Don't You Wanna Feel

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"Don't You Wanna Feel"
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Single by Rogue Traders
from the album Better in the Dark
Released 29 September 2007 (2007-09-29)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative dance, pop rock, electropop
Length 3:16
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) James Ash, Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Producer(s) James Ash
Rogue Traders singles chronology
"We're Coming Home"
"Don't You Wanna Feel"
"I Never Liked You"
"We're Coming Home"
"Don't You Wanna Feel"
"I Never Liked You"

"Don't You Wanna Feel" is a dance-pop-rock song written by James Ash and Natalie Bassingthwaighte for the Rogue Traders' third studio album Better in the Dark. It was released on schedule as the album's first single on 29 September 2007.[1] It was leaked onto P2P networks on 7 September 2007.[citation needed]

At the end of August 2007, it was revealed on the official Rogue Traders forum that the single would soon be available for pre-order via mobile phone. Later, this was confirmed by Sony BMG, and for A$5.55 (including postage), fans could secure their own copy of the single, complete with signatures from band members.[2] Both Natalie Bassingthwaighte & James Ash signed the disc sleeve.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted and peaked at number ten on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 8 October 2007. It stayed at number ten for four weeks and peaked at number six on the physical CD singles chart and number ten on the digital tracks chart.

"Don't You Wanna Feel" was certified Gold (35,000+ copies sold) by ARIA Charts.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Don't You Wanna Feel" was filmed in Sydney in July 2007.[4] The video is set in the Rogue Institute for the Gifted, a special hospital where gifted musicians are studied. Described by James Ash as "Grey's Anatomy meets Heroes", the video depicts Ash and Natalie Bassingthwaighte as doctors.[4] Throughout the video they are shown observing patients performing instruments in strange ways. The music video concludes when Ash and Bassingthwaighte briefly disappear into one of the observation rooms, performing with the rest of the group.

Sony BMG announced that the music video would premiere on Network Ten News with Angela Bishop on 11 September 2007.[5] The video, however, was not aired and instead premiered on the band's website the following day.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Don't You Wanna Feel".

CD single / iTunes EP
  1. "Don't You Wanna Feel" — 3:16
  2. "Don't You Wanna Feel" (James Ash vs Kam Denny remix) — 6:15
  3. "In Love Again" (Live at The Chapel) — 6:28
iTunes EP #2
  1. "Don't You Wanna Feel" — 3:18
  2. "Don't You Wanna Feel" (James Ash vs Kam Denny remix) — 6:17
  3. "In Love Again" (Live at The Chapel) — 6:30
  4. "Don't You Wanna Feel" (Deadmau5 Remix) — 6:13

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Australia 2007-09-29 Sony BMG CD 88697171942[6]


Chart (2007) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 10 G[7]
  • G ^Gold, 35,000+ records sold

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Award[edit]


  1. ^ Kathy McCabe. "Natalie Bassingthwaite now a song-writer". The Daily Telegraph. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Single Pre-Order on Sony-BMG" Archived 11 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. SBMG ONLINE. Retrieved 12 September 2007.
  3. ^ Top 20 Australian Singles Chart. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved on 30 September 2007.
  4. ^ a b James Ash. "Rogue Traders Film Their Latest Video!, ...Set Report..." Archived 3 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  5. ^ "New Rogue Traders Video Premieres Tomorrow!" Archived 12 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. Sony BMG. 10 September 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.
  6. ^ Rogue Traders "Don't You Wanna Feel" CD Single (88697171942). Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  7. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Singles Archived 27 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. ARIA Charts: Australia's Official Music Charts. Retrieved on 25 April 2008
  8. ^ "2009 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

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