"Feel" is a song by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. It was released on December 2, 2002 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, Escapology. The song became an international hit, reaching the top of the charts in Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, and top five positions in countries such as Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
"Feel" was written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. According to Williams, most of the vocals are from the original demo recording, as he felt unsatisfied with the re-recorded vocals. He commented, "I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day."
The video shows Williams in a cowboy-like lifestyle. It gained some attention in the United States thanks to Daryl Hannah's appearance as Williams's love interest. There were two versions of the same video, one shot in black and white and the other in colour.
The song was aimed to become the Christmas number-one in the United Kingdom, but peaked at #4. It still spent four weeks inside the Top 10, however. "Feel" became Williams's biggest international hit and his best selling single in Europe: the song topped the charts in Argentina, Hungary, Italy, India, Latvia, Portugal and the Netherlands. The song was also successful in Mexico and in Canada, where it reached in the Top 10 and spent a total of 54 weeks in the chart. Despite Williams's major success in the most of the world, "Feel" failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA. To date, "Feel" has sold 245,000 copies in the UK.
The song was featured in Cathay Pacific's 2009-2010 advertisement campaign. A custom-made instrumental version of the song is also produced in promotion for the airline's new Business Class seats on its website.
After the release of "Feel", contestant Ricky Ord sang the song in the second season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar for the theme "My Pop Idol", being one of the first contestants eliminated. In Season 8, contestant Ardian Bujupi sang the song for the theme "English v. German".