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Welcome to this I Want It That Way Guitar Tutorial by Backstreet Boys!
This is a huge 90’s throwback, it may be a fairly cheesy pop song, but the flatpicking riff is actually a lot of fun to play! So give it a shot.

Big thanks to Eric Ben for his vocals on this track, check out his Youtube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/ericbengayomali

Enjoy! Like this #iwantitthatway video by #backstreetboys and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave Tran (Your online guitar teacher 😁)


TABS/CHORDS

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            CAPO ON 2ND FRET
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[INTRO RIFF]
   Em                C     G
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-----1p0---|-----1-------3---|
G|-------0-------0-|-----------0---0-|
D|---2-----2-------|---2-----0-------| 
A|-----------------|-3---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------3---------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
   D D U U D U   U   D D U D D D U U

[VERSE RIFF]
   Em                C     G
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-----1p0---|-----1-------3---|
G|-------0-------0-|-----------0---0-|
D|---2-----2-------|---2-----0-------|  x3
A|-----------------|-3---------------|
E|-0---------------|-------3---------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
   D D U U D U   U   D D U D D D U U

   Em                D     G
e|-----------------|-2-----3---------|
B|-----0-----1p0---|-3-----3---------|
G|-------0-------0-|-2-----0---------|
D|---2-----2-------|-0-----0---------|  
A|-----------------|-------2---------|
E|-0---------------|-------3---------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   
   D D U U D U   U

[Verse]
     Em     C G
You are my fire
     Em    C G
The one desire
     Em      C  G
Believe when I say
Em          D   G
I want it that way
    Em      C   G      Em
But we are two worlds apart
       C    G        Em
Can't reach to your heart
      C   G
When you say
     Em         D    G
That I want it that way

[Chorus]
         C
Tell me why
                    D     Em
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
         C
Tell me why
                    D    Em
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
         C
Tell me why
               D        G
I never wanna hear you say
Em         D    G
I want it that way

[Verse]
   Em     C G
Am I your fire
     Em     C G
Your one desire
      Em        C    G
Yes I know it's too late
    Em         D    G
But I want it that way

[Chorus]
         C
Tell me why
                    D    Em
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
         C
Tell me why
                    D   Em
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
         C
Tell me why
               D        G
I never wanna hear you say
Em         B
I want it that way

[Bridge]
Em                         D 
Now I can see that we're falling apart
          C                  Am    D
From the way that it used to be, yeah
     Em  
No matter the distance
  D 
I want you to know
      C                  D
That deep down inside of me...

[Verse]
    C      D Em
You are my fire
    C     D Em
The one desire
     C
You are
             D        G     Em       D        
You are, you are, you are  (I want it....)

[Chorus]
D                   
  Don't wanna hear you (say)
D                    E   F#m 
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
D                    E  F#m                
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
D              E        A      
I never wanna hear you say
F#m        E    A
I want it that way

[Chorus]
         D
Tell me why
                    E    F#m
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
         D
Tell me why
                    E  F#m
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
         D
Tell me why
               E        A
I never wanna hear you say
F#m        E    A
I want it that way
         D
Tell me why
                    E    F#m
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
                    E  F#m
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
         D
Tell me why
               E        A
I never wanna hear you say
F#m        E    A
I want it that way
      F#m         E    A
Cause, I want it that way