I Get the Sweetest Feeling

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"I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling.jpg
Single by Jackie Wilson
from the album I Get the Sweetest Feeling
Released June 1968
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded February 1968
Genre Pop / soul
Length 2:54
Label Brunswick Records
Writer(s) Van McCoy
Producer(s) Carl Davis
Jackie Wilson singles chronology
"Chain Gang"
"I Get the Sweetest Feeling" "For Once in My Life"

"I Get the Sweetest Feeling" is a 1968 single by Jackie Wilson from the album with the same title.

Song information[edit]

The track is a Motown inspired song recorded during his Chicago period when he regained energy and started to record many singles and albums again. The track was written by Van McCoy and Alicia Evelyn. The orchestra was directed by Willie Henderson with Motown's in-house band Funk Brothers performing the instrumental track with The Andantes providing the background vocals.

The single was originally a moderate chart success securing a No.34 position on the Billboard charts. Four years later, the single was released in the United Kingdom and managed to become a top 10 hit, reaching number nine. After the success of the re-release of "Reet Petite" in 1987, it was decided to posthumously re-release this track as well. The re-release hit the British top 10 again, peaking at number three in the UK Singles chart and No.20 in the Dutch Top 40.

The song was used in a number of movies like High Fidelity and the television series Jam.

Cover versions[edit]

  • A cover version was recorded by Aretha Franklin's sister Erma Franklin in 1970 as the B-side to a pair of Jackie Wilson songs (A-side: Whispers (Gettin' Louder)) and was part of a 1986 NME Northern soul compilation cassette, Feet Start Dancing.
  • A cover version was recorded by Will Young in 2002 as the B-side to his single "The Long and Winding Road".
  • A cover version was recorded by Jamie Cullum in 2004 as 2nd track to his single "Everlasting love " (Universal 9869040).
  • The track was covered on February 13, 2006 by Liz McClarnon on her debut solo single "Woman in Love / I Get the Sweetest Feeling".

Track lists[edit]

Side Title Length
Original release (1968)
A "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" 2:54
B "Nothing But Blue Skies" 2.11
UK release (1972)
A "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" 2:54
B "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" 2:57
1987 re-release
A "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" 2:54
B "Lonely Teardrops" 2:39

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