Back in November 2000, when we were all young children, coming off from the hype of the 90’s, one of the biggest boy bands in the world, *NSYNC, released their music video for their love song, “This I Promise You”. Eighteen years ago, this was released. Feel old yet?
These guys made 90’s girls’ hearts flutter and their singing was one of their favorite sounds.
The *NSYNC Facebook page shared the memory with its fans, bringing back nostalgic feelings.
“This I Promise You” was the band’s fifth top-ten single in the U.S., reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the Fall of 2000.
It is the third single off of the band’s second album, No Strings Attached and made us all fall in love with love at such a young age. Many people have and will use this song as their first dance at their wedding.
The video is the definition of the cheesy 90s videos that we all know and love with the fashion and hairstyles that make us look back and say “What were we thinking?”
It was directed by Dave Meyers and features the boys in turtlenecks singing in the Redwood State and National Parks. It shows different love relationships featured in bubbles floating throughout the forest. Later, it shows the boys sitting at a table of an outdoor eatery, with many of couples in the bubbles featured around them.
The video currently has over 96 million views, 16k comments, and 310k likes. Maybe by its 20th anniversary, it will reach 100 million views. There are comments as recent as last month, so clearly the *NSYNC fandom is still alive and well.
*NSYNC was comprised of JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone. The band took an indefinite hiatus in 2002.