The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

16. Justin Timberlake "My Love" (2006)

Album: FutureSex/LoveSounds
Label: Jive

The second single from Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds was another shot at outfitting Timbaland production in dance music's trappings, but where lead single "SexyBack" went for total immersion, "My Love" aims at subtlety. "My Love" is a classic Timbaland slow jam: squelching keys and beatboxed percussion form a mutant funk underpinning which Tim then slathers in pillowy trance synths. Never one to pass up an opportunity to make something already sorta strange totally off-the-wall, Tim brings in synthetic ahs and giggles to pad the mix. It gave Justin's otherwise straightlaced love song a distinct otherworldly quality, and to this day the shit still floats through whatever room you play it in.

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