"I Want You Back" Songs for Valentine's Day & Opinions on Justin Timberlake

I Want You Back

When candy, flowers, and love notes fail to woo your sweetie back, there's only one thing left to do: stake out under a window, hold up that boom box and blast an "I Want You Back" song. This Valentine’s Day, Jim and Greg present their favorite pleading songs. Plus, they'll review the new album from Justin Timberlake.

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Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake

Man of the Woods

After a five year recording hiatus, Justin Timberlake has returned with Man of the Woods. The album is a sonic departure from the soul-infused pop of his earlier releases such as Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds. According to Jim, Justin's goal with Man of the Woods was to make an album that was "Americana with 808s… old country with drum machines." Jim loved that concept; but believes that despite production from The Neptunes and Timbaland, the resulting album fell flat. Greg finds the working man character on tracks like "Livin’ Off the Land" hard to swallow, and calls "Her," a spoken word interlude featuring Justin's wife, Jessica Biel, to be "embarrassing" and a "Hallmark commercial." Ultimately, Jim questions whether the whole project is supposed to be taken seriously at all, or whether it's a "Portlandia-level joke." The hosts give Man of the Woods a double Trash It.

"I Want You Back" for Valentine's Day

It's that magical time of year where love is in the air! However for some, they've got to try a little harder to get back into the good graces of their valentines. Jim and Greg present their favorite Pleading Songs.


  • Rod Stewart, "You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)"
  • Mudhoney, "If I Think"
  • Yvonne Elliman, "If I Can’t Have You"
  • Simple Minds, "Don’t You (Forget About Me)"


  • Al Green, "Can’t Get Next to You"
  • The Spinners, "Working My Way Back to You"
  • Bonnie Raitt, "Love Has No Pride"
  • Alex Chilton, "Can’t Seem to Make You Mine"


Jim and Greg pass the mic to some of the expert beggers in the audience. We hear some listeners' suggestions for great "I Want You Back" tracks:

  • Heather in Chesterton, IN:

Stranger Cole and Ken Booth, "Uno, Dos, Tres"

  • Alex in Portland, OR:

Dawes, "Coming Back to a Man"

  • Matthew in Portland, ME:

Aretha Franklin, "Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream"

  • Kathy & John in Raleigh, NC:

Paul Young, "Come Back and Stay" & Trio, "Out in the Streets"

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