Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous

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"Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous"
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Single by RuPaul
from the album Red Hot
Released 2004
Format CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Dance, house, electro, hip house
Label RuCo, Inc.
Songwriter(s) Darrell Martin, Craig Peterson, Assaf Amdursky, William Brown
Producer(s) RuPaul, Darrell Martin, and Tom Trujillo[1]
RuPaul singles chronology
"Super"
(1999)
"Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous"
(2004)
"Workout"
(2005)
"Super"
(1999)
"Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous"
(2004)
"Workout"
(2005)
Music video
"Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous" on YouTube

"Looking Good Feeling Gorgeous" is the first single from RuPaul's album Red Hot. The dance/house song is a self-affirming anthem of self-confidence, particularly in relation to one's appearance. It was released exclusively on a CD single on RuCo, Inc., RuPaul's own label.

Lyrics[edit]

The section during which RuPaul speaks contains numerous references to the movie Paris is Burning. Including a direct quote from one of the films main characters, Venus Xtravaganza: "Touch this skin, darling, touch this skin honey, touch all of this skin! You just can't take it! You're just an overgrown orangutan!"[2]

Music video[edit]

The single's music video featured drag performer Shirley Q. Liquor getting cosmetic surgery and transforming from an overweight woman eating fried chicken into RuPaul. The video featured male fitness model Rusty Joiner as RuPaul's scantily-clad surgeon.

The music video was directed by fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, and produced for CAYA FILMWORKS by Jeff Beasley. The video is also a social criticism of the standards of beauty in our society.

Chart performance[edit]

It debuted on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart as the No. 1 breakout track peaking at number 2.[3] It went to 56 on US Singles Chart and number 3 on Australia's Aria Charts.

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[5] 25

Track listings[edit]

  1. Shirley Q. Liquor & Watusi Jenkins (Album Version)
  2. High Heel Steppin' Radio – D1 Music Radio
  3. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Gomi Radio)
  4. High Heel Steppin' Mixshow – D1 Music Mixshow
  5. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Gomi Mixshow)
  6. High Heel Steppin' Dub – D1 Music Dub
  7. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Gomi Dub)
  8. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Album Version Clean)

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