"Bigger" is the second single from the Backstreet Boys seventh studio album, This Is Us. The song was co-written and produced by collaborator and producer Max Martin. The band stated that the song was one of their best hits since "I Want It That Way", a song written and produced by Martin for the band in 1998.


 [hide*1 Background and composition

Background and composition[edit]Edit

"Bigger" was written by Max MartinJohan Schuster and Tiffany Amber, while produced by Martin and Shellback. It was recorded by Al Clay at Conway Studios in Los Angeles, California, and by Martin and Shellback at Maratone Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was mixed at Mixstar Studios by Serban GheneaAudio engineering was done by John Hanes, while assisted by Tim Roberts. Shellback played the guitarbass guitar and drums, and Martin played the keyboards.[1] When asked about the track, A.J. McLean said:

"We met with him while we were touring the last record just to see if he was even interested. Obviously he's busy with Pink and Kelly Clarkson and people like that. He sent us a track called 'Bigger' and we loved it - it's like the new 'I Want It That Way'. He's one of the reasons why we've had the hits that we've had."[2]

Music video[edit]Edit

The music video, directed by Frank Borin, was filmed in TokyoJapan, on October 2, 2009,[3] during a mini-tour there to promote their album This Is Us. It premiered worldwide at the official Backstreet Boys website on November 2, 2009.[4] Nadia Mendonza of The Sun said, "In the video, the quartet can be seen strutting their stuff against the backdrop of busy capital city Tokyo. The lads look in their element as they enjoy a traditional feast in a restaurant with a host of Japanese women dressed as maids. And despite having been in showbiz for almost two decades, they prove they're still just big kids with a game of karaoke."[5]

Track listing[edit]Edit

  • Digital download[6]
  1. "Bigger" - 3:15
  • iTunes Single[7]
  1. "Bigger" — 3:15
  2. "Straight Through My Heart" (Dave Aude Club) — 6:39
  • iTunes Digital EP[8]
  1. "Bigger" — 3:15
  2. "Straight Through My Heart" (Jason Nevins Mixshow Remix) — 5:35
  3. "On Without You" — 3:36
  4. "Bigger" (Video) — 3:22
  • CD single
  1. "Bigger" — 3:17
  2. "Bigger (Instrumental)" — 3:16


Charts (2009) Peak


Japan (Japan Hot 100)[9] 69
Taiwan (Taiwan Top 10)[10] 1
United States (AOL Music)[11][12] 1
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 56
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