Feeling Good

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)Sometimes, a single turn of phrase can give rise to a stream of songs that reinterpret each other, play off of each other, or strike out in directions of their own. Here’s five decades of songs that feel very, very good indeed:

  • 1960: Muddy Waters: I Feel So Good
  • 1964: Nina Simone: Feeling Good
  • 1964: The Drifters: I Feel Good All Over
  • 1965: James Brown: I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • 1969: Funkadelic: As Good As I Can Feel
  • 1971: John Lee Hooker: I Feel Good
  • 1977: Al Green: I Feel Good
  • 1984: Bobby McFerrin: I Feel Good
  • 1999: Curtis Salgado: I Feel So Good
  • 2001: The Temptations: I Feel Good

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