Feels So Right

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For the song, see Feels So Right (song).
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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]

A Side[edit]

  1. "Feels So Right" (Randy Owen) – 3:37
  2. "Love in the First Degree" (Tim DuBois, Jim Hurt) – 3:19
  3. "Burn Georgia Burn" (Tim Lewis, Roger Murrah) – 3:31
  4. "Ride the Train" (Teddy Gentry) – 3:46
  5. "Fantasy" (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Owen, Rick Scott) – 4:03

B Side[edit]

  1. "Hollywood" (Gary Stewart, Wayne Carson) – 3:52
  2. "Old Flame" (Donny Lowery, Mac McAnally) – 3:13
  3. "Woman Back Home" (Lowery) – 2:21
  4. "See the Embers, Feel the Flame" (Don Cook) – 2:43
  5. "I'm Stoned" (Owen, Gentry) 4:53

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]

  • Jack Eubanks - guitars
  • David Humphreys - drums
  • Leo Jackson - guitar
  • Fred Newell - guitar
  • Willie Rainsford - keyboards
  • Billy Reynolds - guitars, backing vocals
  • 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
Preceded by
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Willie Nelson
Seven Year Ache by Rosanne Cash
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Share Your Love by Kenny Rogers
There's No Gettin' Over Me by Ronnie Milsap
There's No Gettin' Over Me by Ronnie Milsap
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) by Willie Nelson
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) by Willie Nelson
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 23–30, 1981
June 20 - July 11, 1981
July 25, 1981
August 8, 1981
August 22, 1981
September 12–19, 1981
October 31 - November 14, 1981
November 28, 1981
December 26, 1981 - January 9, 1982
January 23 - March 20, 1982
Succeeded by
Seven Year Ache by Rosanne Cash
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Fancy Free by The Oak Ridge Boys
Share Your Love by Kenny Rogers
Step by Step by Eddie Rabbitt
There's No Gettin' Over Me by Ronnie Milsap
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) by Willie Nelson
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) by Willie Nelson
Bobbie Sue by The Oak Ridge Boys