Justin Timberlake sat down with Apple Music for a wide-ranging look back at the biggest hits of his solo career, in an interview released on Monday (Oct. 5).
During the chat, the superstar opened up to Zane Lowe about the creative process behind everything from "Señorita" and "Cry Me a River" to "SexyBack" and "Can't Stop the Feeling!," including the surprising pushback he received regarding the now-iconic lead single to his smash 2006 album FutureSex/LoveSounds.
"When I brought the album in, I said, 'This is the first single,'" he said of "SexyBack." "Everybody told me I was crazy. They're like, 'It's too fast.' I'm like, 'OK.' Like, 'It doesn't sound like you.' I'm like, 'OK.' They're like, 'It doesn't have your signature falsetto.' I'm like, 'OK.' And I say, 'Every reason why you think that that's why it's wrong, I think it's right.'"