Saturday, April 20, 2024

UPDATE Justin Timberlake’s New Song is Called “Selfish,” But It’s Not the 2001 NSync Song Called “Selfish”


Justin Timberlake performed his new song, called “Selfish,” last night in Memphis at the Orpheum Theater.

It’s a little confusing because JT already had a song called “Selfish,” with NSync back in the day. This is a different song. I’m trying to imagine Paul McCartney releasing a new song called “Hey Jude.” Hmmm…

The song is from his new album, apparently called “Everything I Thought It Was,” which would be a reference to being home and having a family — which is very McCartneyesque when you think about it. The song will debut this week either on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon — where Timberlake is a guest on Thursday — or on “SNL,” where he’s musical guest this week.

The original “Selfish” was co-written by NSync’s JC Chasez, by the way.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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