Justin Timberlake recently revealed an interesting tidbit about one of his most popular songs, “It’s Gonna Be Me.” The pronunciation of the word “me” in the song was actually a result of a note from a producer. In a recent interview, Timberlake recalled the producer requesting him to sing “may” instead of “me” for a more forceful delivery.
This seemingly small change had a significant impact on the track. The unique pronunciation of “me” as “may” has led to an annual tradition in which fans of the song share clips and GIFs from it on April 30th, jokingly claiming it is “gonna be May.”
The songwriters of “It’s Gonna Be Me,” Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, and Andreas Carlsson, all hail from Sweden. Their unique way of putting words together made the songs they wrote, including this *NSYNC hit, more memorable.
Timberlake, always one to have a sense of humor, joked about the situation being meme-worthy. And indeed, the annual tradition of celebrating the pronunciation of “me” as “may” has become quite popular on social media.
The article also highlights Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson’s contributions to other *NSYNC songs. These Swedish songwriters were responsible for creating numerous hits for the boy band, solidifying their status as some of the most successful pop music creators of the 90s and 2000s.
Interestingly, Timberlake and Martin later collaborated on the soundtrack for the animated film “Trolls,” which included the massive hit single “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” This collaboration showcased their continued success in the music industry.
In exciting news for fans, *NSYNC recently announced their reunion and the release of their first new music in 20 years. The group made an appearance at the VMAs but, unfortunately, did not perform. Nevertheless, the announcement has left fans eagerly anticipating their new music and future performances.
Overall, Timberlake’s revelation about the pronunciation of “me” in “It’s Gonna Be Me” has not only sparked a fun tradition but also highlights the immense talent of the Swedish songwriters behind the track. With the promise of new *NSYNC music on the horizon, fans are eagerly awaiting what the beloved boy band has in store for them next.
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