One Direction’s “I Want It That Way” Cover Is Backstreet Boys-Approved

One Direction have been performing some live cover requests during their tour, recently doing Celine Dion‘s iconic “My Heart Will Go On,” and a few days prior taking on Backstreet Boys‘ classic “I Want It That Way.” BSB member Howie Dorough initially tweeted out his thanks to 1D for the tribute, before actually having heard their take on his group’s song. But now the Boys have heard it, and Howie told MTV News “they did a good job on it.”

“It’s nice to see groups like that pay homage to us. We definitely paid homage to groups in the earlier days that we admired like Boyz II Men, Color Me Badd, Shai, New Edition,” Howie said. “So it’s cool. I think they did a great job. It seemed like it went over really well.”

Check 1D’s BSB cover after the jump.