Chart Mondays: Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop This Feeling!

11 July Critic Jonni 0 Comments



"One Dance" by Drake makes its 13th consecutive week at number one in the UK, and still no music video as of yet, so Chart Mondays is open to the Top 10 once again. Two videos have officially been released for this song, the first one was entitled "First Listen" which includes cast members of the animation movie that this song is the soundtrack to, entitled "Trolls". This is the second one and the official music video. I was kind of expecting the former video, as I thought that was the official video, guess I was wrong. Luckily I don't have to name all the stars in that video, and can save that for another day when I feel like reviewing it, if I ever do. This video is a pure performance piece, Justin Timberlake still looks young, less sexy more classy. This has definitely become the new Pharrell Williams' "Happy", only less annoying and less of a chart success.

Justin Timberlake, is practically one of the biggest male solo singers in the world. He performed this song during the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and has managed to get this song spread globally on a massive scale. A household name indeed. This song has definitely turned into Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the music video isn't so different either. The song was written by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback.

The video was directed by Mark Romanek. The video has a feel-good element to it, and inspires everyday people to go out and have a good day.

Revitalising motivation and energy, Justin Timberlake turns his song into this year's "Happy", with a similar tune, a similar visual, a similar idea and just as bad dance moves.

The latter becomes a main problem since it is a choreography style that is totally dated. Even my choreographer, when I was young and in a dance troupe, came up with much better ideas. Justin Timberlake is supposed to be an amazing dancer, but his arms are flimsy and his moves have no rhythm, and yet he is in-sync with the backing dancers because their arms are flimsy and they have no rhythm.

This both works and doesn't, it's something we've seen a few times already, it's nothing new, not much of an advertisement for the film "Trolls" and no correlation to the animation, apart from them appearing in a TV store on TVs. This just isn't as engaging as we all expected it to be.
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