"Follow My Lead" (CD single)

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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J.T. delivers a fresh single for Shriner's charity.

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Positive Messages

Song proceeds benefit Shriner's Hospitals for Children. Promotes message of determination and optimism.


No risque lyrics.


Charity fundraiser.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single is being released by Justin Timberlake as a charity fundraiser to benefit Shriner's Hospitals for Children, and is free to MySpace Music users. Along with the good cause it promotes, it sends a positive message about determination and optimism.

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What's the story?

FOLLOW MY LEAD is the new single released by Justin Timberlake and is part of a fundraising campaign for the Shriner's Hospitals for Children. It features vocals from newcomer Dutch-ess and YouTube sensation Esmee Denter. The song was recorded live at the recent Justin Timberlake and Friends benefit for Shriner's and debuted on MySpaceMusic.

Is it any good?

No risque lyrics or bump-and-grind beats to worry about here. This is a J.T.-style funkadelic pop track featuring solid soul vocals from newcomer 20-year-old Esmee Denter. While it starts with J.T. rapping "Hands up/I show you what I do.../Everybody knows this is the anthem," Denter takes the lead for most of the song, belting the chorus "Follow my lead/we'll go where no one goes.../Everyone leaves/be the one still standing strong."

With a positive message, a funky beat, and a good purpose, this is a single that's hard to resist.



Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about celebrities using their star power to raise money for charities. Would you be more inclined to give to a charity if it involved a pop icon such as Justin Timberlake? Do you feel that enough celebrities do their part when it comes to charity work and the power of their public image?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Timberlake
  • Release date: November 18, 2008
  • Label: Jive Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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