Justin Timberlake covers The Jacksons’ “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” [Video]

Justin Timberlake

Performing as part of a BBC Radio 1 Love Lounge special recently, Justin Timberlake paid homage to one of his biggest influences – Michael Jackson – with a live rendition of one of The Jacksons‘ classics, “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground).”

Timberlake puts his signature falsetto to good use on the infectiously funky track; starting by launching energetically into the instantly recognisable, cowbell-heavy groove Timberlake leads his band, complete with all-powerful horn section and enticing dancers, through the 1978 hit before proceeding to “shovel the funk” in a James Brown inspired bridge, keeping the crowd moving throughout.

Take a look at the performance below and you can catch JT’s whole set on the Radio 1 website.