Feelin' Satisfied

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"Feelin' Satisfied"
Boston Feelin' Satisfied.jpg
Single by Boston
from the album Don't Look Back
B-side "Used to Bad News"
Released 1979
Format Single
Recorded 1977–1978
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:11
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Tom Scholz
Producer(s) Tom Scholz
Boston singles chronology
"A Man I'll Never Be"
(1979)
"Feelin' Satisfied"
(1979)
"Amanda"
(1986)
"A Man I'll Never Be"
(1979)
"Feelin' Satisfied"
(1979)
"Amanda"
(1986)

"Feelin' Satisfied" is a 1978 song written by Tom Scholz for the Boston band album Don't Look Back. Paul Grein of Billboard described the song as "an affectionate tribute to the power of music."[1] The same magazine later described the song as an "upbeat track which is totally rock 'n' roll," praising the "clear singing" and "fresh sounds."[2] Terry Hazlett of The Observer-Reporter described the song as an "innocent little [ditty]" which comes across like a "rock 'n' roll anthem.".[3] AXS contributor Bill Craig describes the lyrics as being about "the wonders of rock music."[4] Pete Bishop of The Pittsburgh Press claimed that it has "an infectious happy feel."[5] Ultimate Classic Rock critic Michael Gallucci described it as a "simple" song that, in common with many Boston songs, "celebrates rock 'n' roll."[6] Gallucci rated it Boston's 8th greatest song, particularly praising the effect from the hand claps during the refrain.[6] Paul Elliott rated it their 7th greatest song, commenting on its "sense of fun" as Scholz lets go of some of his usual control.[7]

Chart positions[edit]

"Feelin' Staisfied" was later released as a single and went up to #46 on the Billboard Hot 100.[8] It only reached #84 in Canada..[9] It was the band's last single release for 7 years, until "Amanda" in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grein, P. (September 2, 1978). "Closeup". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Top Single Picks". Billboard Magazine. March 24, 1979. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ Hazlett, T. (August 30, 1978). "Disc Talk". Observer-Reporter. p. 17. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ Craig, Bill (February 18, 2017). "Top 10 best Boston songs". AXS. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  5. ^ Bishop, P. (March 27, 1979). "Boston Throws 'Party' at Arena; Music is Rock Fans' Cup of Tea". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  6. ^ a b Gallucci, Michael. "Top 10 Boston songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  7. ^ Elliott, Paul (March 10, 2016). "The 10 Greatest Boston Songs Ever". Future plc. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Boston Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  9. ^ "RPM 100 Singles". Library and Archives Canada. May 26, 1978. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 

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