The 50 Best Neptunes Beats

8. Justin Timberlake "Rock Your Body" (2002)

Album: Justified
Label: Jive

The Neptunes' ease with midtempo R&B is on full display on Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body," which reprises the tinny, keyboard-set-to-emulate-clavichord synths of their late '90s productions, overlaying them with interlocking layers of keys and a propulsive drum vamp. It was good money for Justin, whose early solo success scored him an invite to perform the song at the 2003 Superbowl. That is, until Justin's promise to "have you naked by the end of this song" instigated the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction heard 'round the world.

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