New Zealand’s iTunes chart has been hit with a blast from the past. With all the hype around Justin Timberlake this week, The Edge has been on a crusade to see his former boy band *NSYNC’s hit single ‘Bye Bye Bye’ reach the charts again.
‘Bye Bye Bye’ was originally released in January 2000 and made it to Number One on the NZ charts.
Fourteen years later, a campaign led by Dom Harvey from The Edge Breakfast Show with Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom has propelled ‘Bye Bye Bye’ to Number One on the iTunes Chart and this week the single also reached Number 14 in the official NZ Top 40 Singles Chart.
“*NSYNC were hard done by when the song came out in 2000,” says Harvey.
“‘Bye Bye Bye’ went to number one for just one week before it was replaced by the Vengaboys. I just wanted to put things right for Justin and the other four guys in *NSYNC whose names all escape me right now.”
“Justin Timberlake’s career keeps going from strength to strength. While him and most of his fans have moved on, I still maintain this is his finest musical moment ever.”
“I’m stoked it’s back on the NZ charts for a second time, a victory lap really.”
The timing couldn’t be better, with Justin Timberlake coming to Auckland for a show in October.