NSYNC’s comeback single is more than just another nostalgia trip!
If you’re like a lot of ’90s and early 2000s kids, then the thought of NSYNC returning is enough to make your heart skip a beat. The iconic boy band was one of the biggest names in music during this time period, selling millions of records and becoming beloved by fans all over the world. Now after sixteen long years, they’ve come back together for an epic single — an event that has everyone talking, wondering if today’s generation will appreciate their sound as much as we did back then. But why does their return really matter? How can something so seemingly insignificant make such an immense impact? Not only did we buy into to all the merchandise, tours, posters but most of us remember the music. Here’s our take on the best.
“Bye Bye Bye” released in 2000
NSYNC’s hit single “Bye Bye Bye” was released in 2000 and quickly became a global sensation. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since become an iconic pop song of the early 2000s. The accompanying music video features the group performing choreographed dance moves in a futuristic-looking set, which further helped to solidify its status as one of NSYNC’s most memorable songs.
“Tearin’ Up My Heart” released in 1997
One of NSYNC’s earliest hits was their 1997 single “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” The track reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since become an iconic pop/dance track of the late 90s era. Its infectious beat combined with its memorable chorus made it an instant classic that continues to be played today.
“It’s Gonna Be Me” released in 2000
Another one of NSYNC’s biggest hits is “It’s Gonna Be Me,” which was released in 2000 and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is known for its catchy chorus and upbeat production, making it one of the group’s most popular singles. It also earned them a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2001.
“Gone” released in 2001
The most memorable ballad entry on our list is “Gone,” which was released in 2002 as part of NSYNC’s third studio album Celebrity. This mid-tempo ballad showcases each member’s vocal talents perfectly while also delivering emotionally charged lyrics about heartbreak and loss. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while also being certified platinum by RIAA for selling over 1 Million units.
“Pop” released in 2001
Released in 2001, “Pop” is another hit single from N’Sync that showcased their impressive vocal harmonies and dance moves alike. Despite being considered somewhat edgy for their time, it still managed to peak at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while also being certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 500 thousand copies in the US alone. This track continues to be appreciated by fans around the world today due to its timeless appeal.
“I Want You Back” released in 1998
N’Sync’s 1998 single “I Want You Back” is yet another classic track that helped establish them as one of pop music’s biggest acts at that time. Peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, this song remains a fan favorite due to its nostalgic feel, as well as its infectious melodies. It also marked their first collaboration with producer Max Martin, who would go on to produce many more hit tracks for them throughout their career.