Cry Me a River (4:47)

Cover of Justified

From Justified and 169 other releases

“Cry Me a River” is the second single from Justin Timberlake’s solo debut album Justified. Released on December 17, 2002, the single, which features guest vocals and production by Timbaland & Scott Storch, won Timberlake a Grammy Award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” in 2004. The song title comes from Cry Me a River written in 1953 by Arthur Hamilton and sung by Julie London in the cult Jayne Mansfield movie “The Girl Can’t Help It”.

According to the Cry Me a River Songfacts, Timberlake wrote this song about Britney Spears . Timberlake and Spears were in Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club together when they were younger. They dated for two and a half years before breaking up in 2002. Timberlake claimed she cheated on him with her choreographer, Wade Robson. Britney responded with Everytime. In her 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer, “Who is the song for?” Spears stated, “I’ll let the song speak for itself.” Many believe the song was written about ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

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You were my sun, you were my earth
But you didn't know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance and made other plans
But I bet you didn't think that they would come crashing down, no

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  • becrucified

    "if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney" LOL

    13 Jan 4:59pm Reply
  • maccartnys

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [35]

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SofiaWinchester

    The Neighbourhood's version is better.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • maria-dantas

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [34]

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bloodywiill

    fucking epic

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • drdolce

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [33]

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • drdolce

    I love this song so much♥

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • annadmakeeva

    Timbaland is genius. Still sounds so extra-modern and groovy.

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • liadepaulabfc

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [32]

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Gif__

    ♥.

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • chemzed

    no shame

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • J-I-N-X

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [31]

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • getluckys

    If Justin didn't made this song, this song would never existed. [9]

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RachDemi

    cry britney cry [2]

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • r3mi_95

    His best song

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Red_Pain

    If Justin didn't made this song, this song would never existed. [8]

    27 May 2014 Reply
  • enxe3

    If Justin didn't made this song, this song would never existed. [7]

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • credules

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [30]

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • horeamuresan

    if britney would not have broke justin's heart this song would have never existed so thanks britney [29]

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • justnfast

    In love with it

    15 Feb 2014 Reply
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