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    Jun 29, 2020

    People Are Just Finding Out There's A Fart In A Popular Backstreet Boys Song And It's Been There For 20 Years

    "dun dun dun, dun dun dun" was a fart.

    Inarguable truth: The Backstreet Boys have the best discography out of any boy band in history.

    From "Shape of My Heart"...

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    ...to "Quit Playing Games with My Heart"...

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    ...to the underrated "Incomplete."

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    Their discography is stacked.

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    One of their more underrated songs, "The Call," is in the spotlight again because there is a literal fart in it.

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    AJ McClean went on the Backstreet Boys TikTok account and told the story about the secret stinker.

    Apparently Howie from the @backstreetboys farted while recording “The Call” and Max Martin turned it into a sound in the song. This changed the “gotta go” line for me 🤣

    "When we were making the song 'The Call,' we were all in the studio recording our parts."

    "Howie was singing his harmony 'ha ha ha, ha ha ha' and 'blurrrrp.' Howie literally broke wind. Right in key. Right on the beat. And Max Martin thought it was the funniest thing he ever heard and decided it was too good to press delete."

    "He literally put it in the song, the final mix you have all heard for the last 20 years. It's mixed in musically as either a bass sound or synth sound. Howie's gas is a piece of musical genius."

    This TikTok wasn't the first time the Backstreet Boys talked about their little hidden toot.

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    In a 2017 interview with Billboard, Howie told his side of the story:

    "I’m sure there were a lot of beverages consumed back in the day. It’s one of those kind of things... Everybody at that age — especially Nick [Carter] — was constantly passing gas, just being young 20-year-old guys doing guy locker room kind of stuff. And coincidentally, I got in the booth, was breathing in really heavily singing my part, and I guess some extra air kind of came out. It made everybody laugh, and Max decided to take that and sample it to turn it into the 'dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun.'"

    So, there you have it: The "dun dun dun, dun dun dun" is actually a heinie hiccup.

    "The Call" will never be the same.

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