Justin Timberlake Wants to Remind You: It's Gonna Be May!

'N Sync boy-bander's "It's Gonna Be Me" lyric has provided helpful meme since 2000

By Rebecca Macatee Apr 30, 2014 6:52 PMTags
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It's April 30, y'all, which means...It's gonna be May!

Justin Timberlake's been reminding us about the fifth month of the calendar year since 2000 when 'N Sync released their hit song "It's Gonna Be Me."

This pop classic—the second single from the guys' No Strings Attached album—doesn't actually contain any seasonal references, but young, 19-year-old (!) Justin's delivery of, "it's gonna be me," was misheard (or perhaps mocked?) by the mainstream.

Because J.T. wasn't always the stylish, suit and tie-wearing gentleman we know him as today, it's kind of fun to look back at when he first sang this lyric.

The memes speak for themselves, but it's pretty clear Justin had a ways to go before his Tom Ford days and that the 'N Sync fellas went literal with No Strings Attached' puppetry theme. (Where were the Illuminati theorists then, huh?)

Dear Justin, now 33, probably wasn't aware at the time how much joy the Internet would get from his this one little lyric. 

Then again, he probably had no idea his hair would draw comparisons to popcorn and Ramen noodles for years to come, or that his and Britney Spears' matching double denim would go down in history as the stuff of legends. He's the gift that keeps on giving! 

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And thanks to Justin, every year right around now we remember (and re-meme!) that the month of May is upon us!

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Peace and hair grease forever. Stay 'N Sync!