Monday, 17 November 2014

My Week with Justin Timberlake Day Seven - 4 Minutes

Day Seven of My Week with Justin Timberlake and for my final choice its '4 Minutes'.

Technically, this is a Madonna track, but it heavily features Justin Timberlake, so I wanted to include it in my week with JT. Its a fabulous song, and these two icons together is, in my humble opinion, pretty spectacular.

Its taken from Madge's album Hard Candy and was released in 2008. As well as JT, it also features Timbaland. JT is more of a duet than a featuring, as he is in it just as much as Madonna.

The basic gist seems to be about saving the world, "4 minutes to save the world" to be exact, but its not downbeat. Its a dance track and a positive one at that - kind of urgent and buzzing. Its got a real thumping bass to it, and a kind of stomping rhythm.

Madonna and Justin's vocals work really well together, and this is a slick, well produced track. Its also got loads of electronic bleeps and sounds, plus Timbaland resulting in a really unique sound.

Not surprising that this hit the top spot in the UK singles chart - Madonna's 13th. Not long after this, Justin took a break from music to pursue his acting career.

The video starts with Timbaland, then Madonna and JT appear. They both look amazing as they climb out of windows, in, out and over cars as they run. They show some impressive dance moves together, and its as good visually as it is musically.

I really like how they add "tick tock tick tock tick tock" adding a bit of drama. Brilliant track, which brings these two megastars together.

And that's it. My last song from JT on my week with him. Let me know what you think. You can check out my previous choices over at My Music page by clicking here. Happy listening :)

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