List of songs recorded by Justin Timberlake
American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake has written and recorded material for his five studio albums. Timberlake released his solo debut studio album, Justified, in November 2002. Most of the record was produced by The Neptunes, with additional collaborators including Brian McKnight, Scott Storch, Timbaland, and The Underdogs. "Like I Love You", written by Timberlake, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams. "Cry Me a River", produced by Timbaland, is a R&B song about a brokenhearted man who moves on from his past. A Rolling Stone reviewer called the song a "breakup aria." Timberlake, Hugo and Williams also wrote "Rock Your Body" and "Señorita".
His second studio album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released in September 2006. It infuses R&B and pop with techno, funk, and elements of rock, the last being the genre that was the main inspiration of Timberlake during the album's recording. The electro R&B song "SexyBack", is built around a pounding bass beat, electronic chords, and beat box sounds. Andrew Murfett of The Age wrote that the song was a "raunchy club banger that slyly suppresses" Timberlake's customary falsetto. "My Love" is a synthpop-influenced, R&B and hip hop song. "What Goes Around... Comes Around", is a pop-R&B song performed in a slow manner and was described by some music critics as a "sequel" to his 2002 song "Cry Me a River". "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" is an R&B and art rock song that contains sexually suggestive lyrics and includes "human beatbox sounds" in its composition. Rolling Stone described the song as "flowing from hip-hop bump-and-grind to an ambient wash of Interpol-inspired guitar drone." Timberlake co-wrote and appeared as a featured vocalist on several songs, including "Give It to Me" with Timbaland, "Ayo Technology" with 50 Cent, "4 Minutes" with Madonna and "Dead and Gone" with T.I..
In March 2013, after a seven-year hiatus from his solo music career, Timberlake released his third studio album, The 20/20 Experience. The record incorporates neo soul styles with elements of older rock and soul music; its lyrics discuss themes of romance and sex. As a songwriter, Timberlake mainly collaborated with Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon and James Fauntleroy, and co-produced the tracks along with Timbaland and Harmon. "Suit & Tie", is a mid-tempo R&B song, that incorporates a "slow-drawl" consisting of slowed down synths and "slightly out of time" drum claps, similar to the Chopped and Screwed. "Mirrors", is a progressive pop and R&B track, lyrically a love song about person's other half. Timberlake stated that was inspired by the marriage of his grandparents. "Let the Groove Get In" is a dance and pop song accompanied by canned horns, propulsive percussion and Timberlake's harmonized voice over a pop arrangement. In September 2013, Timberlake released the second half of the project, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. It included the pop ballad "Not a Bad Thing" and the gospel-blues "Drink You Away". Timberlake also appeared on the songs "Love Never Felt So Good" from Xscape and "Holy Grail" from Magna Carta Holy Grail. For the disco-pop song "Can't Stop the Feeling!", Timberlake collaborated in the songwriting and production with Max Martin and Shellback.
This list of songs recorded by Justin Timberlake shows the title, year, other performers, and writers for each song which Timberlake has recorded during his solo career, outside the band NSYNC.
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|Song||Other performer(s)||Writer(s)||Intended album||Leak||Ref.|
|"Across the Sky"||Madonna|| Madonna
|"Bank Robber"||James Fauntleroy|| Justin Timberlake
|"Battle of the Sexxxes"||Timbaland|| Justin Timberlake
|"Crowd Control"||Nelly Furtado||Loose||No|
|"Hey Lil' Lady"|| Sebastian
| Garland Mosley
|"I Heard Something"||Lil Wayne||N/A||Yes|
|"The World Is Ours: AIDS Anthem"|| Timbaland
| Timothy Mosley
- "Damn Girl" contains a sample of "A New Day (Is Here at Last)", written and performed by J. C. Davis.
- "Heaven" contains a sample of "Reverie", performed by Adrian Younge and lyrically samples "Losing My Religion", performed by R.E.M.
- "Holy Grail" contains elements of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", performed by Nirvana
- "Let the Groove Get In" contains a sample from the recording "Alhamdulillahi" from the album Explorer Series: Africa-Burkina Faso – Rhythms of the Grasslands.
- "Love Never Felt So Good" samples Jackson's own song "Workin' Day and Night" (1979).
- "Only When I Walk Away" contains a sample from "Lustful", written and performed by Amedeo Minghi. The song also features additional vocals by Brenda Radney and James Fauntleroy.
- "Suit & Tie" contains a portion of the composition "Sho' Nuff", written by Terrence Stubbs, Johnny Wilson and Charles Still.
- "That Girl" contains a sample from "Self Destruct" written by Noel Williams, as performed by King Sporty.
