Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company song)
|"Feel Like Makin' Love"|
|Single by Bad Company|
|from the album Straight Shooter|
|B-side||"Little Miss Fortune"|
|Format||7-inch 45 RPM|
|Studio||Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, England|
|Bad Company singles chronology|
"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. The song was named the 78th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
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.
- Millie Jackson recorded "Feel Like Making Love" in 1976, reaching #71 R&B.
- Deborah Conway covered the song in 1990. The single was her first solo release.
- Pauline Henry, former singer of The Chimes, covered the song in 1993, charting at No. 12 in the UK.
- A cover was released by country music artist Philip Claypool in 1995 on his debut album A Circus Leaving Town. It was the highest-charting of that album's four singles, peaking at No. 60 on Hot Country Songs.
- It was covered by Kid Rock on his self-titled 2003 release. His version peaked at No. 33 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
- The song was parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "Feel Like Throwin' Up".
- The song was sampled in the song "Rolled" by Lemon Jelly on their EP Stay With You.
Bad Company version
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||5|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||2|
|UK Singles Chart||20|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
Philip Claypool version
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||60|
Kid Rock version
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||33|
Pauline Henry version
|"Feel Like Making Love"|
|Single by Pauline Henry|
|from the album Pauline|
|Pauline Henry singles chronology|
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."
|Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)||26|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||85|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||17|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||12|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
- Paul Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
- Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
- Boz Burrell – bass guitar
- Simon Kirke – drums
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