The Backstreet Boys joined in with another of Jimmy Fallon's traditions on Thursday, when they sang their 1999 hit "I Want It That Way" for his classroom instruments segment.
Joined by The Roots, the show's in-house band, the group, which includes Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough, performed a version of the song aided by a xylophone, maracas and a tambourine.
Fallon has done this segment numerous times before, including bringing on artists Idina Menzel for "Let It Go," Ed Sheeran on "The Shape of You,",= and Robin Thicke for "Blurred Lines."
According to People, this appearance isn't a coincidence, as the band recently released their newest single in the last five years, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." The Backstreet Boys celebrated their 25th anniversary on April 20. They tweeted hopes for the future:
On April 20th, 1993 we became the Backstreet Boys. If you would have told us that 25 years later we would still be making music together, we would have never believed you. Thank you #BSBArmy ❤ Who’s ready for another 25 years? #KTBSPA #BSB25 pic.twitter.com/105aaPNxur
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) April 20, 2018
According to People, Brian Littrell told them, "I want to create new memories. We’ve been singing the same songs for almost 25 years. It’s not that we’re not excited to sing our old hits, but we want to grow, too. We don’t want to be stuck in what was. We want to continue to grow with our fans.”