That Girl

Album: The 20/20 Experience (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • The song begins with Timbaland introducing "JT & The Tennessee Kids" to the audience. (The Tennessee Kids are Timberlake's live orchestra that accompanies him on performances.) The cheesy introduction at the microphone serves as a flashback to the Justified track, "Senorita," which starts in the same manner.
  • Timberlake debuted the song at a Super Bowl charity party on February 2, 2013.
  • The song contains a sample from Jamaican reggae musician King Sporty's track "Self Destruct." King Sporty is best known for co-authoring Bob Marley's hit tune, " Buffalo Soldier."
  • Timberlake told MySpace how he recruited his Tennessee Kids backing band. "I just want to go and, like, rip everybody's face off with some great musicians," he explained "And so we just started scouting the best musicians we could find and we found a lot of 'em that grew up in the church, which was so appropriate for the stuff that I wrote for this album. They're killer. And they make me sound way better than I am."

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