If you had to guess which contemporary musicians would be inspired enough to create a sequel to *NSYNC’s classic “It’s Gonna Be Me” video from 2000, there’s absolutely no chance that the team of Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato would ever cross your mind. But they did it…really well. And they didn’t skimp on the nostalgia!
For their new Demi Lovato featured single “Irresistible,” Pete Wentz and his fellow Fall Out Boys decided to go all ‘no strings attached’ and randomly create an analog video to “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
FOB and Demi recruited Wayne Isham, the director who created ‘N Sync’s original version, to make their sequel. And they totally nailed it (for having a much smaller budget).
The video features Fall Out Boy and Demi in the very same toy store that Justin, JC and the crew danced in, but this time it’s FOB that are the toys. Unwanted dollar bin toys to be exact.
The band’s video description reads, “What if in the NSYNC video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” there was an analog to the story? Where in the same store there was a dollar bin full of toys that no one really wanted that would band together like the misfit, off-brand little outsiders they were. “Irresistible” is the video for that story, it’s about the toys no one ever wanted come to life.”
And yes, the video features cameos from *NSYNC members Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick. They seem to have changed a bit over the past 16 years.
Watch the video for “Irresistable” above.
…ah, the good old days.