Feels So Right

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Feels So Right
Alabama - Feels So Right.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1981
July 7, 1987 (re-release)
StudioThe Music Mill, Nashville, TN
LabelRCA Nashville
Larry McBride
Harold Shedd
Alabama chronology
My Home's In Alabama
Feels So Right
Mountain Music
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
Allmusic [1]

Feels So Right is the fifth studio album by American country music band Alabama, released in February 1981 by RCA Nashville. 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"Jeff CookJeff Cook2:43
10."I'm Stoned"Randy Owen, Teddy GentryRandy Owen4:53


  • "Burn Georgia Burn" is listed as "Burn Georgia Down" on the CD release.



  • 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


  • 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]



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


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  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. ^ "Top Country Albums of 1981". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Top BIllboard 200 Albums of 1981". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Top Country Albums of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine.
  6. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums of 1981". www.Billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Feels So Right". Recording Industry Association of America.