I don't want to be with anyone else; I only want to be with you. I've never felt this way about anyone before. I feel like I'm floating, like my heart is skipping, like my mouth will never stop smiling. I love talking to you; I feel like I could tell you anything. I love the way that you respect my opinions, even when they differ from your own. I love the way that I feel special whenever you're around. It feels like there's no one else in the room. I love how you look into my eyes and I feel like I can see into the depths of your soul.
In the United States , "I Want It That Way" was one of Backstreet Boys' most successful singles, it opened at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 24, 1999 and after nine weeks it reached and peaked at number 6,   staying there for eight non-consecutive weeks, also breaking the record for most radio station adds in its first week with 165, it didn't chart higher because the track was not released as a commercially available single during the height of its popularity, thus, the song wasn’t able to go any higher than No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, which then combined only airplay and sales data to determine the week’s most popular songs in the US.  It also reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts, where it stayed for ten non consecutive weeks.  On the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart the single debuted at number 30 the week of April 24, 1999 and reached the top of the chart after twelve weeks , it set a record for most weeks at number one.   [ citation needed ] Additionally, it reached number one on the Radio Songs chart for three weeks from July 17, 1999 to July 31, 1999.  In United Kingdom , "I Want It That Way" debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart the week of the May 15, 1999 and became the band's first and only number-one single.   The song was also the 15th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 423,300 copies. In 2008 the song was featured on the compilation album The Best of Now That's What I Call Music! 10th Anniversary and then in 2017 it served as the closing track for the compilation album Now That's What I Call 90s Pop .