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Swedish songwriter and producer Andreas Carlsson wrote this. He also helped write "It's Gonna Be Me," as well as "That's The Way It Is" by Celine Dion and "I Want It That Way
" by The Backstreet Boys.
This was the first single from No Strings Attached, which was the second N' Sync album. It set a record, selling 2.4 million copies the first week it was out.
This was N'Sync's first album released on Jive Records. Claiming their manager, Lou Pearlman, was taking almost all of their profits, the group sued to leave him and the RCA label and singed with Jive. This led to speculation that the song was about their break with Pearlman, although there's no evidence to support this: the song is about a boy who wants to leave a girl he used to love, and his feelings about their relationship.
For the 2000 American Music Awards, they had Sid and Marty Krofft, who had worked on H.R. Pufnstuf and Land Of The Lost, design 25-foot puppets of the band. The Kroffts sued when photos of the puppets were used on souvenir programs and backstage passes without their permission, but the case was thrown out of court.
Billboard announced in December 2009 that No Strings Attached was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the US with over 10 million copies sold.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.