There are songs that you literally can’t get out of your head. Even if you don’t know the lyrics, or like the song, they get burned into your brain. Because singers, songwriters and producers are evil geniuses. They know what will trigger something inside that says, “Hmm, this is catchy, let’s have it play over and over so it’s like a broken record for their minds. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!” Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off” springs to mind. As does Rihanna‘s “Work” and Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy.” And the latest is Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
If you haven’t heard it, well, here it is, but consider yourselves warned. You will go to bed with it in your head, you will wake up with in your head, you will develop your own little routine to it while you listen to it in the car. There’s even a cool new video that will have you smiling and tapping your toes, shaking your hips, and clapping your hands along with it.
Just like Pharrell’s “Happy,” which came from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, JT’s latest hit is for the upcoming animated film Trolls. So, not only is it catchy as hell, it’s also kid-friendly, sports a snazzy beat and will make you want to dance, dance, dance. And just like the video for “Happy,” which features all kinds of different people dancing around, so does “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Hmm, coincidence?
The first video Timberlake released for the song is just as infectious but with a different cast of characters, featuring some of the voice talents of Trolls, lip syncing and dancing along. So if you want to see Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayyar, have at it, because it is glorious. However you watch it, consider yourselves warned. It’s never leaving you and that’s OK. And if you feel the need to dance around, that’s OK too.