I Can Feel You

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"I Can Feel You"
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Single by Anastacia
from the album Heavy Rotation
B-side "In Summer"
Released August 21, 2008 (radio)
October 10, 2008 (Europe)
October 13, 2008 (UK)
Format
Recorded 2008; The Carrington House
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre
Length 3:50 (Album Version)
3:30 (Radio Edit)
3:10 (Promo Version)
Label Mercury Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Chuck Harmony
Anastacia singles chronology
"I Belong to You (Il Ritmo della Passione)"
(2006)
"I Can Feel You"
(2008)
"Absolutely Positively"
(2009)
"I Belong to You (Il Ritmo della Passione)"
(2006)
"I Can Feel You"
(2008)
"Absolutely Positively"
(2009)

"I Can Feel You" is a song by American pop singer-songwriter Anastacia from her fourth studio album, Heavy Rotation (2008). The track was released in Europe on October 10, 2008[1] and in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2008 as the album's lead single. The worldwide premiere was in the UK on BBC Radio 2 on August 21, 2008.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

This song received mixed to negative reviews. Allmusic editor Jon O'Brien didn't like the single release of the song: "Lead single "I Can Feel You" misleadingly suggests that this doesn't seem like a particularly wise decision. Written by man of the moment Ne-Yo, its promising opening funky beats and squelchy synths are let down by such a non-event of a chorus that it's hard to believe it's penned by the same man behind Rihanna's recent infectious chart hits. A prime example of using a star name just for the sake of it, it's arguably the most underwhelming comeback song of the year." [3]Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy in album review wrote "Make Anastacia relevant to the generation brought up on Amy Winehouse and Pussycat Dolls rather than Mariah and Whitney. The low-key disco" of lead single "I Can Feel You" decent indication of Anastacia's intentions." He also compared the song to that time recent Britney Spears singles. [4] Nick Levine of Digital Spy reviewed the single: "Sadly, 'I Can Feel You' isn't the big comeback single she needs after what in pop terms is a fairly lengthy hiatus. It begins promisingly with a lightly funky disco groove, but the chorus lacks the oomph that turned 'Left Outside Alone' and 'I'm Outta Love' into radio favourites." and gave it 2 out of 5 stars. [5] Ian Gittins of Virgin Media praised vocal performance: "Her asbestos larynx is in full effect on Heavy Rotation, rasping through R&B-hued lead-off single "I Can Feel You." [6]

Music video[edit]

The music video had its official premiere on September 14, 2008. Directed by Chris Applebaum and filmed in Los Angeles, the video consists of Anastacia in four different settings, having no real concept. The first is Anastacia in a smoky alley wearing a silver dress, dancing and hopping around. The second is Anastacia in black leather pants, laying on a chair, surrounded by green lights. The third setting includes Anastacia fully naked in a bathtub, covering her breasts with her hands and arms. The final setting is Anastacia wearing a second silver dress and a huge feather boa, dancing and singing in front of a wall. These four settings are intertwined with backstage footage of the videoshoot, including footage of Anastacia's husband, sister and her dogs.

Promotion[edit]

Anastacia performed "I Can Feel You" in 2008 at the following events:

Track listings[edit]

UK two-track promo CD single
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Radio Edit) – 3:31
  2. "I Can Feel You" (Album Version) – 3:50
UK five-track promo CD single
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Original Version) – 3:49
  2. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Radio Edit) – 3:34
  3. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix) – 7:54
  4. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix Radio Edit) – 3:33
  5. "I Can Feel You" (Mousse T Remix) – 3:26
German CD single[7]
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Album Version) – 3:50
  2. "I Can Feel You" (Instrumental) – 3:48
International CD single
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Album Version) – 3:50
  2. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix) – 7:54
International CD maxi single[8]
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Radio Edit) – 3:30
  2. "In Summer" – 4:07
  3. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix) – 7:54
  4. "I Can Feel You" (Video Edit)
Australian CD single
  1. "I Can Feel You" (Radio Edit) – 3:30
  2. "I Can Feel You" (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Club Mix) – 7:54
  3. "In Summer" – 4:07
  4. "I Can Feel You" (Video Edit)

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 38
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 33
Europe (Billboard European Hot 100 Singles)[12] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 25
Italy (FIMI)[14] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release date". Anastacia.de. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Premiere". YouTube. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Heavy Rotation - Anastacia - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". 
  4. ^ "Anastacia: 'Heavy Rotation'". 22 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Anastacia: 'I Can Feel You'". 22 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "Music - Virgin Media". 
  7. ^ "Anastacia Diskografie und MP3 Song Download - Musicload" (in German). Musicload.de. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Anastacia - Diskografie". Anastacia.de. October 24, 2008. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Anastacia – I Can Feel You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – I Can Feel You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – I Can Feel You" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  12. ^ "Mel C Topples Robbie On U.K. Singles Chart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. August 14, 2000. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Anastacia Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Anastacia – I Can Feel You". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Anastacia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Anastacia – I Can Feel You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Anastacia – I Can Feel You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  18. ^ "Anastacia: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-06-30.

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