Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company song)

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"Feel Like Makin' Love"
BC - Makin Love single.jpg
Single by Bad Company
from the album Straight Shooter
B-side"Little Miss Fortune"
ReleasedJune 1975 (1975-06)[1]
Format7-inch 45 RPM
RecordedSeptember 1974
StudioClearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, England[2]
LabelSwan Song
Producer(s)Bad Company[2]
Bad Company singles chronology
"Good Lovin' Gone Bad"
"Feel Like Makin' Love"
"Run with the Pack"

"Feel Like Makin' Love" is a song by British supergroup Bad Company. The song originally appeared on the LP Straight Shooter in April 1975 and was released as a single in August of the same year.[1] The song was named the 78th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[3]

The song was featured in the 2001 movie Scotland PA with other Bad Company songs.


Paul Rodgers started to come up with the lyrics at a camp in California while touring the US with Free. He was 19 years old. After several years, Rodgers played it to Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs who threw in that big chord in the chorus - the muted 'duh-duh' that marks the shift from country ballad to chest-beating rocker.[4]



Bad Company version[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 2
UK Singles Chart[8] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 10

Philip Claypool version[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 60

Kid Rock version[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 33

Pauline Henry version[edit]

"Feel Like Making Love"
Feel Like Making Love.jpg
Single by Pauline Henry
from the album Pauline
Pauline Henry singles chronology
"Too Many People"
"Feel Like Making Love"
"Can't Take Your Love"
Music video
"Feel Like Making Love" on YouTube

"Feel Like Making Love" is a 1993 song by British Jamaican singer Pauline Henry. She was the vocalist in the Scottish band the Chimes.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "On this smashing solo debut, she wraps her well-honed chords around a shiny Bad Company classic rock gem. The result is a guitar-driven pop/hip-hop shuffler drenched in the kind of sweet diva drama that top 40 and R&B radio love to actively pump."[11]

Music & Media wrote: "Attention to all retro maniacs out there. On the borders between rock and dance Henry covers this '70s rocker by Bad Company."[12]


Chart (1993–94) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[13] 13
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[14] 26
Germany (Media Control Charts)[15] 85
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 21
New Zealand (RIANZ)[17] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18][19] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Australia (ARIA)[20] 71


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone



  1. ^ a b Strong, Charles (2002) [Originally published in 1994]. The Great Rock Discography (Sixth ed.). United Kingdom: Canongate Books. p. 133. ISBN 1-84195-312-1.
  2. ^ a b Straight Shooter (Vinyl sleeve). Bad Company. United States: Swan Song Records. 1975. Back cover. SS 8413.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "100 Best Hard Rock Songs Ever (According to VH1)". Stereogum. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "The Story Behind The Songs: Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company". Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. ^ "officialcharts.com". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Rolled/Oats", Wikipedia, 14 November 2018, retrieved 25 April 2019
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz > Bad Company in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  8. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 41. ISBN 0-85112-199-3.
  9. ^ "Bad Company Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Philip Claypool Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Billboard: NEW & NOTEWORTHY" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (1993-11-13, page 8). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. ^ "australian-charts.com > Pauline Henry in Australian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 27 November 1993. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Pauline Henry – Feel Like Making Love (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Pauline Henry'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  17. ^ "charts.org.nz > Pauline Henry in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Official Charts > Pauline Henry". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  19. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 660. ISBN 0-85112-199-3.
  20. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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