Backstreet Boys performed their hit song while social distancing for fans.
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As we're all cooped up and staying indoors during these crazy times, musicians are entertaining fans with virtual concerts.

Even the Backstreet Boys got in on the fun and hooked up fans with an impeccable performance of "I Want It That Way" for iHeart Radio's living room concert series. The throwback jam was just what fans needed to warm their hearts during a stressful time. 

Even though we are all bored at home, these musicians and celebrities know how to keep us entertained.

The '90s boy band sounded so good all these years later.

The 1999 jam was just what fans needed to lift their spirits. The band wrote in an Instagram caption, "Honored we could be part of this incredible event ❤️ Thank you @iHeartRadio @foxtv! #iHeartConcertOnFox."

Even though they weren't together physically, their voices blended together as good as ever.

They performed virtually alongside Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, and more.


The Living Room concert series hosted by iHeart Radio featured some big-name musicians. All of the performances are now available on Fox's website. 

"We’ll be doing an at home performance on @foxtv this Sunday alongside some talented and inspiring artists! Excited to be part of this @iHeartRadio Living Room Concert for America to benefit medical workers during this difficult time Tune in at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT ❤️ #iHeartConcertOnFOX."

This was the reunion we've all been waiting for.

Even though we are in trying times with everyone isolated from one another, this was a major silver lining and the reunion we've been waiting for. One fan tweeted, "Backstreet Boys just popped up on my feed singing, 'I want it that way' individually from their homes in quarantine.....I KNEW EVERY CLOUD HAD A SILVER LINING!!!!"

The former boy band are more like the Backstreet Dads now.

The boy band were just teenagers when they rose to stardom in the '90s. Now they're typical 40-something dads — who have the voices of angels. "Backstreet Boys (now Backstreet Dads) singing 'I want it that way' from their various homes. It's beautiful," one fan tweeted.

This isn't exactly how we imagined a reunion would look.

No one could have predicted this. People who were Backstreet Boys fans back in the day are reminiscing about that era. "Trying to picture if someone had told me in college: 'In twenty years, you will be watching the Backstreet Boys perform in their homes while quarantined from a plague that was worsened by the response of President Donald Trump...'"

There is absolutely no shame in having a home jam session to this iconic bop.

Sorry to our neighbors and working family members, this is necessary. "I did not realize how much I needed this right now... Yes, I am singing at the TOP of my lungs at my TV (sorry neighbors)," one fan tweeted.

Watch the whole performance here.

All of the band members (Brian Littrell in Atlanta, AJ McLean in Los Angeles, Nick Carter in Las Vegas, Kevin Richardson with his two sons in Los Angeles, and Howie Dorough in Orlando) sang and jammed out to air instruments in the four-minute video. The event was hosted by Elton John and benefitted the medical professionals working on the frontlines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.