The Backstreet Boys’ hilarious revelation – their famous song features a fart

2017-08-16 15:06

It has to be the best kept secret of all time.

And now, 17 years later, the Backstreet Boys have finally given the rest of the world a whiff of their stinky secret: one of their famous songs features a fart from band member Howie Dorough.

The hilarious revelation was made during an anniversary interview with Billboard (2017 marks 20 years since the release of their self-entitled album, Backstreet Boys).

A.J McLean chose to break it to fans that The Call, the song they’ve been singing and listening to for nearly two decades, features a fart.

“When we were in the studio with Max (producer Max Martin)  making the song, Howie was in the booth and we were doing that vocal break down, ‘dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun’,” A.J explained.

“Max gave Howie his harmony, and I think he was just putting so much air into the vocal that as he was singing, he went ‘dun, dun’ and he farted – but he farted not only on the beat, but in key.

“So Max tweaked it and made it sound like one of his patented bass sounds and it stayed on the record.”

And just like that, a catchy song was born – fart and all.

When asked about it, Howie initially wanted to keep mum, but eventually admitted he did pass gas while recording The Call.

“I’m sure there were a lot of beverages consumed back in the day. Everybody at that age — especially Nick (Carter) — was constantly passing gas, just being young 20-year-old guys doing guy-locker-room kind of stuff.

“And coincidentally, I got in the booth, was breathing in really heavily singing my part, and I guess some extra air kind of came out. It made everybody laugh, and Max decided to take that and sample it to turn it into the "dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun."

A.J shared the hilarious revelation on Twitter. And fans loved it.

If you also want to attempt to find where the fart in the song is, take a listen here:


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