Glass Acts: a history of mirror songs |


Glass Acts: a history of mirror songs

Justin Timberlake's newest single is only the latest in a long line of mirror-themed tracks. Come reflect with us.

The Velvet Underground and Nico
”I’ll Be Your Mirror” (1966)
Sure cure for the sads: letting a gorgeous German model with a heroin problem be your looking glass.

The English Beat
”Mirror in the Bathroom” (1980)
Who needs human friends when your best 2-D buddy is right there? And so shiny?

Michael Jackson
”Man in the Mirror” (1988)
MJ’s ”be the change you want to see” plea also yields ”the video that makes everyone everywhere cry.”

Christina Aguilera
”Reflection” (1998)
Her very first single ponders the timeless questions: Who am I? Why am I here? When will I start wearing chaps?

Lil Wayne feat. Bruno Mars
”Mirror” (2011)
A.k.a. Weezy Gets Reflective. (See what we did there?) But seriously, he’s a lil wistful on this one.

Justin Timberlake
”Mirrors” (2013)
Lucky Jessica Biel; JT loves her so much, he can fix his hair when he looks into her eyes.