The late ’90′s wouldn’t have been complete for me without the Backstreet Boys. I was obsessed with them, and actually attended a concert of theirs in Iowa City. I was in seventh grade, and my mom surprised me with tickets after school on the day of the concert! When I was searching for a song from the 1990′s, I couldn’t resist revisisting one of the songs I used to think was the best song in the world. This week’s song is a rewrite the Backstreet Boys Thriller wanna-be Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).
In the middle of the original song, many different questions are asked, so that is how this became an opportunity to practice answering yes and no questions. In the chorus of the song there is a place to insert the child’s name, a great way to gain attention or let a child know it is their turn in a group. The first part of the verse provides the sequence of asking and answering questions, and the second half is where any yes or no question can be inserted.
This song could easily be utilized live in sessions with piano accompaniment. It is a simple two-bar phrase that loops the entire song. I am working on notating the riff I used, and hope to share it with you soon!