Feels So Good (Atomic Kitten album)

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Feels So Good
Atomickitten-feelssogood.jpg
Studio album by Atomic Kitten
Released 9 September 2002
Recorded September 2001–April 2002
Studio
Genre
Length 51:40
Label Virgin
Producer Hugh Goldsmith (exec.)
Atomic Kitten chronology
Right Now
(2000)Right Now2000
Feels So Good
(2002)
Atomic Kitten
(2003)Atomic Kitten2003
Singles from Feels So Good
  1. "It's OK!"
    Released: 20 May 2002
  2. "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)"
    Released: 26 August 2002
  3. "The Last Goodbye/Be with You"
    Released: 25 November 2002
  4. "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt"
    Released: 31 March 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC 6/10[2]
Andrew Lynch 2/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 1/5 stars[4]
NME 3/10[5]

Feels So Good is the second studio album by girl group Atomic Kitten and the first full original album featuring Jenny Frost. The style of the album is comparable with the first album and consists mainly of pop ballads, happy songs and one cover version. After releasing a cover version of "Eternal Flame" on the previous album, Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles was asked to write a track for the album called "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt". The girls teamed up with Rob Davis for the songwriting and production of several songs and as a result, Kylie Minogue with whom he frequently collaborated, donated the song "Feels So Good" to the album. Out of gratitude and because they felt it was a great title, the group decided to name the album after that song. As with debut album Right Now, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark members and Atomic Kitten founders, Andy McCluskey and Stuart Kershaw – who parted ways with the group during recording – made multiple songwriting contributions.

The album received mixed to negative reviews, but fared well on the charts, reaching number one and selling 80,000 in its first week and the single "The Tide Is High" becoming number one the week before, selling 145,000 copies.[6] Atomic Kitten became only the second girl band to have the number-one single and album at the same time after the Spice Girls. Following the release of the single "The Last Goodbye"/"Be with You", the album climbed back to the top ten in for two weeks. The album was certified double platinum[7] and the album was certified Platinum by the IFPI for selling more than one million copies in Europe.[8] The album was further promoted with the simultaneous release of the book Atomic Kitten: So Good, So Far by Ian McLeish, in which the girl group gave an insight look into their early career.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "It's OK!" Stargate 3:16
2. "Love Won't Wait"
3:29
3. "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)"
3:25
4. "Feels So Good"
  • Anderson
3:30
5. "Walking on the Water"
  • McCluskey
  • Kershaw
  • Lukas Burton[a]
4:00
6. "The Moment You Leave Me"
  • McCluskey
  • Kershaw
3:28
7. "The Last Goodbye"
  • Stargate
3:07
8. "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt"
  • Padley
  • Godfrey
  • Grant[b]
3:28
9. "Softer the Touch" Simon Tauber 3:53
10. "The Way That You Are"
  • Bell
  • Hamilton
  • Tim Orford
  • Martin O'Shea
3:17
11. "Baby Don't U Hurt Me"
  • Nichols
  • Chapman
2:44
12. "So Hot"
  • Nichols
  • Chapman
  • Frost
  • Nichols
  • Chapman
3:22
13. "Maybe I'm Right"
  • Davis
  • McClarnon
  • Davis
3:31
14. "No One Loves You (Like I Love You)"
  • McCluskey
  • Kershaw
  • McCluskey
  • Kershaw
  • Sebastian Morawietz[c]
4:00
Notes and sample credits
  • ^[a] denotes additional producer
  • ^[b] denotes vocal producer
  • ^[c] denotes co-producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[31] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[32] Gold 150,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[33] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[35] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[8] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feels So Good at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Suffolk Music – Reviews – Atomic Kitten – Feels So good". BBC. 30 September 2002. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived 24 September 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Caroline Sullivan (13 September 2002). "CD: Atomic Kitten, Feels So Good | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/artistKeyname/6722.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ The Official Chart Company The Tide is High page. Retrieved: 14 September 2006
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  8. ^ a b "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2002". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
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  10. ^ a b Amazon.com: Feels So Good: Music
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  27. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top 40 - Album Charts 2002". Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  28. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts (2002)". Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  29. ^ "2002 UK Albums Chart". ChartsPlus. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  31. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Feels So Good" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Atomic Kitten in the field Interpret. Enter Feels So Good in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Atomic Kitten; 'Feels So Good')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
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  34. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Feels So Good". Recorded Music NZ. 
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Atomic Kitten; 'Feels So Good')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 

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