TRL Stats

Backstreet Boys have made numerous appearances on the MTV TRL countdown from 1998-2008. View their stats on the countdown and read details from the show.

TRL Countdown

I’ll Never Break Your Heart
Debut: September 19, 1998 at #1
Retired: Never
Days on the countdown: 44
Days at #1: 14

All I Have To Give
Debut: November 17, 1998 at #2
Retired: March 3, 1999 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 32

I Want It That Way
Debut: May 6, 1999 at #8
Retired: August 5, 1999 at #1
Days on the Countdown: 65
Days at #1: 47

Larger Than Life
Debut: September 14, 1999 at #1
Retired: December 13, 1999 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 57

Show Me The Meaning (Of Being Lonely)
Debut: January 4, 2000 at #1
Retired: April 2, 2000 at #2
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 21

The One
Debut: May 5, 2000 at #3
Retired: August 18, 2000 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 5

Shape of My Heart
Debut: October 10, 2000 at #1
Retired: January 17, 2001 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 61
Shape of My Heart holds the record for most days at #1.

The Call
Debut: January 18, 2001 at #1
Retired: April 30, 2001 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 54

More Than That
Debut: May 15, 2001 at #1
Retired: August 17, 2001 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 34

Drowning
Debut: October 30, 2001 at #4
Retired: February 26, 2002 at #1
Days on the countdown: 65
Days at #1: 41

Incomplete
Debut: May 3, 2005 at #8
Retired: Never
Days on the countdown: 10
Days at #1: Never

DID YOU KNOW?

On September 14, 1998 MTV launched a new music video countdown show called Total Request Live. Also known as TRL. Fans could call in or vote online for their favorite music videos.

Backstreet Boys were constantly featured on the show from 1998-2005 with their music videos and numerous appearances. Nine of their music videos were retired from the countdown. TRL had a limit of how long a video could be on the countdown.

On May 16, 1999, two days before the release of their album “Millennium,” TRL aired a live special to celebrate the release. Times Square in NYC had to be shut down due to the thousands of fans that stood outside of the MTV studios.

During another appearance on the show in September 2000 once again thousands of fans were outside the MTV studios to get a glimpse of the group. MTV was forced to close their blinds in the studio. It didn’t stop BSB from walking over to the windows to look outside at the crowd. 

“Shape of My Heart” holds the record for the most days at number 1 on the countdown. The video spent 61 days out 65 at number 1. Which beat their previous record with “Larger Than Life”. Which spent 57 days at number 1. 

In 2003 TRL had their own award show and BSB were given the award Sneak Attack. This was for an interview they had done in October 2001. The guys pretended to do their interview via satellite. They were actually at the studios and surprised the fans.

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