Push the Feeling On

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"Push the Feeling On"
Push the feeling on.jpg
Single by Nightcrawlers
from the album Lets Push It
B-side"MK Nocturnal Dub Mix"
  • 1992 (original)
  • 1995 (re-issue)
  • 1992 (original)
  • 1995 (re-issue)
  • Phil Chill
  • Marc Kinchen (MK Mixes)
Nightcrawlers singles chronology
"Push the Feeling On"
"Surrender Your Love"
Music video
"Push the Feeling On" on YouTube

"Push the Feeling On" is a popular dance song by the Scottish music group Nightcrawlers. It was the first single from their debut album, Lets Push It (1995). It reached the top-10 in various European countries, including the UK, where it peaked at number 3. Despite the Nightcrawlers' Scottish origin, the song was actually less popular in Scotland than in the UK as a whole (and many European markets), only peaking at number 11[2]; mainly due to the more subtle and low-key style of the track, which differentiated it from the dance music popular in Scotland at the time such as bouncy techno. On the Eurochart Hot 100, "Push the Feeling On" reached number 5. The song's electronic bass line has become a feature of, and inspiration for many house music songs, both throughout the '90s, as well as in the underground house music movement, particularly in the UK, which began to gain wider recognition in 2013, and has been since grown.

Background and release[edit]

"A bit of justice after all the hard work. It was two and a half years into the process before I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It surely has taken an amount of time to come around again. I can't take all the credit for the hit that Push The Feeling On has eventually become. Marc [Kinchen] deserves to get that. The original version was a quite out-of-date sounding R&B track; Marc brought it into the '90s. He only used that one vocal line out of the chorus, that nobody seems to get—namely 'your lies will pull us through'—in a very striking manner."

John Reid talking to Music & Media about the sudden success of the song.[3]

The song was initially issued in the United Kingdom and very quickly established itself as a massive club favourite all across the country. It was only a hit in the US when it was released there in 1993.[4] It proved to be a greater commercial success internationally when it was re-released in 1995. The song was remixed featuring John Reid as a vocalist.[5]

John Reid in the 1995 "Push the Feeling On" music video.

In 2003 and 2007, the song was released again, in other remixed versions. In 2008, Bob Sinclar interpolated the track for his remix of Rihanna's hit single "Don't Stop the Music." In May 2009, Miami rapper Pitbull sampled the song in his song "Hotel Room Service", and British house duo Waze & Odyssey also sampled the song for their bootleg of R. Kelly's Bump n' Grind when released in 2014. In 2012 the German DJ-duo Glamrock Brothers released a remake of the track in cooperation with dance-project Sunloverz and rapper Zyon Gooden. A new music video also features John Reid, singer of the 1995 original. The 2k12-version reached the German single-chart. In 2014, DJ S.K.T released his remix of the track, which appeared on various house music compilation albums and broke the top 40 of the UK iTunes chart.

The original CD single release (catalogue BRCD 258/864491-2) credits John Reid as Jon Reed. The 1995 release New MK Mixes for '95 (UK catalogue FCD 257, international catalogue 854 275-2) credits John Reid as J. Reed.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "Dance act is making quick club inroads with this delightfully retro romp. A chunky, midtempo groove is dressed in snakey funk guitar licks, bright horn thrushes, and pulses of strings. Radio viability comes from the song's traditional structure and a contagious hook. Bolstered by prerelease interest on European import, cool track has the makings of a multiformat hit. Not to be missed."[6]

Music & Media wrote: "Third time lucky for the Brits who finally score a hit at home with the MK Dub Revisited Edit. In fact they're the creators of that "canned vibraphone" sound as popularised by Robin S."[7]

Impact and legacy[edit]


Year Publisher Country Accolade Rank
1996 Mixmag United Kingdom "The 100 Best Dance Singles of All Time"[1] 72
1998 DJ Magazine United Kingdom "Top 100 Club Tunes"[8] 93
2011 The Guardian United Kingdom "A history of modern music: Dance"[9] *
2011 MTV Dance United Kingdom "The 100 Biggest 90's Dance Anthems of All Time"[10] 100
2013 Vibe United States "Before EDM: 30 Dance Tracks From The '90s That Changed The Game"[11] 5

(*) indicates the list is unordered.

Track list[edit]

CD (1992)[12]

  1. "Push the Feeling On" (radio mix) – 3:32
  2. "Push the Feeling On" (extended mix) – 6:48
  3. "Push the Feeling On" (MK's nocturnal dub) – 6:22
  4. "Push the Feeling On" (MK's Deep Dawn mix) – 5:00

CD maxi (1995)

  1. "Push the Feeling On" (MK dub revisited edit) – 4:04
  2. "Push the Feeling On" (The Dub Of Doom) – 6:39
  3. "Push the Feeling On" (MK dub revisited) – 7:03
  4. "Push the Feeling On" (MK mix 95) – 7:06


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 86
Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Dance (RPM)[14] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 80
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[15] 7
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[15] 37
Chart (1994) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[16] 76
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 63
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 22
Chart (1995) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[20] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[21] 3
Denmark (IFPI)[22] 10
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[23] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[24] 11
France (SNEP)[25] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[26] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[27] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[28] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[29] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 11
Spain (AFYVE)[30] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 7
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[33] 3
UK Dance (The Official Charts Company)[34] 1
Zimbabwe (ZIMA)[35] 1
Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[36] 62
Chart (2003) Peak
Germany (Media Control AG)[37] 1 [38] 64
Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2 [15] 1

1 2003 remix
2 JCA remix

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[39] 44
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[40] 15
Dutch Top 40[41] 40
French Singles Chart[42] 31

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Official Scottish Singles Chart - 19 March 1995
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  9. ^ "A history of modern music: Dance". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ MTV Dance Tuesday 27.12.2011
  11. ^ "Before EDM: 30 Dance Tracks From The '90s That Changed The Game". Vibe. 8 October 2018.
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  22. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/03/95". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 107 (22): 47. June 3, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510.
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  27. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved September 7, 2008)
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  30. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  32. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On". Swiss Singles Chart.
  33. ^ "Official Charts > Nightcrawlers". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  34. ^ "UK Dance Singles Chart Top 40 26 February 1995 - 04 March 1995". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  35. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  36. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 17 Mar 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 31 July 2017. N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
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  39. ^ "Push the Feeling On", Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
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