Summer Love (Justin Timberlake song)

"Summer Love"
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Single by Justin Timberlake
from the album FutureSex/LoveSounds
A-side"Until the End of Time"
ReleasedNovember 26, 2007 (2007-11-26)
Recorded2005; Thomas Crown Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Justin Timberlake singles chronology
"Until the End of Time"
"Summer Love"
"4 Minutes"

"Summer Love" is a song by American singer Justin Timberlake from his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). It was written and produced by Timberlake, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley and Nate "Danja" Hills. "Summer Love" is a pop song about "wanting to fall in love with the lusty seasonal lover".[1] Its instrumentation consists of keyboards, drums, guitars, pianos, and handclaps.

"Summer Love" received generally positive reviews from music critics, with some comparing it to Timberlake's work with NSYNC. "Summer Love" reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million units. The song also peaked at the top ten in Belgium and Canada. "Summer Love" was included in the set list of Timberlake's second worldwide tour FutureSex/LoveShow in 2007.[2]

Production and release

When composing songs for his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake went to former Justified collaborator Timbaland's studio in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to begin sessions for his second album.[3] However, not one of them had an idea of what the album would be–no plan for it and even a title.[4] "Summer Love/Set the Mood (Prelude)" was written and produced by Timo "Timbaland" Mosley, Nate "Danja" Hills and Timberlake himself.[5] The song was recorded by Jimmy Douglas, while its mixing was done by Douglas together with Timbaland. The keyboards were provided by Timberlake, Timbaland and Danja; the latter also played the drums in the single.[6]

"Summer Love" was released as the sixth and final single from FutureSex/LoveSounds. The song was remixed with additional vocals by American rapper Stat Quo. A reviewer of DJ Booth commented that the collaboration will "burn up the dance floors". He also stated that "the collaboration is chalked full of infectious production work from none other than Timbo [Timbaland]."[7]

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