James Corden has been pretty vocal about his undying love for boy bands. He even formed one himself with the help of Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson on an episode of The Late Late Show. Most recently, though, he's been on a mission to bring back the boy bands of the past instead of trying to form new ones.
"I care about this more than anything else on the planet, OK? Because we are bringing back boy bands," Corden said last night on The Late Late Show. "I'm talking proper boy bands. Five guys together. I'm talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one, and the maverick who refused to play by the rules, all living together in some weird mansion in Orlando."
Corden admits that boy bands do still exist, but the boy bands of today look nothing like the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC or O-Town of yesterday.
"Now, they just stand on stage wearing skinny jeans and Vans sneakers, and some of them, some of them even have the audacity to pick up instruments," he said. "That is not what I want in a boy band. I want matching outfits, synchronized dancing, and WAY over budget music videos. That's why boy bands, we're bringing you back."
He then unveiled that he wasn't kidding. "Let's bring back the top-selling boy band of all time — the Backstreet Boys!"
And out they came on stage, engulfed in smoke and lights to perform "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." And, if you thought things couldn't get any better than that, you'd be wrong, because James Corden joins in and there is, in fact, synchronized dancing.
You can check out The Late Late Show performance below. If you'd like to see these guys in person, the Backstreet Boys are doing a Larger Than Life residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas starting in March.