Song of the Day: “That Girl”


Some artists demand our respect right away, and others earn it over time. Justin Timberlake made a big splash as a cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club in the early 90s, and an even bigger one as a member of the wildly successful boy band, NSYNC. While his skyrocketing popularity garnered naysayers, even some of the most hard-nosed critics softened at the 2013 release of his polished record, The 20/20 Experience. Michael Jackson’s influence is prominent on the infectious single from the album, “That Girl.” Timberlake complements the tight, in-the-pocket groove with crisp vocals:

So what you’re from the other side of the tracks
So what if the world don’t think we match
I’ll put it down like my love’s on wax
I’m in love with that girl
And she’s in love with me

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →