Justin Timberlake’s 23 Top 10 Singles (Including *NSYNC!): Revisited, Reviewed & Ranked
You’re all I ever wanted. You’re all I ever needed.
This was the irresistible plea uttered by a 15-year-old Justin Timberlake in the opening seconds of *NSYNC’s debut single, “I Want You Back.” The track, co-written and co-produced by Max Martin and the late Denniz Pop, was recorded nearly 20 years ago, in summer 1996 (though it wouldn’t cross over to US airwaves until 1998).
Two decades later, JT and Max Martin have reunited for “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, an irresistible, feel-good summer jam off the forthcoming Trolls soundtrack that also just happens to be the current #1 single in the country. As mentioned earlier this week when “Can’t Stop…” debuted at #1, the last time Justin made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was back in April 2007, when Timbaland’s “Give It To Me” (which features Timberlake and Nelly Furtado) ruled for two weeks. It capped a mighty run of chart-topping singles in JT’s FutureSex/LoveSounds era that included “SexyBack,” “My Love” and “What Goes Around… Comes Around.”
But it’s not all about #1s. Since his late ’90s *NSYNC days, Justin has gone on to rack up an impressive 23 Top 10 singles, all of which we here at Idolator revisited over the past week, analyzed in hindsight and ranked from so-so (Ayo!) to super.
This we promise you: Our overview of all 18 years of JT’s Top 10s is not a bad thing. Flip through to read on!