I Want You Back

“I Want You Back”Songs for Valentine's Day & Opinions on Justin Timberlake

When candy, flowers, and love notes fail to woo your sweetie back, there's only one thing left to do: stake out under a window, hold up that boom box and blast an "I Want You Back" song. This Valentine's Day, Jim and Greg present their favorite pleading songs. Plus, they'll review the new album from Justin Timberlake.

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The Neptunes & Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods

After a five year recording hiatus, Justin Timberlake has returned with Man of the Woods. The album is a sonic departure from the soul-infused pop of his earlier releases such as Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds. According to Jim, Justin's goal with Man of the Woods was to make an album that was "Americana with 808s… old country with drum machines." Jim loved that concept; but believes that despite production from The Neptunes and Timbaland, the resulting album fell flat. Greg finds the working man character on tracks like "Livin' Off the Land" hard to swallow, and calls "Her," a spoken word interlude featuring Justin's wife, Jessica Biel, to be“embarrassing”and a“Hallmark commercial.”Ultimately, Jim questions whether the whole project is supposed to be taken seriously at all, or whether it's a "Portlandia-level joke." The hosts give Man of the Woods a double Trash It.


List: "I Want You Back" for Valentine's Day

It's that magical time of year where love is in the air! However for some, they've got to try a little harder to get back into the good graces of their valentines. Jim and Greg present their favorite Pleading Songs.

Featured Songs

  1. Justin Timberlake, Sauce, Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  2. Justin Timberlake, Filthy, Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  3. Justin Timberlake, Damn Girl (feat. will.i.am), FutureSex/LoveSounds, Jive, 2006
  4. Justin Timberlake, Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton), Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  5. Justin Timberlake, Flannel, Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  6. Justin Timberlake, Hers (Interlude), Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  7. Justin Timberlake, Livin' On The Land, Man of the Woods, RCA, 2018
  8. The Temptations, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Gettin' Ready, Motown, 1966
  9. The Jackson 5, I Want You Back, Diana Ross Presents: The Jackson 5, Motown, 1969
  10. Rod Stewart, You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim), Foot Loose & Fancy Free, Warner Bros., 1977
  11. Al Green, Can't Get Next to You, Al Green Gets Next to You, Hi Records, 1971
  12. Mudhoney, If I Think, Superfuzz Bigmuff, Sub Pop, 1988
  13. Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole, Uno Dos Tres, Uno Dos Tres (Single), Treasure Isle, 1964
  14. Dawes, Coming Back to a Man, Nothing is Wrong, ATO Records, 2011
  15. Mary J. Blige, I'm Goin' Down, My Life, MCA, 1995
  16. The Smiths, Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, Louder Than Bombs, Rough Trade, 1987
  17. The Spinners, Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl, Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl (Single), Atlantic, 1979
  18. Yvonne Elliman, If I Can't Have You, If I Can't Have You (Single), Polydor, 1977
  19. Bonnie Raitt, Love Has No Pride, Give It Up, Warner Bros., 1972
  20. Aretha Franklin, Don't Let Me Lose This Dream, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, Atlantic, 1967
  21. Paul Young, Come Back and Stay, No Parlez, Columbia, 1983
  22. Trio, Out in the Streets, Bye Bye, Mercury, 1993
  23. Simple Minds, Don't You (Forget About Me), The Breakfast Club Soundtrack, A&M, 1985
  24. Alex Chilton, Can't Seem to Make You Mine, Bach's Bottom, Razor & Tie, 1981
  25. Brenda Lee, Ring-A-My-Phone, Ring-A-My-Phone, Decca, 1958
  26. Fontella Bass, Rescue Me, Rescue Me (Single), Checker, 1965
  27. Bryan Ferry, Rescue Me, Taxi, Virgin, 1993
  28. The Carpenters, Superstar, Carpenters, A&M, 1971
  29. Sonic Youth, Superstar, If I Were a Carpenter, A&M, 1994
  30. Mose Allison, Back Country Suite: Blues, Back Country Suite, Prestige, 1957
  31. The Who, Young Man's Blues, Live at Leeds, Decca, 1970