It’s Gonna Be Me

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY! And happy MAY!! In honour of it being May, I’m tuning it back to the song that inspired one of the biggest memes, “It’s Gonna Be Me” by *NSYNC. Enjoy!

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2000

TRIVIA: Following the release of the video, dolls like those portrayed by the band were created, with strings attached as a reference to the group’s smash hit video “Bye Bye Bye”.

Throughout the song, Justin Timberlake pronounces the word “me” such that it sounds more like “May.” This oddity has led to an internet craze in which memes of Timberlake’s face above the inscription “It’s Gonna Be May!” are shared on the internet by numerous users every 30 April (including President Barack Obama). When asked about why he pronounced “me” in that manner, he replied producer Martin had asked him to sing the word in that way, as he probably wanted Timberlake to sound like he was from Tennessee.

See you next Tuesday!

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