The Essential *NSYNC – Wikipedia

2014 greatest hits album by NSYNC

The Essential *NSYNC is the third compilation album by American boy band NSYNC. It was released on July 29, 2014, four years after their second compilation The Collection (2010). It is also the second overall album under RCA Records following their self-titled album in 1998. The album contains a total of thirty-four tracks, including hit singles, album tracks, B-sides, rare recordings and soundtrack features. Despite only being a compilation release, the album received wide press coverage as it was revealed none of the band members were told about its release.[3]

The album sold out on Amazon on the day of release,[4] and quickly vaulted into the top ten albums on the iTunes Store.[5]

Band member Lance Bass said of the album on his radio show, Dirty Pop: “There’s a lot of these songs I don’t think I’ve ever heard, I remember recording them but I’ve never heard them before, so I’m interested in just hearing them.” JC Chasez tweeted about the album’s release, stating: “I had the strangest dream last night that some old friends and I had a top 10 record on iTunes. Crazy right…” Chris Kirkpatrick said of the album; “It’s great to release some of the songs that had never made a record before! I’m glad our long time fans get some new music!” Joey Fatone also said; “Pretty interesting this album comes out, which I really had no idea, and it’s in the top of Amazon and iTunes… we owe it to our fans. Thank you.”[6]

The album has sold 34,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of February 2018.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

1. “Here We Go” (Radio cut) Bulent “Bonny” Aris, Toni Cottura, Jan Van Der Toorn Aris, Cottura, Van Der Toorn 3:35
2. “I Want You Back” (Radio edit) Denniz Pop, Max Martin Denniz Pop, Max Martin 3:21
3. “Tearin’ Up My Heart” (Radio edit) Kristian Lundin, Martin Kristian Lundin 3:29
4. “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You” (Remix) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers 4:02
5. “I Drive Myself Crazy” (Remix) Rick Nowels, Allan Rich, Ellen Shipley Veit Renn 3:59
6. “For the Girl Who Has Everything” (Radio mix) Jolyon Skinner, Veit Renn Veit Renn 3:58
7. “Are You Gonna Be There?” Diane Warren Veit Renn 4:07
8. “Music of My Heart” (featuring Gloria Estefan) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren David Foster 4:31
9. “Bye Bye Bye” Lundin, Jake Schulze, Andreas Carlsson Kristian Lundin, Jake Schulze 3:21
10. “It’s Gonna Be Me” Martin, Carlsson, Rami Yacoub Rami Yacoub 3:13
11. “This I Promise You” (Radio edit) Richard Marx Richard Marx 4:26
12. “I Thought She Knew” Robin Wiley Robin Wiley 3:23
13. “I Believe in You” (Joe featuring NSYNC) Joe Thomas, Skinner, Renn, Allen Gordon Jim Steinman, Allen “Allstar” Gordon 4:58
14. “If I’m Not the One” Fredrik Thomander, Anders Wikstrom Gary Carolla, Peter Ries 3:22
15. “Pop” (Radio version) Justin Timberlake, Wade Robson Brian Wayne “BT” Transeau, Justin Timberlake, Wade Robson 2:57
16. “Girlfriend” (The Neptunes Remix featuring Nelly) Timberlake, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, Cornell Haynes Jr. The Neptunes 4:46
17. “Gone” Timberlake, Robson Timberlake, Wade Robson 4:52
1. “More Than a Feeling” Tom Scholz Japp Eggermont 3:41
2. “Best of My Life” Aris, Cottura, Van Der Toorn Aris, Cottura, Van Der Toorn 4:45
3. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, Albert Stanton, Solomon Linda Gary Carolla 3:11
4. “Sailing” Christopher Cross Veit Renn 4:37
5. “Everything I Own” David Gates Full Force 3:56
6. “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You” (Alabama featuring NSYNC) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers Alabama, Don Cook 4:39
7. “Somewhere, Someday” Mark Mueller, Andrew Goldmark Mark Mueller 4:06
8. “Trashin’ the Camp” (featuring Phil Collins) Phil Collins Phil Collins 2:23
9. “If Only Through Heaven’s Eyes” Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds 4:37
10. “You Don’t Have to Be Alone (On Christmas)” JC Chasez, Renn, David Nicoll Veit Renn 4:33
11. “On the Line” (with the “On the Line” All-Stars (Mandy Moore / Christian Burns / True Vibe) Steve Diamond, Paul Vann, Mark Hammond Dan Muckala 3:18
12. “That Girl (Will Never Be Mine)” Carlsson, Lundin, Jake Schulze Kristian Lundin, Jake Schulze 3:25
13. “Falling” Chris Kirkpatrick, Bryan Popin, Gary Brown, Ira Schickman David Foster, Kirkpatrick 3:48
14. “Feel the Love” Brian Dow, Jonathan StAimee, Bradley Young Bradley Young 3:10
15. “Selfish” Chasez, Skinner, Renn Brian McKnight 4:19
16. “See Right Through You” Timberlake, Robson, Larry Campbell Timberlake, Wade Robson 2:54
17. “Believe in Yourself” Joe Raposo Timberlake 1:42


Disc one
Disc two
  • Tracks 1-2 from *NSYNC (original German release)
  • Track 3 from “For the Girl Who Has Everything” single
  • Tracks 4-5 from *NSYNC
  • Track 6 from Alabama’s Twentieth Century
  • Track 7 from Pokemon: The First Movie soundtrack
  • Track 8 from Tarzan soundtrack
  • Track 9 from No Strings Attached (Australian Edition)
  • Track 10 from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Soundtrack
  • Track 11 from On the Line soundtrack
  • Tracks 12-13 from Celebrity (Special UK Edition)/On the Line soundtrack
  • Track 14 from Longshot soundtrack
  • Tracks 15-16 from Celebrity
  • Track 17 from Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music

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