Uplifting footage shows the moment a
The funny moment started when one passenger played the Backstreet Boys hit, ‘I want it that way’, on speakerphone.
Suddenly, the New Yorkers overcame their ofThen all of a sudden everyone started joining in and people on the subway began to record the musical effort.
Heartwarming footage shows the moment New York City subway passengers burst into song together on a train ride on Sunday. The passenger above started playing the Backstreet Boys hit ‘I want it that way’ on his phone and everyone in the carriage joined in
One of the passengers, Joel Wertheimer, posted a clip of the singing on
He wrote: ‘Had a really tough week and tonight I was the subway and some guy walks between train cars, shirtless, bumping a speaker.
‘I wasn’t in the mood for Showtime particularly. But sometimes people and life surprise you and a little magic happens.’
Once the song started, it wasn’t long before all passengers on the subway carriage were singing along
Other passengers started to record the uplifting moment on the phone on Sunday
The footage garnered plenty of reaction on Twitter who said it was an ‘unusual’ occurrence in New York City but equally touching.
One called Maims wrote: ‘Part of what makes NYC special. Easy to hate it but also easy to love it!’
Another claimed: ‘I used to feel public music was really intrusive. A friend told me they loved it, it’s like I’m in a movie and this is the soundtrack.’
One of the passengers, Joel Wertheimer, posted a clip of the singing on Twitter , which has been viewed 1.1 million times
‘I want it that way’ was one of the Backstreet Boys’ greatest hits, going platinum and topping the US Billboard Hot 100 charts
‘That shift changed it for me. Even if I’m in a lousy mood, happy music has a certain irony.’
Maria Hinojosa wrote: ‘Perfect. Everybody from different places and we all get along. That’s how we New Yorkers do.’
Sergio P also claimed: ‘Seeing complete strangers, of all different races and backgrounds, bonding together in this fashion puts the biggest smile on my face.’
The Backstreet Boys, made up of Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Howie Dorough, recently celebrated their 26th year together despite Richardson leaving the band briefly to pursue other interests.
The Backstreet Boys’ world tour in support of their new album, DNA, kicked off last May in Portugal.