Monday, April 22, 2024

Timberlake “Trolls” Soundtrack Features Duet with Gwen Stefani, and Anna Kendrick with Another Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence”


All summer long, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Fight the Feeling” has been number 1 and ubiquitous on the dance floor. The song comes from the “Trolls” soundtrack, which will release this fall.

Now Timberlake has released the track listing for the “Trolls” CD, and we see a lot of things. First of all, co-star Anna Kendrick is really singing a lot. Anna covers Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” (which was already revived once this year on the charts by The Disturbed), plus she joins Justin on four tracks. Timberlake has no other solo tracks, but he joins in with the others and has a duet with Gwen Stefani called “What U Workin With?” Also, there’s a remake of Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” with the group plus Justin and Anna. Also it seems like Ariana Grande covers “They Don’t Know,” a hit for Tracey Ullman years ago and for Kirsty McColl. Zooey Deschnanel supplies a song called “Hello,” which hopefully is not an Adele cover.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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