Feels Just Like It Should (Jamiroquai song)

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"Feels Just Like It Should"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Dynamite
B-side Feels So Good (Knee Deep Remix)
Released 6 June 2005 (2005-06-06)
Format CD, 12"
Recorded October 2004
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock
Length 3:46
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Jay Kay
Producer(s) Mike Spencer and Jay Kay
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Corner of the Earth"
(2002)
"Feels Just Like It Should"
(2005)
"Seven Days in Sunny June"
(2005)

"Feels Just Like It Should" is the first single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's sixth studio album, Dynamite. The song was produced by Mike Spencer and Jay Kay. The track is based around a bass line created by Kay as a human beatbox. This bassline originally formed part of an Interlude that was intended to feature on the band's 2001 album, A Funk Odyssey, but was dropped, only appearing on the test pressing. The song was their fourth #1 on the U.S. Dance Chart and peaked at #8 on the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the 48th Grammy Awards.

Background[edit]

This track has been used by the BBC's advertising for the 2005 Children in Need appeal, which features Terry Wogan breakdancing to the song, was included in the computer game FIFA 06, and was featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted as a remix by Timo Maas. It has also been used in a Cingular Music and Payless ShoeSource advertisement, and is available as a playable song in the Xbox 360 game, Dance Dance Revolution Universe. It was also used during a game montage for the Xbox 360 during E3 2006. The song was also recently used in 2010 during commercials for PlayStation Move and the HBO series Hung.

Music Video[edit]

The video shows a nerd (played by Jay Kay) entering into an elevator. The elevator takes him to a strange area (the number bar on the elevator reads "hell"), where the nerd turns into Jay Kay. He walks down a street, and into an alley, where he meets a pimp (also played by Jay Kay), who is the "candyman" mentioned in the lyrics. He plays several mind tricks on Jay Kay and his reactions, almost exactly fit in with the lyrics, for example with the line I'm throwing out my laser beams, he shoots lasers at a laser-shooting woman, and with I pick a little free agent, he picks up a dwarve secret agent (Jason Acuña) who shoots the woman, but gets thrown away. As the video progresses, Jay Kay rides down the street on a skateboard, and he sees the candyman driving the car, with a lady wearing a red dress as a passenger. He goes into a phone booth, and presumably calls his wife. Then he transforms back into the nerd, who enters a room with the lady, and she tries having sex with him. The video ends with the nerd lying in an alley.

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1 (675968 1)
  1. "Feels Just Like It Should" – 4:34
  2. "Feels So Good" (Knee Deep Remix) – 3:44
UK CD2 (675968 2)
  1. "Feels Just Like It Should" – 4:34
  2. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Mark Ronson Remix) – 3:49
  3. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Timo Maas Remix) – 9:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 27
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 71
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 88
Finnish Singles Chart[4] 19
German Singles Chart[5] 69
Italian Singles Chart[6] 8
Spanish Singles Chart[7] 8
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 60
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 33
UK Singles Chart[10] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[11] 1

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