Feels So Good (Atomic Kitten album)

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Feels So Good
Studio album by Atomic Kitten
Released 9 September 2002
Recorded September 2001 – April 2002; Metropolis Studios, Wise Buddha Music Studios, The Motor Museum Studio
Genre Pop, disco
Length 51:40
Label Virgin
Producer Hugh Goldsmith
Atomic Kitten chronology
Right Now
Feels So Good
Atomic Kitten
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, OMD frontman and Atomic Kitten founder Andy McCluskey 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]

Original UK release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's OK!"   Storleer Eriksen, Rustan, Hermansen 3:16
2. "Love Won't Wait"   Davis, Von Soos 3:29
3. "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)"   Holt, Evans, Barrett, Padley, Godfrey 3:25
4. "Feels So Good"   Minogue, Anderson 3:30
5. "Walking on the Water"   McCluskey, Kershaw 4:00
6. "The Moment You Leave Me"   McCluskey, Kershaw, McClarnon 3:28
7. "The Last Goodbye"   Lind, Bjorklund, Storleer Eriksen, Rustan, Hermansen, Poku 3:07
8. "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt"   Steinberg, Kelly, Hoffs 3:28
9. "Softer the Touch"   Tauber 3:53
10. "The Way That You Are"   Hamilton, Bell 3:17
11. "Baby Don't U Hurt Me"   Nichols, Chapman, Frost 2:44
12. "So Hot"   Nichols, Chapman, Frost 3:22
13. "Maybe I'm Right"   Davis, McClarnon 3:31
14. "No One Loves You (Like I Love You)"   McCluskey, Kershaw 4:00

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" [Groove Brothers 12" Remix]
  2. "Whole Again"
  3. "Be with You"
  4. "The Last Goodbye" (Soda Club Mix)
  5. "Eternal Flame"
  6. "Ser Tu Pasion (Eres Mi Obsession)"


Chart (2002) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[11] 21
Austrian Albums Chart[11] 3
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[11] 12
Danish Albums Chart[11] 12
Dutch Albums Chart[11] 6
European Top 100 Albums[12] 4
French Albums Chart[11] 74
German Albums Chart[13] 6
Hungarian Albums Chart 20
Irish Albums Chart[14] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[11] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[11] 15
Scottish Albums Chart[15] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[11] 47
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 7
Turkish Nielsen Top 100 Album 22
UK Albums Chart[16] 1
Preceded by
A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay
UK number one album
21 September 2002 – 27 September 2002
Succeeded by
Illumination by Paul Weller


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[18] Gold 15,000*
Germany (BVMI)[19] Gold 150,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[20] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[21] Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[22] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Europe (IFPI)[8] Platinum 1,000,000*

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


  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
  7. ^ a b "British album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Feels So Good". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Feels So Good in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ a b "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2002". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
  9. ^ Feels So Good (2 Bonus Tracks) [Australian Import]: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  10. ^ a b Amazon.com: Feels So Good: Music
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Feels So Good Chart Positions – Atomic Kitten". Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Atomic Kitten Blasts Onto European Chart". billboard.biz. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Atomic Kitten / Longplay" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Irish Charts > Atomic Kitten". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  15. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20020915/40/
  16. ^ "UK Charts > Atomic Kitten". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  18. ^ "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
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Atomic Kitten; 'Feels So Good')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  20. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Feels So Good" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  21. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Atomic Kitten – Feels So Good". Recorded Music NZ. 
  22. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Atomic Kitten; 'Feels So Good')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 

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