Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)

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"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"
Skunk anansie hedonism.jpg
Single by Skunk Anansie
from the album Stoosh
B-side "So Sublime"
"Let It Go"
"Song Recovery"
"I Don't Believe"
Released 15 January 1997
Format CD, Cassette
Recorded 1996
Genre Alternative rock, soft rock
Length 3:27
Label One Little Indian (UK)
Writer(s) Skin, Cass, Ace
Producer(s) GGGarth. Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie singles chronology
"Twisted (Everyday Hurts)"
"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"
"Brazen (Weep)"

"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" is a song by British group Skunk Anansie. It was released in January 1997 as a single from their second album, Stoosh. The song reached #14 in the UK singles chart. It also proved to be a top 20 hit in several countries such as France, Sweden and Austria and a top 10 hit in other countries such as Norway and The Netherlands and a #2 hit in Switzerland. [1] It is regarded as one of Skunk Anansie's most known singles and was a popular choice at concerts. Skin performs a version of the song at many of her solo gigs, and US R&B group Groove Theory covered the song for their second album, The Answer.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Thomas Krygier, who also directed "Brazen (Weep)". It shows the band performing in a flat, followed by cutaway scenes that shows various people's instincts in the same flat. The video contained computer-generated imagery to manipulate some of the people's faces in the flat to show their emotions. The video also caused minor controversy when scenes contained two women tongue kiss.

Track listing[edit]

CD single - CD1[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" 3:27
2. "So Sublime" 4:56
3. "Let It Go" 4:39
4. "Strong" 3:41

CD single - CD2[edit]

# Title Length

Parental Advisory CD:

1. "Hedonism (Acoustic ReMix)" 3:33
2. "Song Recovery" 4:17
3. "CountraBand" 5:22
4. "I Don't Believe" 4:52


Chart (1997) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 11
France (SNEP)[3] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 14


  1. ^ Hedonism Chart Performances @ finnishcharts.com Retrieved June 2009
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in French). Les classement single.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Skunk Anasie Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". VG-lista.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". Singles Top 100.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". Swiss Singles Chart.

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