Flashdance... What a Feeling

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"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
Single by Irene Cara
from the album What a Feelin' and Flashdance soundtrack
B-side Love Theme from "Flashdance" (Instrumental)
Label Casablanca[citation needed]
Writer(s) Giorgio Moroder (music)
Keith Forsey & Irene Cara (lyrics)[1]
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder[citation needed]
Certification Platinum (US)
Gold (UK)
Irene Cara singles chronology
"Anyone Can See"
"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
"Why Me"
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"Flashdance... What a Feeling" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, and Irene Cara, and performed by Cara.[1]

Song information[edit]

In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cara's only No. 1 song. It earning a platinum record in 1983, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song,[1] and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1984.[citation needed]

The song was the number three single of the year in 1983 on the Billboard year-end chart. In 2008, the song was ranked at No. 26 on Billboard's All Time Top 100, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

In the United Kingdom, the song spent one week at number two on the UK Singles Chart dated July 5, 1983,[1]


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Dutch Top 40[3] 13
Irish Singles Chart[4] 2
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[5] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[6] 1

Cover versions[edit]

Marie Picasso covered the song in 2007. Picasso's version peaked at 54 position on the Swedish singles chart.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 21, 1983". Top40.nl. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Settimana 19 Novembre 1983" (in Italian). Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Marie Picasso - Flashdance ... What A Feeling". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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