I’d walk halfway around the world
For just one kiss from you
Far beyond the call of love
The sun, the stars, the moon
Can you believe that “Anywhere For You” was released 23 years ago? That’s right, on February 24, 1997, the Backstreet Boys released the song as the fifth single from their international debut (also known as the red album).
The song was written by the legendary Gary Baker, who Kevin and Brian recently inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and Wayne Perry. Gary has written some of most beautiful songs over the last 30 years, including “I Swear,” which was a pop hit for All-4-One and a country hit for John Michael Montgomery.
And let’s not forget he gave us two of the best ballads from “Millennium,” “Back to Your Heart” and “No One Else Comes Close.”
Pretty much, Gary Baker should write every Backstreet Boys song. There, I said it.
Since today is the 23rd anniversary of “Anwhere For You,” let’s look back at their Top 5 performances of the song.
Most people, especially in America, will recognize this as the performance from the “All Access” VHS tape that was released in 1998.
This performance of “Anywhere For You” is also from 1997, but from a television show and is a little different than the previous one.
The clip begins with the boys singing “Anywhere For You” in Spanish with a quick little interview. Then goes into a full performance of the song in one of the earliest clips of the boys singing the song.
In 2017 when the Backstreet Boys began their Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, they performed “Anywhere For You” in the show. The song didn’t last the entire two years that they played in Vegas, but it was a surprise for a lot of fans.
This is a hella old video and the quality isn’t as good, but still so good. Does that make sense? It’s the boys in their rarest form – young, wanting to be huge stars, and singing a ballad that they do so well.