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A romantic song that encourages people to fall in love even if they have been in bad and bitter relationships before. A couple of documentary filmmakers heard about a couple who got engaged on January 12, 2014, while heading to New York City on a Long Island Rail Road train.  A voiceover in the video says: “They were so in love, you almost never see that. We don’t know who these people are or what their story is, but maybe you do. We’re making a documentary about finding love. Have you seen this couple?” The video also features couples sharing their reflections on love, marriage and their relationships, as well as what they think of the couple. The filmmakers flooded the NYC streets with flyers (with the #haveyouseenthiscouple), stopping by a radio interview and texting each other from borough to borough, with the messages showing up on the screen, House of Cards style. The search is not without a few false leads, as they ask strangers and friends to help. The video ends with a “To Be Continued” title. The guy who originally proposed reportedly held up speakers and blasted Not a Bad Thing.

Release date

It was released on February 24, 2014


Justin Timberlake – Timothy MosleyJerome “J-Roc” HarmonJames Fauntleroy



Chart Rankings

US – 8

UK – 21


It peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was in the top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and New Zealand.

Artist’s age on release date

Justin Timberlake was 33 years when he released this song.

Cover Versions

Not A Bad Thing has not been remixed or remade.

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