1965Released
2:54

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Interesting facts and trivia about Feeling Good. By Songfacts®.

British songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse wrote this as part of their 1965 Broadway musical The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd. Newley and Bricusse also wrote the 1961 play Stop The World - I Want To Get Off, and music for the 1971 production of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

In the Broadway production, this was performed by the actor Gilbert Price, but Simone's version became one of her best known songs. The message of joy and contentment after hard times translated well to Simone's vocal stylings.

The British group Muse recorded this for their 2001 album Origin Of Symmetry. Nestle used a soundalike version in an ad campaign for their Nescafe coffee when they were not able to secure rights to Muse's version.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Feeling Good.
GKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
82BPM

Album

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Verve Reissues
© 2006 UMG Recordings, Inc.
℗ 1965 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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