Justin Timberlake and Duran Duran Fail to Make Greatest Thing Ever

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and Justin Timberlake Photo: Getty Images

1. Duran Duran feat. Justin Timberlake, "Night Runner"
Unfortunately, this collaboration falls short of its potential as the greatest thing ever. Still, it's not bad. [EW]

2. Junior Senior vs. Lil Jon, “Can I Get Low”
Just a thought: If Lil Jon actually did try to fight Junior Senior (as the “vs.” in the title suggests) at their show at Hiro Ballroom tonight, do you think the King of Crunk’s primary attack would involve swinging his dreads? [Analog Giant]

3. MF Doom, “Hoe Cakes”
One of hip-hop’s biggest weirdos is getting one of his oddest concoctions, Mm…Food?, reissued. “Hoe Cakes” explains the secret recipe for the player’s favorite dessert (hint: the secret ingredient is not cinnamon). [Missing Toof]

4. Cam’ron feat. Papoose & Slim Thug, “My Jealousy”
Killa Cam’s best dis of the year remains his anti-50 rant delivered in front of his pool via YouTube, but as long as these woozy tracks keep flowing, we’ll put up with as many J.R. Writer albums as we have to. [Panda Toes]

5. Amigos De Obama, “Obama Reggaeton”
So desperate are we as a nation to relieve ourselves from the traditional political patriarchy that we allow our favorite candidates to be endorsed via the most annoying musical genre of the past millennia. Only in America! [Sound Roots]

6. Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch, “Wildside”
Mark Wahlberg is ashamed of his previous life as a … whatever he was, but he should be proud of this classic cautionary tale that is just like TLC’s “Waterfalls,” except the rapping is thirteen times worse. [Jefito Blog]
—Kyle Anderson