Jump to FM.tv


Justin Timberlake's 5 Best Live Covers

From Marvin Gaye to INXS, JT can pretty much cover anything.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Timberlake performs on stage on Day 29 of iTunes Festival 2013 at The Roundhous
Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

Justin Timberlake celebrates his birthday on January 31, and for those of you lucky enough to have seen him live already know his concerts are always a treat.

Not only does JT put on an amazing live show full of his own hits (remember that MTV VMA medley?), but every once in a while, he'll venture into cover territory. He doesn't perform cover songs very often, but when he does, he makes them count—seriously, kudos to him for exposing INXS to a whole new group of fans.

Take a look through our five favorite Justin Timberlake live covers, and, fingers crossed, you get to see one of these in person. Fuse will be celebrating JT's b-day with #HBD Justin Timberlake and playing your favorite music videos starting at 10/9am EST. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder.

1 / 5

The Jacksons,' "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)"

Justin Timberlake has been compared to Michael Jackson countless times, and this performance of The Jacksons' 1978 funk hit "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" is yet another example why. He was born to sing this song.

2 / 5

Otis Redding, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

JT was invited to the White House to sing the timeless Otis Redding classic "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay." So, you know, no pressure. But Justin did what he always does: nailed it.

3 / 5

INXS, "Need You Tonight"

Whenever we hear Australian rock band INXS' 1987 hit "Need You Tonight" on the radio, we don't exactly think, "Hey, Justin Timberlake would do an amazing cover of this song." Turns out we don't know anything.

4 / 5

Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"

Despite what a few people at your local karaoke bar might try to convince you, not everyone is equipped to cover Kings of Leon's sexy Top 5 "Use Somebody." Justin Timberlake is.

5 / 5

Marvin Gaye, "Got to Give It Up"

Justin covered Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" at the 2008 Fashion Rocks concert. Five years later, Robin Thicke broke all kinds of records with "Blurred Lines." No shade, but all we're saying is he was probably watching this performance thinking, "$$$."

User Comments


Photo of the day

Apr 2: Basket-Bros

Currently on his 'The Man of the Woods' tourJustin Timberlake brought out a special guest for his Cleveland show. LeBron James surprised concertgoers by showing up alongside Timberlake and taking a shot on stage. On Friday, the singer was also seen cheering on LeBron during the Pelicans and Cavaliers game. James gave a shout out on Instagram, "My brother @justintimberlake showed up and showed out last night at the Q! One of the greatest to ever do it in my lifetime and still going strong."