It Feels So Good

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For the song by Steven Tyler, see (It) Feels So Good.
"It Feels So Good"
Sonique It Feels So Good CD2 UK.jpg
One of UK CD editions
Single by Sonique
from the album Hear My Cry
B-side Remix
Released
Format
Recorded September 1998
Genre
Length 3:46
Label Phantom Sound
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Graeme Pleeth
  • Chris Allen
  • Simon Belofsky
  • Sonia Clarke
Sonique singles chronology
"Let Me Hold You"
(1985)
"It Feels So Good"
(1998)
"Sky"
(2000)

"It Feels So Good" is a song by British singer Sonique. It was first released in December 1998 and peaked at number twenty four on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and then it was re-released in May 2000, where it spent three weeks at the top of the same chart. The song remained in the top forty for fourteen weeks, and became the third-biggest-selling single of 2000 in Britain. It has sold over 700,000 copies in the UK as of October 2014.[3]

The song also proved successful in many other countries, including the United States, where some repeated radio airplay in Florida helped it to reach number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100[4][5] and led her to sign with Republic Records.[6]

Background and content[edit]

Sonique said of the song, "It's about this guy whom I really liked years ago, but who didn't return my feelings. For he was very successful and I wasn't — at that time. And he thought that I was in love with his success. This song is just a way of declaring that it was him I liked."[7]

Music video[edit]

One of two music videos was directed by Tim Story and premiered in February 2000.[8]

Track listings[edit]

These are the major formats and track listings for releases of "It Feels So Good":[9]

12" maxi — UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (Sonique breakbeat edit) — 6:02
  2. "It Feels So Good" (original 12" mix) — 5:37
  3. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:49
12" maxi — U.S., UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (original 12" mix) — 5:37
  3. "It Feels So Good" (12" breakbeat) — 6:02
12" maxi — UK, Spain
  1. "It Feels So Good" (can 7 soulfood club mix) — 7:57
  2. "It Feels So Good" (original breakbeat mix) — 6:02
  3. "It Feels So Good" (en-motion remix) — 5:52
12" maxi — Germany
  1. "It Feels So Good" (en-motion remix) — 7:15
  2. "It Feels So Good" (serious edit) — 7:50
  3. "It Feels So Good" (original breakbeat mix) — 5:47
  4. "It Feels So Good" (can 7 soulfood mix) — 7:57
12" maxi — Italy
  1. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix)
  2. "It Feels So Good" (conductor & the cowboy-amnesia mix)
  3. "It Feels So Good" (en-motion mix)
  4. "It Feels So Good" (original 12" mix)
CD maxi — UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (breakbeat edit 7") — 3:51
  2. "I Put a Spell on You" (remastered 12" mix) — 8:55
  3. "It Feels So Good" (original 12" mix) — 5:40
CD maxi — Australia
  1. "It Feels So Good" (original 7-inch (180 mm) mix) — 3:48
  2. "It Feels So Good" (breakbeat 7 inch) — 6:06
  3. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:54
  4. "It Feels So Good" (original 12-inch (300 mm) mix) — 5:39
CD maxi 1 — UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (can 7 soulfood club mix) — 7:57
  3. "It Feels So Good" (the conductor & the cowboy's amnesia mix) — 8:11
CD maxi 2 — UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:50
  3. "It Feels So Good" (the conductor & the cowboy's amnesia mix) — 9:06
  4. "It Feels So Good" (en-motion mix) — 7:15
Cassette — UK
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (can 7 soulfood club mix) — 7:57
  3. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:50
CD maxi — Europe
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (can 7 soulfood radio mix) — 4:28
  3. "It Feels So Good" (en-motion remix) — 7:15
  4. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:50
  5. "It Feels So Good" (conductor & the cowboy amnesia mix) — 6:46
  6. "It Feels So Good" (original breakbeat mix) — 5:47
CD single
  1. "It Feels So Good" (radio edit) — 3:49
  2. "It Feels So Good" (serious remix) — 7:50

Official versions[edit]

  • "It Feels So Good" (Original Version)
  • "It Feels So Good" (Original 7" Mix) / (Radio Edit)
  • "It Feels So Good" (Original 12" Mix)
  • "It Feels So Good" (Breakbeat 7 Inch)
  • "It Feels So Good" (Can 7 Soulfood Club Mix)
  • "It Feels So Good" (The Conductor & The Cowboy's Amnesia Mix)
  • "It Feels So Good" (Serious Remix)

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom 1 December 1998 (1998-12-01)
United Kingdom (re-release) 22 May 2000 (2000-05-22)
Germany 23 June 2000 (2000-06-23)

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Missing You" by Kim English
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
29 April 2000 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Be with You" by Enrique Iglesias
Preceded by
"Day & Night" by Billie Piper
UK number-one single
28 May 2000 – 17 June 2000 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"You See the Trouble with Me" by Black Legend
Preceded by
"The Whistle Song" by DJ Aligator Project
"Bønda fra nord 2000" by Racer
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
23 May 2000 (one week)
5 June 2000 – 26 June 2000 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Bønda fra nord 2000" by Racer
"Sandstorm" by Darude

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