It’s only fitting that I broke down the top 5 singles of different artists/groups that make me have the feels. The feels of childhood memories and sadness when I couldn’t afford to get CDs and my parents didn’t buy them for me….sigh. Here’s how this is going to work. I’m going to judge the songs based off of their popularity and my fondness of them. So, yes the majority of this will be my opinion. Let’s get this bad boy started with the 2nd popular boy band of the late 90s and early 00s-NSYNC.
5. I Want You Back
When you think of NYSNC, this is one of the songs that comes to mind off of their first album besides “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” You can sing the opening beat and you will automatically know what song it is. Who doesn’t love catchy tunes, especially in the late 90s. Obviously they did something right because it went gold in the US and it peaked to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. If you want to win the love of your life back, sing them this song with a some sweet choreographed moves and you are golden. When you listen to it, just picture Justin Timberlake with his ramen noodle hair and their awkwardness because they were extremely awkward.
This song is one that is near and dear to my heart for obvious reasons, one of which is you are on right now. “Pop” is pretty much a big FU to the haters that said they were just a trend. It became the anthem for people that wanted just wanted to live their life the way they wanted to. “Pop” was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 19 and was pretty much one of the only hits off of their last album “Celebrity.” It’s also know for having Justin stealing the show with his beatboxing.
3. Bye Bye Bye
We all know the dance moves to this song and it was probably one of the greatest songs that they came up with off of their mega-hit album “No Strings Attached.” We also knew all the words to it. It was the breakup song of the century. It was even nominated for a Grammy as well as peaked at number 4 on Billboard Hot 100 and within the top 10 in almost every country it charted in. The music video was the bomb diggity as well because it featured a car chase scene to end all car chase scenes. As well as them dancing on a train because that’s all the trains are good for anymore.
2. Music Of My Heart
This song is probably one of the most forgotten singles of NSYNC but it’s amazing. They might have not been the Backstreet Boys but they killed it on their ballads. This one is personally one of my favorites. It’s a forgotten classic of them. It even featured Gloria Estefan. Might have only peaked at number 97 on the Hot 100 charts, but it nominated for four awards: the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Billboard Music Awards for Top Song from a Movie, and two for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. It’s a powerful song and one that is worth a listen.
1. It’s Gonna Be Me
Let’s be real for a moment. This song is pretty much the greatest song in the history of mankind’s pop music in the early 00’s (I Want it That Way came out in 1999 before you rip me a new one!). The song is an iconic. Who can forget the NSYNC dolls trying to get with a human girl in a toy store in between flirting with off-brand Barbie’s and fighting G.I. John’s because becoming real boys at the check out? The feels are coming back to me now! The song was NSYNC’s only song to go number 1 on the Hot 100. The song pretty much is the greatest NSYNC song ever! Oh, it even has a day named as we transition from April to May because….It’s Gonna Be May (get it?).