Al Green

Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' infuses 'Trolls' with a modern disco feel

Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' infuses 'Trolls' with a modern disco feel

The onetime face of the world’s biggest boy band is now 35, a dad, a budding film composer and a songwriting contender this awards season. Justin Timberlake has come far from his teen-idol days, but the journey to his acclaimed hit song from the animated “Trolls” has also been full circle.

“It needed to speak to the final message of the movie: Happiness – you can access it, you have it inside you. It can be a choice,” Timberlake says in a bungalow at the Château Marmont. “So how do you do that? How do we make that feel cool?”

The answer was the irresistibly airy disco of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” It seemed such a sure-fire beach-party hit, it was...

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