Feels So Right (song)
|"Feels So Right"|
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album Feels So Right|
|A-side||"Feels So Right"|
|B-side||"See the Embers, Feel the Flame"|
|Released||May 1, 1981 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||August 26, 1980|
|Label||RCA Nashville 12236|
|Producer(s)||Harold Shedd and Alabama|
|Alabama singles chronology|
"Feels So Right" is a song written by Randy Owen, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in May 1981 as the second single and title track from the band's album Feels So Right . It became the group's fourth straight No. 1 single (and first multi-week No. 1) on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
A mellow love song with somewhat explicit lyrics and a strong country pop styling, "Feels So Right" also became Alabama's first crossover hit, performing modestly well on CHR and Top 40 radio stations. The song peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1981, and became their first of five top 10 hits on the adult contemporary chart. On the country chart, the song has the distinction of becoming the first No. 1 song to drop directly out of the top 40 since the inception of the 100-position chart, falling to No. 43 for the chart week of August 1, 1981.
The pop "love ballad" style evident on "Feels So Right," along with the country rock style of its other songs, became the cornerstone of Alabama's sound throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it remains one of Alabama's most popular songs.
Single and album edits
A slightly early fade on the single version is the only difference between the single and album versions of "Feels So Right"
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||20|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||5|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
- Billboard magazine — August 1, 1981 issue
- Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
- Allmusic — Feels So Right by Alabama.
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