Hooked on a Feeling

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"Hooked on a Feeling"
Hooked on a Feeling - B. J. Thomas.jpg
Single by B.J. Thomas
from the album On My Way
B-side"I've Been Down This Road Before"
ReleasedOctober 29, 1968
Format7"
Recorded1968
StudioAmerican Sound Studio, Memphis, Tennessee
GenrePop
Length2:48
LabelScepter
Songwriter(s)Mark James
Producer(s)Chips Moman
B.J. Thomas singles chronology
"The Eyes of a New York Woman"
(1968)
"Hooked on a Feeling"
(1968)
"It's Only Love"
(1969)
"Hooked on a Feeling"
Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede.jpg
Single by Blue Swede
from the album Hooked on a Feeling
B-side"Gotta Have Your Love"
ReleasedFebruary 1974
Format7"
Recorded1973
GenrePop rock
Length2:48
LabelEMI Svenska
Songwriter(s)Mark James
Producer(s)Bengt Palmers
Blue Swede singles chronology
"Hooked on a Feeling"
(1974)
"Silly Milly"
(1974)

"Hooked on a Feeling" is a 1968 pop song written by Mark James and originally performed by B.J. Thomas. Thomas's version featured the sound of the electric sitar (played by Reggie Young) and reached No. 5 in 1969 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It has been recorded by many other artists, including Blue Swede, whose version reached No. 1 in the United States in 1974.[2] The Blue Swede version made singer Björn Skifs' "Ooga-Chaka-Ooga-Ooga" intro well known (and famous in Sweden at the time), although it had been used originally by British musician Jonathan King in his 1971 version of the song.

Chart performance[edit]

Jonathan King version[edit]

In 1971, English musician Jonathan King recorded a cover version of the song, adding ooga chaka jungle chants. King described it as "a reggae rhythm by male voices". His version reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1971.[8]

Blue Swede cover[edit]

In 1974, the Swedish pop group Blue Swede did a cover version, which included the "ooga chaka" introduction from Jonathan King's 1971 cover. Their arrangement was inspired by a version recorded in 1971 by the Jamaican Reggae band the Twinkle Brothers. The Blue Swede version of the song also tweaked the lyrics to avoid a drug reference.[9] This version reached number one in the United States.[2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 20 song for 1974.

Original lyrics Blue Swede lyrics
"I got it bad for you, girl,
but I don't need a cure.
I'll just stay addicted
and hope I can endure
all the good love…"
"Got a bug from you, girl,
but I don't need no cure.
I just stay a victim,
if I can for sure
All the good love…"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[19]
Blue Swede version
Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[20]
B.J. Thomas version
Gold 1,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[21]
Blue Swede version
Gold 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BJ Thomas". Credits. AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Blue Swede". Hooked on a Feeling. AllMusic. 1974. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ Go-Set National Top 40, 14 June 1969
  4. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". www.flavourofnz.co.nz.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  8. ^ Bronson, Fred (May 30, 1998). "'Chaka' Can and 'Honestly' Does". Billboard. New York. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Sakamoto, John (22 August 2014). "A brief history of 'ouga chaka'". Toronto Star. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  11. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1974-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  12. ^ [ Flavour of New Zealand, 1 June 1974]
  13. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 30.
  14. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, April 6, 1974". Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  16. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (July 13, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  17. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  18. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1974". Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 26, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Hooked on a Feeling in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – B.J. Thomas – Hooked on a Feeling". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 26, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 26, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  22. ^ Lefevre, Greg (January 19, 1998). "Dancing Baby cha-chas from the Internet to the networks". CNN. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  23. ^ Ashurst, Sam (February 19, 2014). "Guardians Of The Galaxy: James Gunn's Trailer Breakdown: Star Lord's Walkman". Total Film. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  24. ^ Caulfield, Keith (20 February 2014). "Blue Swede's 'Hooked On a Feeling' Sales Soar Thanks To 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer". Billboard.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  25. ^ Wood, Mikael (August 13, 2014). "'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack shoots to No. 1 on Billboard 200". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  26. ^ Anderton, Ethan (October 19, 2016). "'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Teaser Trailer Is Hooked On A Feeling Again". /Film. Archived from the original on October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  27. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon (19 April 2017). "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Tracklist Revealed, Release Date Announced".

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