I Got You (I Feel Good) (2:48)

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I Got You (I Feel Good)” (commonly known as “I Feel Good”) is a hit song by James Brown. Released as a single in 1965, it is one of Brown’s signature songs, and is arguably his most widely-known recording.

On the record, Brown revels in how “good” he feels (“nice, like sugar and spice”), now that he has the one he loves. Brown’s vocal performance features his trademark soul shouting vocals and screams. The song’s form is a twelve bar blues. Its brass-heavy instrumental arrangement is similar to that of Brown’s previous hit “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, including the trademark emphasis “on the one” (i. e. the first beat of the measure) that characterizes Brown’s then-new funk style. The song also features a prominent alto sax solo by Maceo Parker.

Although Brown’s vocal group, The Famous Flames, received label credit for this song, they don’t actually sing on it. However, they do perform the song with Brown in a cameo appearance in the 1965 film, Ski Party.

Of Brown’s 99 hits to reach the Billboard Hot 100 (a total second only to Elvis Presley) “I Got You (I Feel Good)” is Brown’s highest charting song, peaking at number three. The song remained at the top of the Billboard R&B singles chart for six weeks, after his previous single, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, held the number-one spot for eight weeks. Brown’s screams at the beginning and end of the song have been sampled a number of times for hip hop and dance songs. The song has also been covered many times by other performers, and is frequently played at sporting events.

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  • BradLWoods

    If you like James Brown, search last.fm for "Get Up Get Funky" by Brad Woods!

    22 Aug 6:13am Reply
  • karnickel

    1 Aug 3:51pm Reply
  • blackcordelias

    my gran and i used to sing this this in the kitchen while she was doing her hair

    8 Jul 5:21pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    HEYyhhh ! ! [2]

    28 Feb 11:10pm Reply
  • Storchel

    Loooove itt!!

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    Thanks to me, all my classmates can't stop singin' it!!!

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • didgeridoo-fm

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    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • giowbr

    tanãnãnãnãnãnã

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Bolters

    Oh yeah!!So good

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tonicorreia

    Alma.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • johnTMcNeill

    only song I can play at full volume around here without my wife puttin' the poo poo on it.... scrobble is stuck at 134 times- not counting the times I started over before it was finished. wimmen! I been feeling reeeeeeeal good! :)

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • luciferdemonio

    hahaha never realized how good this song would make me feel, I FEEL GOOOD

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Exetroide

    Good

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Feeling good, now :) Great song!

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Song-Story

    Подробнее о песне здесь: http://song-story.ru/i-got-you-james-brown/

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Garry07

    so goooooood!!!!

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • johnTMcNeill

    a daily dose of this keeps me going....:)

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • PLUGHAT

    Mr. Dynomite.

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • Jinx3000

    Was lucky enough to see him live when he supported the RHCP's at Hyde Park....he was awesome....

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Live JB...props to the backing band,too

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
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