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.
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