Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” Tops UK Chart: Revisit 6 Other Mirror-Themed Pop Songs

Robbie Daw | March 4, 2013 9:34 am

The English Beat — “Mirror In The Bathroom”

No Doubt owes much of their sound to UK ska-pop act The Beat (known for legal reasons in the States as The English Beat). The band itself disbanded in 1983, and its members went on to form many other successful acts: Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger made up duo General Public, who crossed over in the States with “Tenderness” in the ’80s and a cover of “I’ll Take You There” in 1994; both Wakeling and Roger also released solo material (most notably, Wakeling recorded the theme song to 1988 Kevin Bacon film “She’s Having A Baby”); and guitarists David Steele and Andy Cox were two-thirds of Fine Young Cannibals.

At any rate, during the Beat’s heyday, they made it all the way to #4 on the UK chart in 1980 with “Mirror In The Bathroom,” a catchy groove from their debut album.