Today’s installment of Han’s – Worst Hits of the 70’s is “Feelings” by Morris Albert. I must admit my first thought when I hear or think of this song is a funny one. Anyone remember Chuck Barris and The Gone Show from the late 70’s? I had a habit everyday of coming home from school and watching it on a regular basis. One of their shows- consisted only of- singers coming out and singing “Feelings.” It was hilarious. I can think of nothing else concerning this drivel that was humorous. If I recall correctly all the contestants singing “Feelings” got Gonged on the show.
There is a great quote out there from Julie Andrews about “Feelings” which is spot on- she said it is too difficult to sing because there is no meaning behind it.
It has surprisingly been covered by many artists including- Ella Fitzgerald, Glen Campbell, Sarah Vaughn, The O’Jays, Johnny Mathis, Dobie Gray, Nina Simone and countless others. Why?
“Feelings” peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid- 1975. Morris Albert wrote this song- taking the lyrics to a 1957 tune by Louis Gaste called “Pour Toi.” Morris originally claimed the melody as his own and was sued by Gaste over it . Morris is a Brazilian singer –born Mauricio Alberto Kaisermann and “Feelings” is his only hit in the US.