Feelin' Alright?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Feelin' Alright)
Jump to: navigation, search
For the 1999 song, see Feelin' Alright (Len song). For the album by the New Riders of the Purple Sage, see Feelin' All Right.
"Feelin' Alright?"
Song by Traffic from the album Traffic
Released 1968
Genre Folk rock
Length 4:16
Label Island
Writer(s) Dave Mason
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller

"Feelin' Alright?", also known as "Feeling Alright", is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic from their eponymous 1968 album Traffic. It was also released as a single, and it reached #123 on the US charts[1] but failed to chart in the UK.[2] The song was also a hit single for several other performers: Joe Cocker (1969, #69,[3] re-charted in 1972, #33),[4] Mongo Santamaría (1969, #95),[5] and Grand Funk Railroad (1971, #54).[6]

Other versions[edit]

It has also been recorded by:[7]

Little Milton recorded his own version in 1970 that was released on the 1985 album The Checker Days 1961-1970,[7] while Paul Weller released his version on his Above the Clouds EP in 1992,[9] and Ohio Players version features as bonus track in Pain album reissue in 2006.[10]

Other artists who released their covers are Freddie King, Widespread Panic and The Black Crowes. A Steel Drum version by Trinidad Oil Company was reissued on the dancefloor jazz compilation Blue Juice 2.

It was also featured in the 2000 film Duets, sung by Huey Lewis. Both the original and the Joe Cocker cover were featured in the movie Flight, starring Denzel Washington.


Traffic version[edit]

Joe Cocker version[edit]

Cocker performed a 'duet' of this song with John Belushi on episode 3 of Saturday Night Live's second season which aired on October 2, 1976.

Cocker also performed the song with Huey Lewis on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which aired on 19 July 2012.

Cocker included this song live in his double album Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Jackson 5 version[edit]

Craig Chaquiço version[edit]

In 1997, guitarist Craig Chaquiço performed his version from the album Once in a Blue Universe.[11][12]

Grand Funk Railroad version[edit]


  1. ^ Traffic, "Feelin' Alright?" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  2. ^ "Traffic – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Joe Cocker, "Feeling Alright" 1969 Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  4. ^ Joe Cocker, "Feeling Alright" 1972 Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  5. ^ Mongo Santamaría, "Feeling Alright" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Feelin' Alright" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  7. ^ a b "Original versions of Feelin' Alright written by Dave Mason". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jackson 5 & Diana Ross | Feelin' Alright (1971)". Jackson5abc.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Paul Weller - Above The Clouds (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ohio Players - Pain (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Once in a Blue Universe overview". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "New Age - November '97 - Winter Solstice VI". Music-Reviewer.com. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 

External links[edit]