Before she was playing a stretched-thin wife and mother of three on TV, Mandy Moore was a blossoming blonde pop star with a hit song that compared candy to puppy love. She must’ve sensed how badly we miss the ’90s because Moore’s throwback photo with Justin Timberlake just flooded our brains with memories from the good ‘ol days when pop princesses and boy bands ruled the world.
In case you didn’t know, the This is Us actress‘ #tbt posts are in a category of their own (we’re still crying over her “The Walk to Remember” Instagram), so we’re not exactly surprised that her most recent one really takes us there. “There” being 1999 FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD, when sassy pop star choreography was performed in an upstairs bedroom (no matter how fab and famous you were).
Or in a random restaurant parking lot with “the squad”:
Sorry, Mandy! We got carried away with the feelz. Anyway, this old-school pic of Moore and Timberlake is LIFE.
Ah, what a time! Seeing as how this is one of those undeniably iconic moments that defined ’90s pop, it feels like we should commemorate this post in a special way, like getting dressed up in a crop top and low-rise hip huggers and dancing our way into the weekend with a late ’90s/early 2000s music jam session.
Anyone else want to join us?