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Pop Song
Pop single cover.jpg
Single by NSYNC
from the album Celebrity
ReleasedMay 15, 2001
RecordedFebruary 2001
  • 3:57 (album version)
  • 2:55 (radio version)
Brian Transeau
NSYNC singles chronology
"This I Promise You"
Music video
"Pop" on YouTube

"Pop" is a song by American boy band NSYNC. It was released on May 15, 2001 as the first single from their third studio album, Celebrity. The song was written by Wade Robson and Justin Timberlake and produced by BT using his famous "stutter edit" sound.

The song's subject focuses on contemporary criticism of boy bands and pop music, and assures the public of their music being addictive and not being a trend. It reached number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart. In 2001, it won four MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video, Best Pop Video, Best Dance Video, and Viewers Choice. It also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Single.

The radio version of the song was later included on their Greatest Hits album and their third compilation album The Essential *NSYNC. The song was also heard on Canadian music mix MuchDance 2002 and a remix was included in the movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

Track listing

  • UK
  1. "Pop" (Radio Version) - 2:55
  2. "Pop" (Pablo La Rosa's Hard Sync Mix) - 6:29
  3. "Pop" (Deep Dish Cha-Ching Radio Edit) - 4:12
  4. "Pop" (Instrumental) - 2:54
  • America
  1. "Pop" (Radio Version) - 2:55
  2. "Pop" (Radio Version No Breakdown) - 2:29
  • Europe
  1. "Pop" (Album Version) - 3:57
  2. "Pop" (Instrumental) - 3:21
  1. "Pop" (Album Version) - 3:57
  2. "Pop" (Radio Version) - 2:55
  3. "Pop" (Deep Dish Cha-Ching Radio Edit) - 4:12
  4. "Pop" (Terminalhead Vocal Remix) - 5:23

Credits and personnel

  • Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA and Metalworks Recording Studios, Toronto
  • Justin Timberlake - songwriter, producer, arranger, beatbox
  • BT - songwriter, producer, arranger, engineer, programmer, mixing
  • Wade J. Robson - songwriter, producer, arranger
  • Mike Tucker - vocal recording engineer
  • Carlos Vasquez - additional beat programming
  • Chris Haggerty - digital editing
  • Richard Fortus - electric guitar, bass
  • Kenny Blank - additional guitar
  • Chaz Harper - mastering

Music video

The group are dancing in front of a neon "POP" sign on top of a circular stage

The music video was directed by Wayne Isham. It begins with a girl (Sandra McCoy) holding a bowl of cereal (Alpha-Bits) watching a commercial of Justin Timberlake advertising pop to her: "Hey you! Yeah, I'm talking to you, sassy girl. Need a little ahh in your step? Try this on for size: i-i-i-i-i-it's Pop! I-i-i-it tastes great and makes you feel kind of funny, not here, not down there, but all up in this area. And, c-coming J-July 24, 2001, Jumbo-pop." The girl drops her cereal bowl and the camera passes through three pieces spelling the word "POP". After the music starts, the video takes place at a colorful disco club with NSYNC performing on a lighted circle with the word "POP" in a neon sign behind them. While they are singing, Timberlake is also on a spinning spiral, and JC Chasez is in the crowd. Many special effects, including fast-motion, bullet-time, and computer generated warp-transitions, are used. At the end of the video, Timberlake executes his first music-video beatbox.[2]

The video debuted on TRL May 30, 2001. During the dancing sequence part of the video, close up shots featured Joey Fatone, but the far away shots instead featured the video choreographer Wade Robson. Joey had injured his leg in a trap door during rehearsals for the new tour and could not do the dance sequences. Thus, Robson filled in, with dyed hair.[3]

Awards and nominations

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2001 "Pop" Best International Artist[4] Won

MTV Video Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2001 "Pop" Best Pop Video Won
Best Group Video Won
Best Dance Video Won
Viewer's Choice Won
Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Editing in a Video Nominated

Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2002 "Pop" Favorite Song Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2001 "Pop" Choice Single Won



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