I Feel a Song

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I Feel a Song
Studio album by Gladys Knight & the Pips
Released November 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Soul
Length 34:44
Label Buddah
5612
Producer Tony Camillo, Kenny Kerner, Richie Wise, Burt Bacharach, Ralph Moss, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, William Guest, Edward Patten
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
Claudine
(1974)
I Feel a Song
(1974)
Knight Time
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Rolling Stone (not rated) [3]

I Feel a Song is a studio album recorded by American R&B group Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in November 1974 on the Buddah label. It was the their third overall album for Buddah.

The first single release, "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)", reached #1 R&B and #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The B-side, "Don't Burn Down the Bridge", also charted as a tag-along on the pop chart. A second single, "Love Finds Its Own Way", also charted, peaking at #47 pop and #3 R&B. The final single, a live medley recording of "The Way We Were"/"Try to Remember" was also a successful hit, peaking at #11 pop and #6 R&B. The song also gave the group its highest chart peaks on the adult contemporary and UK Singles charts, #2 and #4, respectively. The album was also their fourth of five R&B albums chart-toppers.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)"   Tony Camillo, Mary Sawyer 2:48
2. "Love Finds Its Own Way"   Jim Weatherly 3:56
3. "Seconds"   Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach, 3:48
4. "The Going Ups and the Coming Downs"   Weatherly 3:35
5. "The Way We Were / Try to Remember" (Live Medley) Marvin Hamlisch, Alan & Marilyn Bergman / Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones 4:30
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Better You Go Your Way"   Bill Withers 4:15
7. "Don't Burn Down the Bridge"   Ronnie Miller 4:47
8. "The Need to Be"   Weatherly 4:07
9. "Tenderness is His Way"   Withers 2:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
[4][5]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 17
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
UK Albums Chart 20
Singles
Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
UK[5]
1974 "I Feel a Song" (A-side) 21 1
"Don't Burn Down the Bridge" (B-side)
1975 "Love Finds Its Own Way" 47 3 40
"The Way We Were"/"Try to Remember" (live medley) 11 6 2 4

Later Samples[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. I Feel a Song review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "I Feel a Song review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave. "I Feel a Song review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  4. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ a b "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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