You know what they say every April 30th: It’s gonna be May. (And you just sang that, didn’t you?) 2020 brought us Tiger King Memes and social distancing and, welp, it’s definitely not too soon for the It’s Gonna Be May memes!
I love being a Gen X mom in her 40s. Why? Because I can relive all the highlights of my youth with the confidence earned from 40 years on this earth— and my kids are the perfect age to both totally get me (and think I’m kinda cool) and also be totally horrified by my actions.
What actions you may ask?
Singing “It’s Gonna Be MAY!” at top volume (thanks Aux chord and Spotify) with the windows down on the way to school dropoff.
Chair dancing included, because, duh.
Nsync Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star 2018
Look, man, I just love *Nsync. Always have- always will. Add them to my fangirl list!
I had one of those moments where I looked down to discover where I was and it was like- whoa- how did this happen?
And last year I got to see the boys on the Walk of Fame
How cool is that?!
While I haven’t gotten close to Justin Timberlake, I did get a selfie with fellow runDisney fan Joey Fatone once upon a time at a Disneyland race long ago.
I may or may not have, um, sorta stalked him to make this happen and happy bonus Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings) was with him.
The adult me was on a childlike HIGH right there in the middle of Disneyland — if you know me, you know how perfect all this was.
So I’m sharing my favorites: It’s gonna be May memes!
What Do The It’s Gonna Be May Memes Mean?
Hellloooo… Do I need to explain? Maybe I do.
Apparently, some folks were clueless about what all the memes mean this month.
Let’s throwback to the days of *NSync and their hit song, It‘s Gonna Be Me.
I’m taken back to riding in my besties bright yellow convertible Miata, top-down, heading out to the beach. Sure, we were way too old for their target audience, but we. didn’t. care.
*NSync became our summer band that year
Now that you’ve heard it, you will never un-hear it. #SorryNotSorry
This meme has been floating around since 2012. Various images but the ideas stay the same: Justin telling us that May is coming in his melodic 19-year-old voice.
JT himself got in on the joke via Twitter with this awesome it’s gonna be May meme:
Well, he might be poking a little fun at himself- year 2 brought us:
Like any long-term meme, there are people in the grrroooaaannn make it staaahhhppp camp.
I ask you, are you just no fun? What’s wrong with you people?!
Don’t you see… JT?
You know, Justin. Timberlake. He brought Sexy Back.
That’s what I’m talking about.
I mean, there can never be enough JT on my social media timeline. That’s a fact. And it’s one of the reasons I love and adore my friend Diane, the biggest fangirl and JT fan on earth.
Side note: know where Diane was in 2018?
To see the boys get that star! That is a fangirl right there.
So in honor of Diane and her sweet mom, A Billion JTs.
A Billion JTs EVERYWHERE.
If JT is not your thing, I understand.
Kinda. Okay, I’ll try to understand, but I gotta be honest, this makes NO sense to me.
But I suppose some of you may have passed through the boy band craze when you were like 18, 25, 30…
I’m in my 40s and even though my husband may or may not have called me pathetic over my boyband love, I’m still jamming to boy bands.
Whatevs. I’m a fangirl and proud of it!
Alright, so let’s get to the heart of the matter. Here are a few It’s Gonna Be May Memes for you to drop all month long!
It’s Gonna Be May Memes
Love when I can combine my fandoms into one perfect Monday meme.
You know you love the Starks, too.
But how about a little Jules?
Was this you? Ha!So Nsync isn’t the only boy band that can be considered in the It’s Gonna Be May meme…
It’s Gonna Be Melinda May Meme
My personal favorite take on the Gonna Be May meme is the Agent Melinda MAY (get it?) version.
If only the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents had been in Infinity War, my world would have been complete.
Because seeing them show up in Captain Marvel was pretty freaking mind-blowing for me!
There was a chance for Avengers: Endgame, but alas, despite meeting her on the Avengers: Endgame red carpet, I did not actually get to fawn over her in the film.
Gah! I just love her OH SO MUCH.
Alright- the Melinda May It’s Gonna Be May Memes I promised!
And then there’s this one:
That’s my girl.
And don’t forget- you can get a head start on the Star Wars May the 4th memes?
Ahhh, JT. You are the gift that keeps on giving with perfect the April memes.
Maybe I just needed to prolong my annual JTness a bit longer.
Either way, it’s almost time to say goodbye for another year because on May 1st:
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.