Backstreet Boys Earn First Pop Songs Chart Hit Since 2007 With 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'


The boy band extends its span on the chart to a record 22 years & six months.

Backstreet Boys are back on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart, as “Don't Go Breaking My Heart” debuts at No. 32 on the list dated June 2.

The band earns its first entry on the ranking since 2007, when “Inconsolable” reached No. 34 that October.

BSB's new hit is its 19th overall on Pop Songs, dating to its first, the No. 35-peaking “We've Got It Goin' On,” in November 1995. The group extends its span appearing on Pop Songs to a record 22 years and six months, narrowly passing Madonna's stretch 22 years and four months, from 1992 to 2015.

The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 (and in 2017 celebrated its 25th anniversary), measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel 158 mainstream top 40 stations.

Backstreet Boys boast nine Pop Songs top 10s, including the No. 1s “I Want It That Way” (for two weeks in 1999) and “Show Me the Meaning Being Lonely” (one week in 2000). The band also reached No. 2 with “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” in 1997 and No. 3 with “As Long as You Love Me” in 1998.

The new single follows BSB's last album, In a World Like This, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, marking the group's ninth top 10 (encompassing its entire output). The act has sold 31.3 million albums to date in the U.S., the 24th-best total among all artists since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

All charts will update on Wednesday (May 30).