Justin Timberlake‘s second single off The 20/20 Experience, “Mirrors,” has managed to become his second chart-topper as a solo artist in the UK this week. JT recently performed the song at the BRIT Awards, and has been in England doing promo for his upcoming third LP. Prior to “Mirrors,” the onetime *NSYNC member hit the top across the pond with “SexyBack” — though, curiously, none of his singles with his former boy band ever made it to #1. (Timberlake also landed at the top in the UK by featuring on both Timbaland‘s “Give It To Me” in 2007 and Madonna‘s “4 Minutes” in 2008).
All of this is fine and dandy, but it’s got us reflecting, as it were, on numerous other “mirror”-related songs that have been hits over the years, particularly in England. And would you look at that — we just happened to round up six of them! Head below to stare into their shiny surfaces (and to hear them, of course)!
Sally Oldfield — ”Mirrors”
This pleasant curiosity featuring bells and bongos (and is that a fife we hear?) has no relation to Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” And, alas, when it reached #19 in the UK in 1978, it wound up being the only hit for Dublin-born Sally Oldfield. Still, the singer herself is notable for being the sister of Mike Oldfield, composer of “Tubular Bells” (which is widely known as being the “theme” for 1973 horror film The Exorcist).