Justin Timberlake has a new feel-good dance hit. “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” I think Justin Timberlake is exactly what’s right about pop music. The man can do no wrong. The only person I can compare him to is Jennifer Lawrence. The man can do no wrong. At 36, he’s won nine Grammy Awards and 4 Primetime Emmy Awards. He’s won four PrimeTime Emmys for hosting and singing on “Saturday Night Live.”
Jennifer Lawrence, has been nominated for four Academy Awards in five years…winning one. For those same four movies, she won three Golden Globes, and was nominated for the fourth. Let’s not forget starring four “Hunger Games,” and three “X-Men” movies Did I mention that she’s 26 years old, and that every talk show or red-carpet event makes front page news.
The most important thing they share is an innate joy at whatever it is they chose to do. But let’s stick with Timberlake for now. He was the lead singer of the 90s boy band NSYNC, which sold over 50 million records from 1995-2002. In 2002, he started recording as a solo artist. In that 14 year period he sold more than 20 million albums from only three studio albums. The man simply can do no wrong. In that same period, he starred in half a dozen movies including “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling,” is JT’s first single in three years which would be a lifetime in most artists careers. Not Justin. It’s just great to have you back, JT, doing what you do best. The lyrics seem straight from the pen of his sometime producer Pharrell Williams.
I got this feeling inside my bones
It goes electric, wavey when I turn it on
All through my city, all through my home
We’re flying up, no ceiling when we in our zone
I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good song in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh
I can’t take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
You gon’ like the way we rock it, so don’t stop
Welcome back JT.