Can You Feel It (The Jacksons song)

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"Can You Feel It"
Can-You-Feel-It-The-Jacksons.jpg
Single by The Jacksons
from the album Triumph
B-side"Everybody"
ReleasedMarch 5, 1981 (1981-03-05)
RecordedMarch 1980
GenreDisco[1]
Length
  • 5:58 (album version)
  • 3:50 (U.S. 7-inch edit)
  • 3:59 (European 7-inch edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Jacksons singles chronology
"This Place Hotel"
(1980)
"Can You Feel It"
(1981)
"Walk Right Now"
(1981)
Music video
"Can You Feel It" on YouTube

"Can You Feel It" is a song by American group the Jacksons, recorded in March 1980 and released as the third single from their album Triumph.

Written by brothers Michael and Jackie, the song featured solo leads by Randy and Michael. Released as a single in 1981, the song reached No. 77 on the pop charts and No. 30 on the R&B charts in United States, but reached No. 6 in the UK and No. 2 in the Netherlands in 1981.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying video, entitled "The Triumph," was noted for its special effects created by Robert Abel and Associates. Michael created the video's concept[15][failed verification] and Tito's sons Taj and Taryll appeared as extras.[16][failed verification] In 2001, it was voted one of the 100 best videos of all time, in a poll to mark the 20th anniversary of MTV.[17] The title was also used for a 2009 greatest hits compilation.[18] The video was featured on the bonus disc of the box set, Michael Jackson's Vision. The prelude narration is spoken by voice-over artist Ken Nordine.

In popular culture[edit]

The track was sampled by The Tamperer featuring Maya for their 1998 hit single Feel It.[19]

A cover version of the song appeared in a 2018 holiday advertising campaign for Amazon.com.[20] The song was played at Nebraska Cornhuskers football games from 2006 to 2017 before the opening kickoff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Nick (July 7, 2009). "Michael Jackson's Top 20 Singles: Part One". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  2. ^ (No. 2 in the Netherlands in 1981) Hit Dossier 1939-1994, 1994, ISBN 90-230-0820-0 / Top 40 Hitdossier 1956-2001, 2001, ISBN 90-257-3349-2.
  3. ^ Michael Jackson Thriller Album como criar blog & Bill Wolfer Linn LM-1
  4. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 Singles 1980". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "The Jacksons – Can You Feel It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Can you feel it in Irish Chart". IRMA. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Only one result when searching "Can you feel it (re 1)"
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Jacksons" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ a b "The Jacksons – Can You Feel It" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ John Samson. "Can you feel it in South African Chart". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Jackson 5". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  11. ^ "The Jacksons Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  12. ^ "The Jacksons Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  13. ^ "The Jacksons Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  14. ^ "The Jacksons – Can You Feel It". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  15. ^ Friday Night Videos premiere of "Can You Feel It"
  16. ^ "ipbfree.com". Musicology.ipbfree.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  17. ^ "Fatboy Slim's Praise You voted best video". The Guardian. 2001-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  18. ^ "Can You Feel It: Collection [Import]". Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  19. ^ 20 Songs Turning 20 in 2018 Justin Myers, Official Charts.com 30th December 2017
  20. ^ "Amazon TV Commercial, '2018 Holidays Can You Feel It'". ispot.tv. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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