Feels Like I'm in Love

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"Feels Like I'm in Love"
Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie song.jpg
Single by Kelly Marie
Released July 1979 (1979-07)
Format
Recorded 23–24 June 1979
Genre Disco
Length 3:13
Label Calibre Records[2]
Writer(s) Ray Dorset[2]
Producer(s) Pete Yellowstone[2]
Kelly Marie singles chronology
"If I Can't Have You"
(1979)
"Feels Like I'm in Love"
(1979)
"Hot Love"
(1981)
Music video
"Feels Like I'm in Love" on YouTube

"Feels Like I'm in Love" is a song recorded by Scottish singer Kelly Marie. It was a number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in September 1980.[3]

Written by Ray Dorset[4] of Mungo Jerry, the song was originally intended for Elvis Presley but he died before it could be pitched to him. When it was originally released on Pye Records in 1979, the song was a sleeper hit on the Scottish club scene before breaking through nationally in the summer of 1980, reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart in September.[5] The following year, aided by a number of remixes the song became a club hit in the US, reaching number ten on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.[6]

Re-released on the Calibre record label, it followed a rare breed of record labels who gained a chart-topping success with their debut release.[2]

Composition[edit]

The song is performed in the key of C major with a tempo of 121 beats per minute.[7]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song featured in the 2002 romantic comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in the Midlands. It also appeared in the 2005 comedy-romance film, Imagine Me & You, in the Dance Dance Revolution sequence.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 1
US Hot Dance Club Play (Billboard)[15] 10

Cover versions[edit]

  • Australian dance group Raffles released a cover version of "Feels Like I'm in Love" in November 1994, which peaked at number 66 on the Australian singles chart in early 1995.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love". Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 385. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Feels Like I'm in Love". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  5. ^ "One-Hit Wonders at the BBC". One-Hit Wonders at the BBC. 17 April 2015. BBC Four. 
  6. ^ "Kelly Marie | Awards". AllMusic. 1957-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Feels Like I'm In Love - Kelly Marie - Spot On Track". www.spotontrack.com. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 192. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kelly Marie – Feels Like I'm In Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kelly Marie – Feels Like I'm In Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Offiziellecharts.de. 1980-10-13. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Feels Like I'm In Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kelly Marie – Feels Like I'm In Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 1980-09-13" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love". 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  16. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 26 Mar 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
Preceded by
"Start!" by The Jam
UK number one single
13 September 1980 – 20 September 1980
Succeeded by
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police