Martin, Herbie Crichlow, Antonio GalbiatiMartin, Kristian Lundin3:53
2."We've Got It Goin' On"Denniz PoP, Max Martin, Herbie CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:41
3."Anywhere for You"Gary Baker, Wayne PerryVeit Renn4:42
4."Get Down (You're the One for Me)"Bülent Aris, Toni CotturaAris, Cottura3:52
5."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Albert Manno, Eugene WildeRenn, Timmy Allen4:48
6."Quit Playin' Games (with My Heart)"Martin, CrichlowMartin, Kristian Lundin3:53
7."Boys Will Be Boys"Jolyon Skinner, RennRenn, Mr. Lee[a]4:05
8."Just to Be Close to You"Tim Grant, Michael GrayAllen, Mookie[b]4:49
9."I Wanna Be with You"Denniz PoP, MartinDenniz PoP, Martin4:05
10."Every Time I Close My Eyes"Eric Foster WhiteAllen, Kay Fingers3:55
11."Darlin'"Allen, Nneka MortonAllen5:32
12."Let's Have a Party"Mookie, Dave McPherson, Jeff Sledge, Kenyatta Galbreth, C.J. Trevett, Kenneth Gamble, Leon HuffMookie, Allen[b]3.50
13."Roll with It"Skinner, RennRenn, Mr. Lee[a], Mad Mike[a]4:41
14."Nobody but You"Denniz PoP, Martin, CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:03
Alternate European edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."We've Got It Goin' On"Denniz PoP, Max Martin, Herbie CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:41
2."Anywhere for You"Gary Baker, Wayne PerryVeit Renn4:42
3."Get Down (You're the One for Me)"Bülent Aris, Toni CotturaAris, Cottura3:52
4."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Albert Manno, Eugene WildeRenn, Timmy Allen4:48
5."Quit Playin' Games (with My Heart)"Martin, CrichlowMartin, Kristian Lundin3:53
6."Boys Will Be Boys"Jolyon Skinner, RennRenn, Mr. Lee[a]4:05
7."Just to Be Close to You"Tim Grant, Michael GrayAllen, Mookie[b]4:49
8."I Wanna Be with You"Denniz PoP, MartinDenniz PoP, Martin4:05
9."Every Time I Close My Eyes"Eric Foster WhiteAllen, Kay Fingers3:55
10."Darlin'"Allen, Nneka MortonAllen5:32
11."Let's Have a Party"Mookie, Dave McPherson, Jeff Sledge, Kenyatta Galbreth, C.J. Trevett, Kenneth Gamble, Leon HuffMookie, Allen[b]3.50
12."Nobody but You"Denniz PoP, Martin, CrichlowDenniz PoP, Martin3:03
B-sides/Unreleased songs
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tell Me That I'm Dreaming"Lou J. Pearlman4:47
2."I'll Never Find Someone Like You"Gary Baker, Wayne Perry4:23
3."Happy Valentine" 3:30
4."Roll with It" (radio edit)Renn, Skinner3:35
5."By My Side" 2:55
6."End of the Road"Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons5:50
Sample credits
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies remix and additional production
  • ^[b] signifies co-production

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[35] 3× Platinum 180,000^
Australia (ARIA)[36] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[37] 3× Platinum 150,000*
Belgium (BEA)[38] Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[39] Platinum 250,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[40] Diamond 1,000,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[41] Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[43] Gold 21,930[42]
France (SNEP)[45] Gold 100,000[44]
Germany (BVMI)[46] Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[47] Platinum 20,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[48] Gold 100,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[49] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[50] Platinum 15,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[51] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[52] Platinum 100,000*
Sweden (GLF)[54] Platinum 100,000[53]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[55] 3× Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[56] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Country Release date
Europe May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)
Canada September 2, 1996 (1996-09-02)
United Kingdom October 1, 1996 (1996-10-01)

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