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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Justin Timberlake Performs Greatest Hits Medley On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

The last night of Timber-week (as Jimmy Fallon called it) as Justin Timberlake dipped into the past for his last appearance.

Boucing between his prior solo efforts"Justified and "Future Sexy Love/Sounds", Timberlake bought back Neptunes produced favorites “Like I Love You”and Senorita" and his main producing partner Timbaland's   “My Love” and to “Cry Me a River,”(with a  line from Juicy J‘s “Bandz a Make Her Dance”mixed in) to the delight of the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" audience.

As I listened to the Neptunes songs from "Justified", I started thinking why Timberlake  never worked with The Neptune's Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams again.

The only thing I can figure is that The Neptunes are a self contained production  unit, where they expertly know how to craft rich melodies and hard beats; because of this, Chad and Pharrell probably enjoyed working with Timberlake, but probably didn't need much help from him.

Timbaland on the other hand, much like Dr. Dre needs a musical foil like Missy Elliot to add melodies to his futuristic beats. For Timberlake, the ability to fill the melody void with Timbaland was probably a better fit for him than working with Chad and Pharrell....but those Neptunes tracks on "Justified" are still pretty darn good 11 years later.

Old or new, Justin Timberlake's buzz worthy performances on Jimmy Fallon this week, along with  his Target special on the CW  on March 19th is not only great primer for the release for his  "20/20 Experience" album  (which also will be releasedon the 19th) but also his stadium tour with Jay-Z later this year.

Also check out!

Music Is My Soul: History of Rap 4 (Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake)

Music Is My Soul: Justin Timberlake Performs Let the Groove Get In 

Music Is My Soul: Justin Timberlake Performs  Strawberry Bubblegum

Music Is My Soul: Justin Timberlake Talks Kanye West/Performs Pusher Love Girl...

The Connection Between Michael Jackson and The Neptunes

Justin Timberlake Says He and Jay-Z Have 'Done A Lot of Songs Together,' Hopeful of Their Release

Justin Timberlake Talks 20/20 Experience on 106 and Park


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