Tune Tuesday: Can’t Stop The Feeling 2016

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Five years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Released on May 6, 2016, it is the second track from the Trolls motion picture soundtrack album. It debuted at #1 on the chart and was the best selling digital song of 2016.

Written by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback, Timberlake was also executive producer of the album. It was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Original Song), a Golden Globe (Best Original Song) and won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The sunny song, which arrived a few minutes after midnight, has the potential to be a contender for the song of the summer. He was tapped to pen and perform new songs for the animated movie, and he will also voice the character Branch.

Jon Blistein
Rolling Stone
May 6, 2016

Can’t Stop the Feeling is a straight-up pop hit that is funky and fun, with a solid disco feel that will inspire you to get up and dance, as the lyrics instruct us all to do. The song gives off a feeling of pure joy that only a talent as great as Timberlake could bring to the table.

Jon Niles
Music Times
May 6, 2016

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7 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: Can’t Stop The Feeling 2016

    nostaligicitalian said:
    June 2, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    I was DJing many parties and proms when this came out. It was one that often got two or three plays a night.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 2, 2021 at 10:09 PM

      It’s a great song!

      Howdy, Keith…

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        nostaligicitalian said:
        June 2, 2021 at 10:11 PM

        It really is! Most of the stuff that is a “hit” today isn’t worth anything! I was looking up the number one song on the day my daughter was born (a year ago) and the lyrics are filthy!

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    popchartfreak said:
    June 3, 2021 at 12:16 PM

    great track. Justin’s had a great career, and it’s a shame that streaming pretty much excluded a lot of previous big-sellers that had a core fan group in actual physical or digital sales, in favour of those plugging playlists aimed at 12-year-olds who think swearing is rebellious. It’s a marketing tool that has become obligatory to any act trying to appeal to that demographic.

    I’m not a prude, mind you, I swear like a trooper when there’s a point to be made, and when there’s a song making a point that refuses to bleep or change the word to suit radio I’m fine with that. It’s the incidental use of cursing words where they don’t add anything (proven by the artist willingness to bleep or remove) I object to….

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 3, 2021 at 4:36 PM

      Streaming has created issues in music, movies and TV. It ain’t like the old Nielsen ratings.

      I wouldn’t call myself a big Justin fan but, I like this and I have two of his songs on my phone playlist.

      I curse regularly. I’m driven to it from societal madness. I agree that swearing, just to hear your own head roar or to try and appear “tough”, is annoying. I also object to advocating violence in music.

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