I’m not saying Justin Timberlake is underrated. He is perfectly rated. He can’t be overrated because he is a five-tool musical threat that can dance/sing/act/love. He is one of the greatest poets of our generation, and nobody is denying that.
Still, with so many hits under his belt, there are always going to be a few gems that get buried down the list when people go to make their significant others JT mixtapes for Valentines Day. Here are three songs you shouldn’t overlook next February if you know what’s good for you.
Week 5: Justin Timberlake
Until The End Of Time
We’ll start things off with the mother of all collaborations. If Justin Timberlake and Beyonce put out a song together today, it would break the internet in approximately two seconds. So tell me how this song has existed for almost 10 years and still doesn’t get the love it deserves? If you close your eyes it almost sounds like a Prince jam from the ’80s, and Beyonce’s vocals really push it over the top.
Dead & Gone
I was legitimately shocked when I saw this only 22 million views on Youtube. Pour one out for the millions—no BILLIONS—of poor souls who haven’t heard Justin Timberlake’s chocolatey sweet voice on this chorus: “I’ve been travellin’ on this road too long / Just tryna find my way back home / The old me dead and gone, dead and gone.” Damn Justin. That hits home hard.
LoveStoned / I Think She Knows
The first part of this song would fit perfectly in any James Bond soundtrack. The glitchy driving beat is heavily overproduced in the classic Timbaland style and makes you want to floor it down a highway in an Aston Martin. The second part is vintage JT: a Southern boy crooning about sex and girls. I personally prefer the upbeat A-side, but the B-side is also incredible and hugely underrated.
BONUS: Justice Remix