“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016. Timberlake gave his first televised performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.
The single debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, opening with 379,000 downloads in its first week, marking Timberlake’s fifth No. 1 single in the country, and making it the 26th song on the Hot 100 history to start at the summit of the chart. Additionally, it became the second song to spend its first 10 weeks atop the Digital Songs chart. The single marked his fifth No. 1 single on the Radio Songs chart and eighth on the Mainstream Top 40. It is among the top 20 longest-leading No. 1 singles on the Adult Contemporary chart. Internationally, it topped the charts in Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and the top-five in most of Europe.
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” was the best-selling song of 2016 in the US with 2.49 million copies sold. For Apple Music it was the second best performing song of the year. The Official Charts Company from the UK named it Timberlake’s biggest song in the country, for over 1 million units sold. The song has received several awards and nominations. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 89th ceremony, where Timberlake performed the song as the opening number. It won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, and was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song.
In the early stages of recording his fifth studio album, Timberlake also served as the executive music producer for the soundtrack to the film Trolls.
Can’t Stop the Feeling!. (2017, March 30)