Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake’s “Love Never Felt So Good” Video Debuts

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After much hype, the “Love Never Felt So Good” video debuted today. News leaked earlier this week that Justin would appear in the video with Michael. Doing this with a singer who is deceased is tricky. It can either come off unbelievable or just out of place. But the makers of the clip were able to pull it off.

As is exemplary of Michael’s later videos, various groups of people come together joyously. The late singer’s vision of cultural harmony has come to life. Fans mime Jackson’s verses and perform his iconic dance moves. Expect to see the “Beat It” arm reaches and a determined tyke attempting the gravity-defying lean of “Smooth Criminal.” Jackson’s appearances consist of smiles at Justin and fans from a scene in “Remember the Time” as well as dancing in clips like “Jam.”

Justin takes cues from those videos. It’s well known that Jackson is a major influence on Timberlake both musically and performance-wise. When it’s time for the “Not A Bad Thing” singer to shine on the bridge, he effortlessly imitates the king of pop. A flip of his leather jacket makes you forget about Justin’s unfortunate Macklemore haircut. “Love” is a cheerful clip that makes the already infectious song even more inspiring than before.

Watch it below:

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2 thoughts on “Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake’s “Love Never Felt So Good” Video Debuts

  1. I get that Michael has been a huge influence for so many, but the posthumous videos of people imitating his moves are kind of tired to me. And I don’t even think there’s a ton of them, but you see Michael’s moves in Justin and many of his contemporary and those after them, and they all just look like imitations. I’m just bored with it. I like the song though. You can tell that this song was recorded a good while ago, considering the quality of Michael’s vocals.

    • I thought the video was enjoyable. It did bring a smile to my face and made me like the song more than I did before. I do agree that he has many imitators not just people that are inspired by him. Inspiration is one thing but overt imitators are pretty rampant.

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