“Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
by Justin Timberlake
Released: May 6, 2016 Genre: Pop/Disco Length: 3:56 Record Label: RCA Peak: #1 for 1 week (May 22-28) Songwriters: -Justin Timberlake -Max Martin -Shellback Producers: -Max Martin -Shellback -Justin Timberlake
Unlike most music critics, I am not crazy about this song. It does have a carefree, happy vibe that everybody loves to hear in summer songs. And if this song played at a dance party I’d still get down to it.
Still, for me, It’s too cheesy. I feel like I’m listening to a theme song for little kid’s cartoon show. Which makes sense, since it’s part of a soundtrack for the DreamWorks animated film Trolls (will be released Nov. 4, 2016).
What doesn’t make sense to me is how popular it has become with adults.
Justin’s previous hits have hit much harder (“Rock Your Body”/”Sexy Back”/”Mirrors”).
Again, I will cut slack since it was created for a children’s movie. What I mean is, if this was the first single off of his new album I would have given it a 4/10.
Fifteen years from now I don’t think this song will be remembered and/or referenced much.
His new, upcoming solo material, which I’m sure will arrive by the end of 2016, hopefully will not take me back to the second grade.
(A promo shot for the movie Trolls)
Justin Timberlake has not worked with producer Max Martin since his NSYNC days.
“Top 3 In the Pocket” Roundtable Opinions:
Score: 9/10 “I love this song. It’s an extra cheesy, generic pop song. It’s really expected from a singer like J.T., but it’s a lot of fun. -Taryn Candy.
Score: 8/10 “When I hear this song it makes me feel like I’m going to have a great day. I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be like Pharrell’s “Happy,” which got annoying and overplayed, because “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a great song.” -Incognito Gurl.
Score: 6/10 ” ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ is the best out of his most recent songs. However, I still don’t find any of them (including this one) as great as his 2008 days.” -Margie Ricchezza.
Average Score: 7.6 /10
1. “So just imagine, just imagine, just imagine.” His falsetto accompanied by the beat build-up is Kute (spelled on purpose). I visualize myself being gracefully thrown into the sky, higher and higher.
2. “So just dance, dance, dance,” Those five words actually get more stuck in my head than the, “Can’t stop the feeling!” scream.
Here’s a link to the full lyrics found on Genius.com:
Review by: Gio Bradley.