Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

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About Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on October 11, 1999 as the fourth single from his fifth studio album Play.


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Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?
Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors

These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors
These open doors, these open doors

Why does my heart feel so bad?
Why does my soul feel so bad?

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Moby

Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is well known for his sample-based electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.Allmusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America." more »

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Written by: Richard Melville Hall

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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13 facts about this song

Album Information
The song "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" is from Moby's fifth studio album "Play," released in 1999.
Single Release
The song was released as the album's fourth single in October 1999.
Genre
The song belongs to the electronic genre, more specifically electronic blues.
Sample Usage
The song uses samples from the 1953 gospel track "He'll Roll Your Burdens Away" by the Banks Brothers and Greater Harvest Back Home Choir.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, the song reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and became a top-five hit in Iceland and Ireland.
Music Video
The music video for the song was directed by Moby himself and features Little Idiot, Moby's alien mascot, who is on a journey from the Moon to Earth because he feels sad.
Popularity
Despite its modest chart performance, the song is one of Moby's biggest hits and helped propel "Play" to sell over 12 million copies worldwide.
Song Meaning
Moby has stated that the song reflects his personal emotions during the time it was written, saying it's a reflection of his "hyper-melodramatic angst-ridden teen-ridden adolescent self," according to an interview he gave to The Guardian.
Soundtrack Appearances
The song has been featured in many movies and TV series soundtracks, including "Any Given Sunday," "Black Hawk Down," and "The Beach."
Re-Recording
Moby also re-recorded the song in 2020, for his album "All Visible Objects." The new version of the song features Apollo Jane on vocals and a choir from the American gospel tradition.
Unique Production
Unlike many electronic songs of the time, Moby opted to use more organic and acoustic elements in the production of "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" The song's instrumentation includes piano and string elements.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by many artists in various styles, including instrumental, acapella, and even orchestral renditions.
Recognition
In 2016, the song was named as one of the top 20 most played songs of the 21st century on UK radio stations.

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