''I literally learned the lyrics of ''As Long As You Love Me'' the day we shot the video. I actually was supposed to sing the bridge that Brian sings — the verses were supposed to be Brian and Nick, and then me on the bridge, because that was the formula — but I had strep throat, and Max Martin was pressured for time. So he was like, ''Look, I can’t wait another day. Unless AJ can come in tomorrow, we’ve got to get somebody on the bridge''. So the song got cut, mastered, and put on the album, and it became the single.'' - AJ McLean
''I really think ''As Long As You Love Me'' is like ''Quit Playing Games'' on steroids, as that big group song. ''Quit Playing Games'' had such a melodic melody, easy listening to it — that’s really where ''As Long As You Love Me'' came from, when you listen to sounds and the guitars and keyboards and the chord structure. It’s very, very similar. Max Martin is a genius with the same four chords.'' - Brian Littrell
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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