Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

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"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
Single by Moby
from the album Play
B-side "Flying Foxes", "Princess", "Honey (Remix Edit feat. Kelis)", "Flower", "The Sun Never Stops Setting
Released November 17, 1999
Genre Downtempo, trip hop, electronica
Length 4:24 (album version)
3:45 (Single version)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
"Natural Blues"
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? / Honey (Remix featuring Kelis)"
Single by Moby featuring Kelis
from the album Play
Released October 16, 2000
Genre Electronica, pop, trip hop
Length 3:12
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby, Kelis
Moby singles chronology
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" / "Honey" (Remix featuring Kelis)
"South Side"

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" is a song by American electronica musician Moby released as the fourth single from his 1999 album Play.[1] The song managed to chart at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] It features The Shining Light Gospel Choir on vocals. The cover features Moby's character "Little Idiot". The song was featured in the theatrical trailer for the 2001 war film, Black Hawk Down. The song is featured in the Edexcel GCSE Music Specification.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" is completely animated and features Little Idiot from the single cover (and his dog from the remixes cover). The video reveals that they live on the moon and the rest of the video revolves around their adventures on Earth through snow, war, and rain. The ending shows Little Idiot and his dog going back to the moon climbing a ladder. It was created in 1999. It was inspired by the book "Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12-inch promo single
  • A. "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (ATB Remix)"
  • B. "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Ferry Corsten Remix)"

  • CD Single (United Kingdom)
  • 1. "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Single version)"
  • 2. "Flying Foxes"
  • 3. "Princess"
  • 4. "Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad (Video)"

Remix featuring Kelis[edit]

In 2000, the single was re-released, along with a remix of "Honey" featuring singer Kelis.

Chart positions[edit]

Original version[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
German Singles Chart 3
UK Singles Chart 16

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"/"Honey (Remix featuring Kelis)"[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
UK Singles Chart 17


  1. ^ Christopher R. R. Weingarten (2009-07-02). "Play 10 Years Later: Moby's Track by Track Guide to 1999's Global Smash | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  2. ^ Edexcel.com

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