The Backstreet Boys began the second hour of the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards by paying a cappella homage to such Motown vocal groups as The Temptations and Boyz II Men during their intro to "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely."After singing snippets of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and "I'll Make Love To You" on a barren stage, the Backstreet Boys made their way to a cluster of stools, where they sat down and crooned through the rest of "Show Me," displaying the kind of cool charisma that has earned them a place in the hearts of teenage girls (and women) across the world. But Rock quickly kicked things into high gear by bringing out his Crazy Brown Trucker Band for a riff-heavy reading of "Bawitadaba" as Joe C. stalked across the stage and led the audience through the chant-like chorus. Kid Rock closed out the second hour of the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards with another history lesson (of sorts), capping off the medley with a drive-thru of Grand Funk Railroad's
"We're An American Band," a song which hit number one on the singles chart some 27 years ago.
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