Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me a River’ gets an electro reboot from Chvrches

They took a chance on this cover song, and it paid off.


Rae Votta


Published Feb 19, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:11 pm CDT

No one is crying at this BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge cover.

Scottish electronic band Chrvches took to the studio to pay tribute to everyone’s favorite grown-up mouseketeer and NSYNC member, Justin Timberlake. While “Cry Me A River,” Timberlake’s thinly veiled musical message to ex Britney Spears, rocked the charts in 2002, this Chrvches take brings it straight to the modern musical moment.

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“Yes, electro-Timberlake,” exclaims Live Lounge host Fearne Cotton at the end of the clip. We couldn’t agree more.

Screengrab via BBC Radio 1/YouTube | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Feb 19, 2015, 6:01 pm CST