Feels Good

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"Feels Good"
Single by Tony! Toni! Toné!
from the album The Revival
ReleasedJune 15, 1990
Recorded1989
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Length4:58
LabelWing
Songwriter(s)
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • D'Wayne Wiggins
  • Timothy Clemon Riley
  • Carl Wheeler
Producer(s)Tony! Toni! Toné!
Tony! Toni! Toné! singles chronology
"The Blues"
(1990)
"Feels Good"
(1990)
"It Never Rains (In Southern California)"
(1990)

"Feels Good" is a number-one R&B single by Tony! Toni! Toné! featuring a rap verse by Mopreme Shakur. The hit song spent two weeks at number one on the U.S. R&B chart. It was also their first top-ten hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number nine.[2] "Feels Good" also peaked at number three on the dance charts.[3]

Sampling[edit]

The song samples Think (About It). Two turntables were used in the process. One which plays the break in reverse and can be heard in the left ear. The other plays the break normally and can be heard in the right ear.

Track listings[edit]

US cassette single

  • A1 Feels Good [12" Party Mix] 8:30
  • B1 Previews: Oakland Stroke / It Never Rains (In Southern California) / The Blues 1:30
  • B2 Feels Good [Instrumental] 5:20

US 12" single

Side 1:

  1. Feels Good [Edit] 4:31
  2. Feels Good [LP Version] 4:53
  3. Feels Good [12" Party Mix] 8:27

Side 2:

  1. Feels Good [Extended Version] 6:56

US Maxi-CD

  1. Feels Good [Radio Version] 4:33
  2. Feels Good [LP Version] 4:56
  3. Feels Good [12" Party Mix] 8:30
  4. Feels Good [Extended Mix] 6:56

Canada 12" Promo

  • A1 Feels Good [Ben Liebrand House Mix] 6:56
  • A2 Feels Good [Ben Liebrand House Edit] 4:19
  • B1 My Christmas [Yuletide Mix] 5:33
  • B2 My Christmas [Cool Cut Mix] 4:45
  • B3 My Christmas [The Other Mix] 5:14

Charts[edit]

Other media[edit]

The chorus of the song can be heard at the end of a 2011 Ford Edge commercial. The song was also heard and used in Rick and Morty's season 2 episode "Look Who's Purging Now," as well as in the Doogie Howser, M.D. season 2 episode "Dances with Wanda," a late 1990 episode of the US daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, in the 2007 movie Trick 'r Treat and in the 2023 movie ‘’The Burial’’.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josephs, Brian (July 20, 2012). "The 25 Best New Jack Swing Songs". Complex. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 584.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 261.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 283.
  5. ^ "Tony! Toni! Toné! – Feels Good". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  7. ^ "Tony! Toni! Tone! Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.

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