Justin Timberlake's Most Famous Lyric Was Ad-Libbed

Aired on 09/19/2007 | CC tv-pg
Many artists will tell you that some of their most memorable songs were not complicated or painstaking to create. Often, a melody or lyric will come out of the blue and permanently lodge itself in the brain. For Justin Timberlake, that song was "Sexy Back." "Bringing sexy back" was just an ad-lib that was never meant to be in the final product, but it proved too irresistible to drop.

Here, during his 2007 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Justin tells Oprah how it all came together. And, true to her journalistic roots, Oprah asks the hard-hitting question: "So, you brought sexy back...where had it gone?"