You Make Me Feel Brand New
|"You Make Me Feel Brand New"|
|Single by The Stylistics|
|from the album Rockin' Roll Baby & Let's Put It All Together|
|B-side||"Only for the Children"|
|Released||May 5, 1974|
5:27 (long version)
|Writer(s)||Thom Bell, Linda Creed|
|The Stylistics singles chronology|
An R&B ballad, it was the fifth track from their 1974 album, Let's Put It All Together and was released as a single and reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. In addition, it climbed to number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1974.
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" also reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1974. The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning the band a gold disc The award was presented by the RIAA on May 22, 1974. It was the band's fifth gold disc. The track first appeared on the Stylistics' 1973 album, Rockin' Roll Baby, in a longer five-minute version.
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" has been extensively covered, in jazz and pop circles, including in 1975 by Vicky Leandros, in 1982 by The Salsoul Orchestra (vocals by Christine Wiltshire and Ray Stevens), in 1986 by Babyface, in 2003 by Simply Red (on their studio album Home), and in 2004 by Boyz II Men. The Simply Red version reached number 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
Jazz guitarist Norman Brown covered the song in 1999.
Filipino R&B singer Jay R also covered the song from his 2008 album, Soul in Love.
Jamaican reggae singer Jacob Miller of Inner Circle also covered the song within Augustus Pablo
The song was covered by Ronnie Milsap on his album "Summer Number 17".
On January 2014, South Korean rappers Verbal Jint, San E, Bumkey, Swings, Phantom and Kanto, all from the Brand New Music agency, released "You Make Me Feel Brand New (Brand New Year 2013)", which contains a sample of this song.
Larry Carlton released a mostly instrumental version on his 2011 album Plays the Sounds of Philadelphia.
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