New Anthem: Michael Jackson Featuring Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”

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It’s Friday, which means the weekend is only a few short hours away from welcoming you and your dreams of good times with open arms. The only thing you need at this point is a good soundtrack for the evening, right? Well, now you can cross that off your to-do list as well.

A new song from Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake titled “Love Never Felt So Good” has found its way online ahead of the late singer’s new album release. The track harkens back to the height of ’70s dance pop, which fits Timberlake almost as well as it does the King of Pop himself. The full band backing gives the whole track a unique sense of visceral energy in a time where most songs intended to make people move rely on beat machines rather than actual people with musical talent. You can stream the track below, but you may first want to find that special someone in your life (or a complete stranger) and ask them to dance.

Hot damn. This song is going to be everywhere this summer and I could not be happier about it. I would take 100 knockoffs of this song cropping up over the next 6-8 months over another summer of “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” any time. No question.

I probably played this song half a dozen times before finding the will power to sit down long enough to type. As soon as the drums kick in it’s like the universe commands whatever cares you have to back off and let you have a good time. You get lost in the groove and fall in love as the hi-hat builds to chorus. If you don’t have someone to spin around your cubicle or living room with by the time the second verse begins it no longer matters because you’re already addicted to the rhythm. It’s the perfect pop throwback, and it deserves nothing short of platinum certification.

Jackson’s new posthumous album, Xscape, arrives in stores May 13.

James Shotwell

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  • lives4music

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song and agree with the review 100 percent!

  • travis3000

    Amazing song. Surprised me. Can’t stop listening to it!