I Got the Feelin'

James Brown

About I Got the Feelin'

"I Got the Feelin'" is a funk song by James Brown. Released as a single in 1968, it reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart. It also appeared on a 1968 album of the same name. The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 with a filmed performance of "I Got the Feelin'", with the ten-year-old Michael Jackson closely mimicking Brown's vocal style and dance moves. In 1986, the song was prominently featured in the third-season episode of The Cosby Show entitled "Golden Anniversary", with most of the cast performing a lip-synch routine led by a 16-year-old Malcolm-Jamal Warner. A version of the song is featured in the musical Fela!. It was also featured in Dead Presidents and Undercover Brother. 


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I got the feelin'
Baby, baby
I got the feelin'

You don't know what you do to me
People are heavy, down in misery
Hey, yeah, alright
Hey, hey, good lord

I got the feelin', alright
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby

I got the feelin' baby
Baby, sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
My heart, I'm around the town
I'm level with the ground
Baby, I said level with the ground
Well baby, you treat me, you treat me bad

No, no, I know no
No you don't mean it now
Sometimes I roam
But, I'll be coming back home
Sometimes, I seem to be fly
I just don't know when to say bye bye

Hey baby
Baby, I got that feelin' baby
I have it, alright

Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, I'm on now

Come on now
Oh, oh, oh

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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. more »

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