"Bye Bye Bye," one of *NSYNC's most renowned pop songs, just turned exactly 20 years old this January 11!
The five-piece American boy band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their hit by posting a snippet of it on their Facebook page. It ain't no lie for sure, so '90s kids out there, feel old yet?
To happily hop in to this momentous anniversary celebration, we're here to hit you with the truth as we give you a dose of some cool facts about this *NSYNC song which you can check out below:
- The song "Bye Bye Bye" was the carrier single for their third studio album No Strings Attached.
- It was written and produced by Kristian Lundin and Jake Schulze as part of Cheiron Productions. It also has some additional writing by Andreas Carlsson.
- The boy band has admitted that it's really a love song, but it's more of kissing somebody goodbye after they hurt and burned you. Although that person still wants you back, you can't forgive the person and make up with them anymore.
- During the week of January 29, 2000, "Bye Bye Bye" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #42. It peaked at #4.
- They performed it live during the American Music Awards in year 2000.
- One of the most interesting elements of this single is its iconic official music video. Directed by Wayne Isham, it features Justin, JC, Chris, Joey, and Lance becoming puppets being controlled by an evil puppetress. They try to escape from her freaky domination and the result is one action-packed video.
- The overly controlling girl and puppetress was played by model Kim Smith. She drove a silver BMW Z3 during that epic car chase scene.
- The legendary "Bye Bye Bye" choreography, which became wildly popular during the 2000s, was from Darrin Dewitt Henson.
- British-Irish boy band The Wanted made a parody of "Bye Bye Bye" for the music video of their song "Walks Like Rihanna."
- The "Bye Bye Bye" music video on YouTube now has over 214 million views as of this writing.
Do you still listen to this song from *NSYNC? Tell us in the comments!