- "TKO" contains a sample from "Somebody's Gonna Off the Man", written and performed by Barry White.
- "Worthy Of" contains a sample from the composition "Float On", written by James Mitchell Jr., Marvin Willis and Arnold Ingram.
- "Justified by Justin Timberlake". Amazon.com (UK). Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Justified (inlay cover). Justin Timberlake. Jive Records. 2002.
- "500 Greatest Songs of All the Time: Justin Timberlake, 'Cry Me a River'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 11, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Future Sex / Love Sounds". Amazon.com (UK). Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Michel, Sia (2007-02-09). "He's Bringing Commitment Back (and Not in a Box)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- "Justin Timberlake Digital Sheet Music: What Goes Around". Musicnotes. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
- Politi, Daniel. "The new Justin Timberlake album reviewed. – Slate Magazine". Slate.com. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
- Edlund, Martin (September 5, 2006). "One for the Ages". The New York Sun: 14.
- "Justin Timberlake, 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'". Rolling Stone. Jann S. Wenner. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- "The 20/20 Experience 1 of 2". Amazon.com (DE). Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Cragg, Michael (January 10, 2013). "New music: Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie feat Jay Z". Guardian. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- White, Chelsea (March 21, 2013). "My ode to Jessica: Justin Timberlake hints his new single Mirrors is about his new wife". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- Lipshutz, Jason (March 12, 2013). "Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (Standard Edition)". Amazon.com (DE). Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Kot, Greg (September 30, 2015). "Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2' review". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- Platon, Adelle (May 6, 2016). "Justin Timberlake Delivers Delightful Single 'Can't Stop The Feeling!': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
- The Wack Album:
- Hard Candy:
- "Ain't No Doubt About It (feat. Justin Timberlake) – Single by Game". iTunes Store (US). Apple. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- The 20/20 Experience 2/2:
- The 20/20 Experience:
- Shock Value:
- "What Goes Around... Comes Around" (Maxi single liner notes). Justin Timberlake. New York, NY: Jive Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. 2007. 88697-05801-2.
- G I R L:
- "Can't Believe It Remix (Legal Title)". BMI Foundation. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:
- Craddock, Lauren (August 22, 2016). "Justin Timberlake Shares Track List For 'Trolls' Movie Soundtrack Including Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani & More". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- Shock Value II:
- Outta Here:
- Paper Trail (Inlay cover). T.I. Grand Hustle, Atlantic. 2008.
- Incredibad (Inlay cover). The Lonely Island. United States: Universal Republic. 2009.
- "R&R Going For Adds: CHR/Top 40 (Week Of: November 28, 2011)". Radio & Records. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- Inside Llewyn Davis:
- "Inside Llewyn Davis [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- Charlie, Last Name Wilson:
- Kaufman, Gil (November 18, 2008). "Justin Timberlake Releases New Single 'Follow My Lead,' Featuring Esmee Denters". MTV News. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- Shark Tale:
- Rodriguez, Jayson (January 22, 2010). "'Hope For Haiti Now' Performances: A Track-By-Track List". MTV. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- Magna Carta Holy Grail:
- "Jimmy Fallon to Release Blow Your Pants Off June 12". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- "Hole in My Head". Work ID: 880657606. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- "I'm Lovin' It" (Maxi single liner notes). Justin Timberlake. New York City: Jive Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. 2003. 82876 58172 2.
- Bad Boys II:
- "Love Never Fel So Good". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Fantasy Ride:
- "When Everything Breaks Open". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- Turtleneck & Chain:
- Monkey Business:
- "Role Model (feat. Justin Timberlake) – Single by FreeSol". iTunes Store (US). Apple. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- Last Train to Paris:
- R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (inlay cover). Snoop Dogg. Doggystyle, Star Trak, Geffen. 2004.
- Reba: Duets:
- Stay Trippy (Media notes). Juicy J. United States: Columbia Records. 2013.
- Justin & Christina:
- Best Night of My Life:
- Nellyville (inlay cover). Nelly. Universal, Fo' Reel. 2002.
- Malitz, David. "Singles file: Nas and Damian Marley, Madonna and Justin Timberlake". The Washington Post Company. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
- "Bank Robber audio". Youtube. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "Justin Timberlake - Battle Of The Sexxxes". iHeartMedia. June 15, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- Vineyard, Jennifer (April 28, 2006). "Nelly Furtado Hooks Up With 'Distant Cousin' Timberlake, Emerges With 'Sexy' Song". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- "Hey Lil' Lady audio". Youtube. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "I Heard Something audio". Youtube. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- Dansby, Andrew (October 30, 2003). "JT, Timbaland Help World". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved June 12, 2013.