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Love it or hate it: "It's gonna be May." Reuters

Guys, "it’s gonna be May" and there are just some things that never get old, courtesy of Justin Timberlake and the Internet. It’s always a bit of a surprise when May comes around each year, the meme goes viral, and people either love it or hate it.

So why is it so funny? People have to be familiar with the 'N Sync song “It’s Gonna Be Me.” For some weird reason, Timberlake sings the lyrics funny and it sounds like “may” instead of “me.” The meme comes back each year. It’s silly, of course, but it still gives some people a chuckle.

The meme has worn out its welcome with some, however. After all, the 2000 pop song has been around for 15 years.

If you’re one of the people who are still tickled by the meme, don’t feel bad. Even though the song is pretty old, the gag is a little newer. In fact, the “It’s Gonna Be May” joke started in 2012, according to KnowYourMeme.com. The meme apparently went viral after Buzzfeed posted a picture of an April calendar in March 2012 with JT’s face and the now-famous line.

The song hasn’t been on the Internet for that long either. YouTube wasn’t around when “It's Gonna Be Me" was released in 2000 as the second single from ‘N Sync’s second album, “No Strings Attached." A few years after YouTube was up and running, the video was officially uploaded to the NSYNCVEVO YouTube Channel on Oct. 24, 2009. Since then it has garnered nearly 28.5 million views.

For nostalgia’s sake, check out the video below:

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