Throwback Thursday ‘Bye Bye Bye’ by NSYNC (2000)
Guess what, you guys? No Strings Attached is turning 20! Can you believe?
No Strings Attached came out on March 21, 2000, and I ran to Target right after school to get my copy and then had to wait for the whole drive home to listen to it because we didn't have a CD player in the car. The struggle was so real.
Anyway, back to "Bye Bye Bye".
Fun fact, "Bye Bye Bye" was actually offered to another boy band first. 5ive turned it down, so NSYNC got the song.
" Bye Bye Bye" was the first single off of the album, No Strings Attached. It was the group's second album in the states and first album after parting ways with their manager, Lou Pearlman.
The music video was featured on MTV's Making the Video, so the audience got to see how all the special effects happened like that rotating room!
According to Wikipedia, "The video reached #1 on TRL for 25 straight days, second only to "U Drive Me Crazy", which made it to 26 straight days at #1."
The song was obviously a huge hit and it showed on the charts. Wikipedia states, " The single peaked at #4 in April 2000 for two consecutive weeks. On the Mainstream Top 40 chart, the song reached number one on March 4, 2000, and stayed at the top of the chart for ten weeks, making it one of the songs with most weeks at number one on that chart. The song was the most added pop single to radio channels of all time, being added to over 200 radio stations in the first week alone. The record was previously held by rivals the Backstreet Boys."
For all you NSYNCers out there, Lance is doing an interview every day this week with his bandmates on his podcast, The Daily Popcast with Lance Bass, to celebrate the anniversary. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.