“dun dun dun, dun dun dun” was a fart.
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AJ McClean took to the Backstreet Boys TikTok account and shared the story of the secret stink.
“When we were doing the song ‘The Call,’ we were all in the studio recording our parts.”
“Howie was singing his harmony ‘ha ha ha, ha ha ha’ and ‘blurrrrp.’ Howie literally broke the wind. Right in the tone. Right in the beat. And Max Martin thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard and decided it was too good to press. on Delete.
“He literally put it in the song, the final mix you’ve all heard for the past 20 years. It’s mixed musically like a bass sound or a synth sound. Howie’s gas is a piece of genius musical.”
This TikTok wasn’t the first time the Backstreet Boys talked about their little hidden toot.
“I’m sure there was a lot of drinking at the time. It’s one of those kinds of things… Everyone at that age, especially Nick [Carter] — was constantly passing gas, being just young 20-year-old guys doing stuff in guys’ locker rooms. And coincidentally, I got in the booth, I was breathing very hard singing my part, and I guess some extra air came out. It made everyone laugh, and Max decided to take that and sample it and make it the ‘dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun.'”
So there you have it: The “dun dun dun, dun dun dun” is actually a heinie hiccup.