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"
Released June 1975 (1975-06)[1]
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded September 1974 at Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, England[2]
Genre
Length 5:12
Label Swan Song
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Bad Company[2]
Bad Company singles chronology
"Good Lovin' Gone Bad"
(1975)
"Feel Like Makin' Love"
(1975)
"Run with the Pack"
(1975)
"Good Lovin' Gone Bad"
(1975)
"Feel Like Makin' Love"
(1975)
"Run with the Pack"
(1975)

"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.

Origin[edit]

Paul Rodgers started to came 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]

Covers[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Bad Company version[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 2
UK Singles Chart[7] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 10

Pauline Henry version[edit]

Chart (1993–94) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[9] 13
German Singles Chart[10] 85
Irish Singles Chart[11] 21
New Zealand Singles Chart[12] 17
UK Singles Chart[13][14] 12

Philip Claypool version[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 60

Kid Rock version[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 
  3. ^ "spreadit.org music". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  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. ^ "charts.org.nz > Bad Company in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  7. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 41. ISBN 0-85112-199-3. 
  8. ^ "Bad Company – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bad Company.
  9. ^ "australian-charts.com > Pauline Henry in Australian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Pauline Henry – Feel Like Making Love (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Pauline Henry'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "charts.org.nz > Pauline Henry in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Official Charts > Pauline Henry". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  14. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums (17th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. 2004. p. 660. ISBN 0-85112-199-3. 
  15. ^ "Philip Claypool – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Philip Claypool.

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