Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company song)
|"Feel Like Makin' Love"|
|Single by Bad Company|
|from the album Straight Shooter|
|B-side||"Little Miss Fortune"|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
|Recorded||September 1974 at Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, England|
|Writer(s)||Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs|
|Bad Company singles chronology|
"Feel Like Makin' Love" is a song by British supergroup Bad Company. The song originally appeared on the LP Straight Shooter in April 1975 and was released as a single in August of the same year (see 1975 in music). The song was named the 78th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
The song's riff is lifted almost note for note from The Who's "Sparks" from their album Tommy.
- Millie Jackson covered the song on her 1976 album titled Free and in Love.
- New Zealand singer Kim Hart released a cover of the song in 1980.
- Dangerous Toys covered the song on their 1991 album 'Hellacious Acres'
- Pauline Henry, former singer of The Chimes, covered the song in 1993, charting at No. 12 in the UK.
- A cover was released by country music artist Philip Claypool in 1995 on his debut album A Circus Leaving Town. It was the highest-charting of that album's four singles, peaking at No. 60 on Hot Country Songs.
- The pop punk/ska punk band Goldfinger has a cover version featured on their live album Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live from Omaha.
- It was covered by Kid Rock on his self-titled 2003 release. His version peaked at No. 33 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
- It has also been covered by Jørn Lande on his 2007 album Unlocking the Past.
Bad Company version
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||5|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||10|
|UK Singles Chart||20|
Pauline Henry version
|UK Singles Chart||12|
Philip Claypool version
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||60|
Kid Rock version
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||33|
- Strong, Charles (2002) [Originally published in 1994]. The Great Rock Discography (Sixth ed.). United Kingdom: Canongate Books. p. 133. ISBN 1-84195-312-1.
- Straight Shooter (Vinyl sleeve). Bad Company. United States: Swan Song Records. 1975. Back cover. SS 8413.
- "spreadit.org music". Retrieved 5 February 2009.
- British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 41. ISBN 0-85112-199-3.
- British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 660. ISBN 0-85112-199-3.
- "Philip Claypool Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Philip Claypool.
- Live cover by Queen + Paul Rodgers (official video) on YouTube
- Lyrics of live cover by Queen + Paul Rodgers from Live in Ukraine, from Queen official website
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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