‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ was the song the world couldn’t escape. But, as it turns out, one person who wishes they could is none other than the man who sings it – Justin Timberlake.
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JT sat down with Zane Lowe recently to discuss his biggest hits on Apple Music‘s Essentials.
When the 2016 chart-topping ‘Trolls’ soundtrack single was brought up, he offered a surprising response. One that saw him distance his artistry away from the song.
Speaking about ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling,’ he explained:
“This song trips me out. It is not something I would have ever written for myself. Again, this is a song I don’t feel is mine. Honestly. Because we wrote it for this movie. It just turns out that they said “no, you have to sing it [too]. And I was like ‘ok.”
Timberlake isn’t the first nor will he be the last to open up about having an aversion to some of his own cornerstone hits.
His words are drenched in a coating of irony, though. Because ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ is his last “hit-hit” to date.
2018’s ‘Man of the Woods’ album yielded two #9 charting singles in ‘Filthy’ and ‘Say Something,’ but struggled to move the needle much beyond that.