In honour of Trousersnake's birthday, here are 8 of his most fabulous toe-tapping, booty-popping tunes. Happy dancing, people. If only our moves were just as smooth as that of the chap in question. Sigh.
1. Like I Love You
Like I Love You was JT’s first single off his debut solo album, Justified, back in 2002. That’s a worrying twelve years ago, people. Produced by the Neptunes (we bow down to you, Pharrell Williams), it was all funk rhythm and sexy guitar. His dance routine was off the hizzle. So off the hizzle that we’ll try to forgive the baggy leather trousers.
This was the first song off his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds. He promised to bring sexy back and, boy, did he deliver. Cue lots of grinding and winding in clubs and student unions all over the world. We also just adore this cover by Corinne Bailey Rae. Too good.
3. Madonna ft Justin Timberlake – Four Minutes
Watching this video makes us want to thrust like Madge and move like Justin. We’re also fans of the Trousersnake’s facial fuzz.
4. Ciara and Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic
We’ve tried dancing sexily to this raunch-tastic tune. It didn’t go well, but if at first you don’t succeed, as they say…
5. Rock Your Body
He wants to have us naked by the end of this song. Dream on, Justin, but you might have us dripping in sweat having over-exerted ourselves on the dancefloor. Take what you can get, you know…
6. Timbaland Ft Justin Timberlake – Carry Out
7. NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye
Sometimes we long for the days when Justin had curly blonde locks and danced as if he were a puppet on strings.
8. Take Back The Night
Us Marie Claire ladies first heard (and danced vigorously to) Take Back The Night at 2013’s Wireless Festival. When we hear it now, we can almost taste those summer nights. Glorious.