Comeback: Never Gone 2005-2006


After a three-year hiatus, their new hit single, “Incomplete“, was released to radio stations on March 28, 2005 and quickly became the #1 most requested song in top markets in both U.S. and overseas]. The drastic style change drew negative criticism from magazines such as Rolling Stone (who gave the album only 1 star) who thought they should have stayed true to their traditional pop sound. Fans did, however, applaud their effort on the album.

On June 14, 2005, the Backstreet Boys released their comeback album Never Gone, which they spent more than a year recording. The album debuted at #3 on the U.S. chart with substantial first week sales of 291,000 copies, including #1 debuts in Japan, Pakistan, Germany, India, Chile, Brazil and Korea. In that year Brian Littrell scored a #1 hit on the US Christian Charts with the single “In Christ Alone”. The Backstreet Boys began the first leg of their Never Gone Tour in July in West Palm Beach, Florida. This would be the group’s first Australian tour.

Never Gone was certified platinum in the US and four singles were released from the album. Their first single “Incomplete”, the second single was “Just Want You To Know”, the third singles were: “Crawling Back To You” for the US and “I Still…” (international). Never Gone has sold over 3 Million copies worldwide

Track Listing of Album Never Gone :

1. Incomplete

2. Just Want You To Know

3. Crawling Back To You

4. Weird World

5. I Still…

6. Poster Girl

7. Lose It All

8. Climbing The Walls

9. My Beautiful Woman

10. Safest Place To Hide

11. Siberia

12. Never Gone