Feels So Good (composition)

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"Feels So Good"
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione.jpg
Single by Chuck Mangione
from the album Feels So Good
B-side "Maui-Waui"
Released February 1978
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1977
Genre Smooth jazz, soft rock[1]
Length 3:28 (single edit)
9:43 (album version)
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Chuck Mangione
Producer(s) Chuck Mangione

"Feels So Good" is the title of an instrumental composition by the American flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione. It was both written and produced by Mangione and is the title track from his 1977 album.

The album version of "Feels So Good" runs almost ten minutes, but an edit trimming the piece to 3 minutes 28 seconds was released as a single in early 1978. The single reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June of that year[2] after spending a week atop the Billboard easy listening chart in May.[3] The recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the ceremony held in 1979, losing out to Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are".[3] Mangione re-recorded the tune (as a slow ballad, and with lyrics sung by Don Potter) for his 1982 album 70 Miles Young.

Mangione was quoted describing the editing of the original version of the track as "major surgery."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Chuck Mangione: Flugelhorn & electric piano
  • Chris Vadala: Saxes
  • Grant Geissman: Guitar
  • Charles Meeks: Electric Bass
  • James Bradley, Jr.: Drums

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs". 31 May 2007. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  4. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". 
  5. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 374. 
  7. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 6/10/78". tropicalglen.com. 
  8. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". www.musicoutfitters.com. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-03. 

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