*NSYNC’s Throwback Thursday Pic Surpasses All Throwback Thursday PicsPublished on April 3, 2014. Updated January 7, 2015
Joey Fatone absolutely crushed Throwback Thursday with an equal parts adorable and awkward NSYNC photo from 1996.
Fatone shared the photo via Twitter, writing, “#TBT The men that started it all with “I Want U Back” Denniz Pop and Max Martin:”
Pop and Martin wrote and produced, “I Want You Back,” which was the group’s first single.
The song’s music video is even more ’90s and hilarious than the adorable snapshot, in case you really want to get into the #TBT spirit. Only in 1997 would the concept of a boy band being trapped on a spaceship fly:
Ah, the good old days.