Justin Timberlake Had to Push for 'SexyBack' to Be a Single: 'Everybody Told Me I Was Crazy'
It was released on July 18, , to US mainstream and rhythmic radio stations  by Jive Records as the lead single from the album. The instrumentation used in the song includes a pounding bass beat, electronic chords, and drum machine sounds. It also topped several of Billboard magazine's other charts, including the Mainstream Top 40 , Hot Dance Airplay , and Hot Digital Songs , and entered the top ten on most singles charts. Internationally, it became Timberlake's first single to reach number one in the United Kingdom. In Australia, the track was Timberlake's second number-one single, spending two consecutive weeks at the top.
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