What a Feeling (Alex Gaudino song)

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"What a Feeling"
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Single by Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland
from the album Doctor Love
Released April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
Format
Recorded Magnificent Studio, Italy
Genre
Length 2:58
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Alex Gaudino
  • Jason Rooney
Alex Gaudino chronology
"I'm in Love (I Wanna Do It)"
(2010)
"What a Feeling"
(2011)
"I Don't Wanna Dance"
(2012)
Kelly Rowland chronology
"Motivation"
(2011)
"What a Feeling"
(2011)
"Favor"
(2011)[1]

"What a Feeling" is a song by Italian DJ Alex Gaudino, taken from his second studio album Doctor Love (2013). The club-ready house song features leading vocals from American singer Kelly Rowland. It was written by Gaudino, Giuseppe D'Albenzio, Emmanuel Mijares, Jenson Vaughan, Rowland and Joseph "Lonny" Bereal. "What a Feeling" was released from 22 March 2011 by Magnificent Records and Ultra Records (Universal Music).

Packaged with several remixes, upon release the single received positive reviews from critics. In Europe it peaked at top-forty in most countries, though notable it reached top-ten in the United Kingdom in additional to top-three on the UK dance chart and top-ten on the German Dance chart.

Background[edit]

"What a Feeling" is an up-tempo house song featuring vocals from Kelly Rowland. It was written by Gaudino, Giuseppe D'Albenzio, Jenson Vaughan, Emmanuel Mijares, Rowland and Joseph "Lonny" Bereal.[2] In an interview with the News of the World‍ '​s Dan Wootton, Gaudino spoke of how amazing it was to work with Rowland on the song. "Kelly's an amazing artist, so down to earth, nice and fierce. Talking to her you feel on the same level whoever you are."[3] Rowland replied, during an interview on the video shoot, to questions about what is was like working with Gaudino. She said "I'm so excited to be collaborating together for the first time. He is the nicest person and so talented."[4]

Critical reception[edit]

A reviewer from Female First called "What a Feeling" the club smash of summer 2011. They said "Already alight in the club underworld, ‘What A Feeling’ is a stomping serving of euphoria, sounding perfectly devised for radio and Ibizan dance floors alike."[5] The Daily Star‍ '​s Kim Dawson called "What a Feeling" the biggest anthem from Rowland since her feature on the 2009 hit "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta.[6] Dawson added that "Already massive on dancefloors from Ibiza to Skegness, it's surely destined to become her third UK No 1."[6]

Loretta Charlton from Black Entertainment Television (BET) agreed, saying that "What a Feeling" "is a vibrant track that will draw many summer party people to the dance floor."[7] Digital Spy's Robert Copsey praised Rowland's vocals on the song, calling them "emotionally-charged."[8] Copsey also compared the song's marriage of its "pulsating synths and a vibrant piano hook" to the radio-friendly appeal of David Guetta and Rowland's 2009 hit collaboration, "When Love Takes Over." Copsey concluded his review by saying, "the result is yet another summery club cut built for club 18–30 dancefloors."[8]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Frank Gatson, Jr., the music video for the song was unveiled on May 9, 2011.[4] It shows Rowland performing the track surrounded by dancers while Gaudino mixes the track in the audience.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

On June 11, 2011 the single debuted at number 6 on the UK Single Charts. The single became Rowland's seventh best selling solo single in the UK with 95,000 copies being sold as of November 2011.[10]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording information[12]
  • "What a Feeling" was recorded at Magnificent Studios.
Personnel[12]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States March 22, 2011[14] Digital download Ultra Records
Italy[37] April 5, 2011
  • Magnificent
  • Ultra Records
United States April 26, 2011[38] Digital download — remixes Ultra Records
Germany[13][39] May 13, 2011
Ministry of Sound
Belgium[11] May 16, 2011 CD single
  • 541
  • N.E.W.S.
United Kingdom[15] May 29, 2011 Digital download Ministry of Sound

References[edit]

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  2. ^ D'Albenzio, Giuseppe; Gaudino, Alfonso; Mijares, Emmanuel; Vaughan, Jenson. ""What a Feeling" (Alex Gaudino feat. Kelly Rowland)". American Society of Composers, Authors and publishers (ASCAP). 882415762. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  3. ^ "The Best for News, Showbiz and Sport Exclusives". News Of The World. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
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  5. ^ "Alex Gaudino Feat. Kelly Rowland – What A Feeling". Female First. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  6. ^ a b Dawson, Kim (2011-05-09). "Kelly Rowland's Feeling good for No 1". Daily Star. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  7. ^ Charlton, Lauretta. "Kelly Rowland Owns The Spotlight In New Alex Gaudino Video | News". BET. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
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  9. ^ Copsey, Robert (2011-05-09). "Exclusive: Alex Gaudino And Kelly Rowland Unveil Video". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ Taken from the videocountdown "Kelly Rowland's Official Top 10", broadcast 10 December 2011 on MTV Music UK (http://www.unrealitytv.co.uk/x-factor/kelly-rowland%E2%80%99s-official-top-10-coming-to-mtv & http://www.theofficialcharts.com/our-partners/)
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