|Single by No Angels|
|from the album Pure|
|Released||September 22, 2003|
|No Angels singles chronology|
"Feelgood Lies" is a song by German pop band No Angels. It was written by Pelle Ankarberg, Charlie Dore, Niclas Molinder, Maryann Morgan and Joacim Persson for the group's third studio album Pure (2003), while production was helmed by Molinder and Persson under their production moniker Twin, with Ankarberg serving as co-producer. A dark urban dance pop song, the subjects of "Feelgood Lies" are revenge and karma. Not wanting to feel broken-hearted, the female protagonist warns a love interest to check his alibis.
The song was picked as the album's third and final single. Released on September 22, 2003 in German-speaking Europe, following the official announcement of the group's indefinite hiatus in fall 2003, "Feelgood Lies" peaked at number three in Germany, number twelve in Austria, and number 29 in Switzerland at the singles charts, becoming the highest-selling single to be lifted from parent album Pure. Its accompanying music video was directed by Marcus Sternberg and filmed at the Photonics Center in Adlershof, Berlin.
"Feelgood Lies" was written by frequent No Angels collaborators Pelle Ankarberg, Charlie Dore, Niclas Molinder, Maryann Morgan and Joacim Persson, and produced, mixed, arranged and recorded by Molinder and Persson under their production moniker Twin for Redfly Music, with Ankarberg serving as co-producer. All music was recorded and mixed at RedFly Studios in Sweden, while vocals recording was overseen by Nik Hafemann at the d2p Studios. Fredrik Norburg played the guitar, with keyboards and programming provided by Molinder and Persson. Additional background vocals were contributed by No Angels and Morgan.
Release and reception
While Cheyenne Records initially announced "Eleven Out of Ten" as the third single to be lifted from Pure, the band requested uptempo song "Feelgood Lies," another song by Swedish production team Twin, as their next single. Physical singles of the song were eventually released on September 22, 2003 by Cheyenne Records – two weeks after the announcement of their indefinite hiatus towards the end of the year. The maxi single involves several remixes of "Feelgood Lies," including radio and video versions, as well as previously unreleased record "In My Head," produced by Thorsten Brötzmann and written by Henrik Nielsen.
In Germany, "Feelgood Lies" debuted at number five on the German Singles Chart in the week of October 6, 2003, and peaked at number three in its third week. It fell out of the top twenty in its seventh week and left the chart after eleven weeks, becoming the 69th highest-selling single of 2003 in Germany as well as the biggest-selling single from Pure. In Austria, the single debuted at number 16 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40. It reached number twelve its fourth week and spent 15 weeks within the top 75. In Switzerland, "Feelgood Lies" deduted at number 31 on the Swiss Hitparade and reached its peak, number 29, the following week. It spent eight weeks on the chart, becoming the highest-charting single from Pure as well as the band's best-charting single since "Still in Love with You," released in 2002, in that territory.
The music video for "Feelgood Lies" was the No Angels' fifth clip to be directed and produced by German filmmaker Marcus Sternberg for Sternberg Filmproduktion. While directing, he was assisted by his AD Jan TC Zimpel, with Miklas Wittmann serving as production driver and runner. Choreography was overseen by Canadian dancer and choreographer Sean Cheesman, while former Fame Academy contestant and Become One member David Hernandez appears as Sandy Mölling's backing dancer.
Filming of "Feelgood Lies" took place at the Photonics Center in Adlershof, Berlin in the week of August 4 during the 2003 European heat wave. The video does not follow a storyline but focuses on scenes with choreographies and futuristic designs, featuring scenes of Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Mölling, and Vanessa Petruo wearing colorful outfits in yellow, orange, and pink, while dancing with their four male background dancers. Sequences are intercutted by several close shots and computer animations, including fyling propellers and helicopters, and set expansions like glass buildings. After four weeks of post-production through Capture Berlin GmbH & Co KG, the edited video premiered in September 2003 at the end of VIVA Germany's show Neu bei VIVA.
|1.||"Feelgood Lies" (Radio Version)||3:19|
|2.||"Feelgood Lies" (Video Version)||3:37|
|3.||"Feelgood Lies" (Jiggy Joint Remix)||3:34|
|4.||"Feelgood Lies" (Instrumental)||3:16|
|5.||"In My Head"||Henrik Nielsen||Thorsten Brötzmann||3:47|
|2-track CD single|
|1.||"Feelgood Lies" (Radio Version)||3:19|
|2.||"Feelgood Lies" (Jiggy Joint Remix)||3:34|
Credits and personnel
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Pure.
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