Summer heat is upon us and so are the jams. Our ears are hooked on Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” What you may not know is that this song leans on the success of mononymous giants: Pharrell, Michael and Handel. If you think that pop is a modern phenomenon, you may be surprised by medieval references and techniques comped by JT. Join us as we break down the hidden hooks and musical tricks that make this song an ear worm.
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Elvis Costello – Allison
M.C. Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Electric Six – Improper Dancing
Nicki Minaj – Feeling Myself ft. Beyonce
Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
Bernart De Ventadorn – Can Vei La Lauzeta