Flashdance... What a Feeling

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"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
Flashdance... What a Feeling by Irene Cara U.S. vinyl 7-inch Side A.jpg
Side-A label of one of U.S. 7-inch vinyl editions
Single by Irene Cara
from the album What a Feelin' & Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
B-side
  • "Love Theme from Flashdance" (instrumental) (7", CD)
  • "Found It" (12")
Released April 1983 (1983-04)
Format
Recorded 1982–83
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:57
Label
Composer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Lyricist(s)
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Irene Cara singles chronology
"Anyone Can See"
(1981)
"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
(1983)
"Why Me?"
(1983)
Audio sample
Music video
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" on YouTube

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara.[2]

Song information

In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cara's only #1 song, it earned a platinum record, the Academy Award for Best Original Song,[2] the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song,[3] and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.[4] In 2004 it finished at #55 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. The song also kept Culture Club's song "Time (Clock of the Heart)" off the number one spot.

It reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of May 28, 1983 and stayed there for 6 weeks. The song was the #3 single of the year in 1983 on the Billboard year-end chart. In 2008, the song was ranked at #26 on Billboard's All Time Top 100, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

In the United Kingdom, the song spent one week at #2 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending date July 9, 1983, behind "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart.[2]

Characteristics

The song is in the key of B♭ Major though the melody of the verse sounds a lot like Georg Friedrich Handel's Chaconne in C Major,and has a tempo of 122 BPM.[6]

Releases and track listing

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Flashdance... What a Feeling".

7" vinyl, mini CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Keith Forsey, Irene Cara 3:55
2. "Love Theme from "Flashdance" (Instrumental)" Giorgio Moroder 3:26
12" vinyl single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Flashdance... What a Feeling (Remix)" Keith Forsey, Irene Cara 7:16
2. "Found It" Frank Floyd, Irene Cara 4:20

Personnel

Charts

Marcia Hines version

"What a Feeling"
Single by Marcia Hines
from the album Time of Our Lives
Released November 29, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:25
Songwriter(s) Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara
Producer(s) Nick Coler, Ian Richardson
Marcia Hines singles chronology
"Give It All You Got"
(1994)
"What a Feeling"
(1998)
"Makin' My Way"
(1999)

Marcia Hines recorded a version of the single titled "What a Feeling" in 1998. It was released as the lead single from her ninth studio album, Time of Our Lives (1999).

Track listing

CD-Single

  1. What A Feeling 3:25
  2. What A Feeling (12" Mix) 5:30
  3. What A Feeling (Discothèque Remix) 7:07
  4. What A Feeling (Easy Skanking Mix) 5:57
  5. What A Feeling (Freakazoid Dub Mix) 6:35
  6. What A Feeling (Extended Mix) 5:23
  7. I Got The Music In Me 4:38

Charts

Chart (1998/99) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 66
Australian Singles Chart 23

Global DeeJays version

"What a Feeling (Flashdance)"
Flashdance global DJs.jpg
Single by Global Deejays
from the album Network
Released 2005
Format CD single
Length 6:06
Songwriter(s) Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara
Global Deejays singles chronology
"The Sound of San Francisco"
(2005)
"What a Feeling (Flashdance)"
(2005)
"Don't Stop (Me Now)"
(2006)

In 2005 Global Deejays covered "What a Feeling" on their Album Network.

Charts

Charts (2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[35] 44
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[36] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[37] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[38] 29
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100 Oficiální)[39] 7
France (SNEP)[40] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[41] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[42] 35
Russia (2M) 9
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[43] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[44] 45

Other cover versions

  • Japanese singer Miki Asakura released a Japanese version of the song used as an opening song for the Japanese drama Stewardess Story.
  • In 1990, The Shadows did an instrumental cover on their album Reflection.
  • Björn Again released a version of the song as a single in 1993 which reached #65 on the UK Singles Chart.[45]
  • Swiss Dance act DJ Bobo released a version as a duet with Irene Cara in 2001, which reached #2 on the Swiss charts and #3 on the German charts.[46]
  • French singer Priscilla Betti released a French version of the song named "Cette vie nouvelle" as the second single from her debut album Cette vie nouvelle (2002). It peaked at number nine on the French singles chart.[47]
  • In 2004, Swedish singer Charlotte Perrelli performed the song live, as host of the televised music contest show Melodifestivalen and recorded a studio version which was released as a promotional single to promote the contest. The track was also included on her third album Gone Too Long.[48]
  • Marie Picasso covered the song in 2007. Picasso's version peaked at 54 position on the Swedish singles chart.[49]
  • Extensive samples are included in Jason Derulo's 2010 single "The Sky's the Limit".[50]

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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  4. ^ "Past Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary: All-Time Top Songs". Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara - Custom Backing Track". Karaoke Version. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  7. ^ "Barry's Hits of All Decades Pop rock n Roll Music Chart Hits". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What A Feeling" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What A Feeling" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
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  13. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Settimana 19 Novembre 1983" (in Italian). Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Irene Cara" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
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  17. ^ "Charts.nz – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What A Feeling". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What A Feeling". VG-lista. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
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  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Irene Cara – Flashdance ...What A Feeling". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  22. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  28. ^ Aria 1983 Year-End Chart Archived February 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
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  36. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  38. ^ "Ultratop.be – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
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  43. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" Canciones Top 50.
  44. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  45. ^ Björn Again, "Flashdance...What a Feeling" chart position Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  46. ^ [1]
  47. ^ "Priscilla - Cette vie nouvelle (Chanson)". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  48. ^ Charlotte Perrelli, December 2013 Artist of the Month Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  49. ^ Steffen Hung. "Marie Picasso - Flashdance ... What A Feeling". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  50. ^ "Jason Derulo – 'The Sky's The Limit'". BBC. November 19, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • Flashdance El Musical


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