Feels So Right

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Feels So Right
Alabama - Feels So Right.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released February 1981
July 7, 1987 (re-release)
Recorded 1980 at The Music Mill, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 34:59
Label RCA Records
Producer Alabama
Larry McBride
Harold Shedd
Alabama chronology
My Home's In Alabama
(1980)
Feels So Right
(1981)
Mountain Music
(1982)
Singles from Feels So Right
  1. "Old Flame"
    Released: January 23, 1981
  2. "Feels So Right"
    Released: May 1, 1981
  3. "Love in the First Degree"
    Released: October 2, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Feels So Right is the fifth studio album by American country band Alabama, released in February 1981 by RCA Records. It was their first #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. On the all-genre Billboard 200 the album peaked at #16 and stayed for more than three years, longer than any other Alabama album.[1]

Feels So Right produced three Number One hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart: "Old Flame", the title track and "Love in the First Degree". The latter two also reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead singerLength
1."Feels So Right"Randy OwenRandy Owen3:37
2."Love in the First Degree"Tim DuBois, Jim HurtRandy Owen3:19
3."Burn Georgia Burn"Tim Lewis, Roger MurrahTeddy Gentry3:31
4."Ride The Train"Teddy GentryRandy Owen3:46
5."Fantasy"Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen, Rick ScottRandy Owen4:03
6."Hollywood"Gary Stewart, Wayne CarsonRandy Owen3:52
7."Old Flame"Donny Lowery, Mac McAnallyRandy Owen3:13
8."Woman Back Home"Donny LoweryRandy Owen2:21
9."See the Embers, Feel the Flame"Don CookJeff Cook2:43
10."I'm Stoned"Randy Owen, Teddy GentryRandy Owen4:53

Personnel[edit]

Alabama[edit]

  • Randy Owen - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Teddy Gentry - vocals, bass guitar, lead vocals on "Burn Georgia Burn"
  • Jeff Cook - vocals, lead guitar, lead vocals on "See the Embers, Feel the Flame"
  • Mark Herndon - drums

Other musicians[edit]

  • Rick Scott - drums
  • Arliss Scott - guitars
  • Jack Eubanks - guitars
  • David Humphreys - drums
  • Leo Jackson - guitar
  • Fred Newell - guitar
  • Willie Rainsford - keyboards
  • Billy Reynolds - guitar
  • David Smith - bass guitar
  • Strings arranged by Kristin Wilkinson

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Alabama, Harold Shedd and Larry McBride
  • Engineers: Jim Cotton, Gene Rice, Harold Shedd
  • Assistant engineers: Paul Goldberg, Ben Hall, Joe Mills
  • Mastering: Randy Kling

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 16

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN AC
1981 "Old Flame" 1 103 1
"Feels So Right" 1 20 5 1
"Love in the First Degree" 1 15 5 1 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top Pop Albums 1955-1985, Record Research Inc., 1985, p. 11, 493.
  2. ^ "Alabama – Gold & Platinum Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Feels So Right". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.