This Is What It Feels Like

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"This Is What It Feels Like"
Single by Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
from the album Intense
Released 29 April 2013
Format
Recorded 2012
Length 3:25
Label Armada
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Armin Van Buuren
Armin van Buuren singles chronology
"Waiting For The Night"
(2013)
"This is What It Feels Like"
(2013)
"Beautiful Life"
(2013)

"This Is What It Feels Like" is a song by Dutch music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren. It features vocals from Canadian singer Trevor Guthrie. The song was released in the Netherlands by Armada Music as a digital download on 29 April 2013 as the second single from van Buuren's fifth studio album Intense. It became a top 10 hit in ten countries. In the Netherlands, the song peaked at number 3 on the Dutch Top 40. "This Is What It Feels Like" became van Buuren's first top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was written by Armin van Buuren, Benno de Goeij, Jenson Vaughan, Trevor Guthrie and John Ewbank. van Buuren wrote the instrumental with de Goeij and Ewbank in 2012. Trevor Guthrie wrote the lyrics with Jenson Vaughan, and it was inspired by Guthrie's neighbor who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.[1] "This Is What It Feels Like" was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "This is What It Feels Like" was first released onto YouTube on 17 March 2013.[3] The video also has a guest appearance from Ron Jeremy.

Used by[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital downloads
  1. "This Is What It Feels Like" – 3:25
  2. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Extended Mix) – 5:16
  3. "This Is What It Feels Like" (W&W Remix) – 6:16
  4. "This Is What It Feels Like" (David Guetta Remix) – 5:28
  5. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Antillas and Dankann Remix) – 5:44
  6. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Antillas and Dankann Radio Edit) – 3:34
  7. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) – 6:38
  8. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Giuseppe Ottaviani Radio Edit) – 3:55
  9. "This Is What It Feels Like" (John Ewbank Classical Remix) – 3:12
  • UK CD single[4]
  1. "This Is What It Feels Like" – 3:25
  2. "This Is What It Feels Like" (Extended Mix) – 5:16
  3. "This Is What It Feels Like" (W&W Remix) – 6:16
  4. "Waiting for the Night" – 3:03
  • German CD single[5]
  1. "This Is What It Feels Like" – 3:25
  2. "This Is What It Feels Like" (David Guetta Remix) – 5:28

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Netherlands 29 April 2013[51] Digital download Armada
United Kingdom 3 May 2013[52]
6 May 2013 CD single
Germany 31 May 2013

Jason Benoit version[edit]

"This Is What It Feels Like"
Single by Jason Benoit
Released 10 September 2013 (2013-09-10)
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label Sky Hit
Producer(s)
  • Brandon DeMarco
  • Dave Thompson
Jason Benoit singles chronology
"This Is What It Feels Like"
(2013)
"Crazy Kinda Love"
(2014)

"This Is What It Feels Like" was covered by Canadian country music artist Jason Benoit and released through Sky Hit Records, under license to Sony Music Canada, as Benoit's debut single on 10 September 2013.[53] His rendition reached number 46 on the Billboard Canada Country airplay chart.[54] It received positive reviews for Benoit's "strong vocal performance"[55] was also included on the compilation album, Country Heat 2014.[56]

Music video[edit]

An official lyric video was uploaded to Benoit's Vevo channel on 4 October 2013.[57]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[58] 46

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