In a day and age where nostalgia is valued above most else, a collaboration between Fall Out Boy and Demi Lovato is essentially liquid gold fodder for the Millennial generation. Add to that a catchy hook, Lovato’s signature powerhouse vocals, and a foot-stomping beat, and, well, the song is pretty much a personification of its name. Not to be outdone by pure hype of their union, the band and Lovato added another mega element to “Irresistible”: A music video that just so happens to be a spinoff of the most iconic video of new millennium, NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me,” which come to think of it, may just be another hype tool, but nevermind that.
In the three-and-a-half minute short, which was under the direction of the original “It’s Gonna Be Me” video director Wayne Isham, figurines of the band come to life and run around a toy store where, as the band explains in the video’s description, they were being held in “a dollar bin full of toys that no one really wanted that would band together like the misfit, offbrand little outsiders they were.” If you’re wondering, yes, it’s the same store where the NSYNC boys fought off those toy soldiers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature any choreographed routines, but it does have appearances by Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.