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"
  • "Strong"
  • "Song Recovery"
  • "Countraband"
  • "I Don't Believe"
Released15 January 1997
FormatCD, cassette
Recorded1996
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:27
LabelOne Little Indian (UK)
Songwriter(s)Skin, Cass, Ace
Producer(s)GGGarth. Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie singles chronology
"Twisted (Everyday Hurts)"
(1996)
"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)"
(1997)
"Brazen (Weep)"
(1997)

"Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" is a song by British rock group Skunk Anansie. It was released in January 1997 as a single from their second album, Stoosh. The song reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified Silver in February 2019 for sales exceeding 200,000 copies. It also proved to be a top 10 hit in the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. In Iceland the song peaked at number one. 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.

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

# 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

# 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

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 11
France (SNEP)[2] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 12
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[4] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 55
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 62
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in French). Les classement single.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  4. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 211 Vikuna 6.3. '97 - 12.3. '97)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 18, 1997" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". VG-lista.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Skunk Anasie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 1997" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1997" (in German). Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Skunk Anansie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 February 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

External links[edit]