30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE- DAY 16: A SONG WITH NO WORDS: “FEELS SO GOOD”- CHUCK MANGIONE

Chuck Mangione Feels So Good UK 7" vinyl single (7 inch record ...

30 Day Song Challenge- Day 16- A Song With No Words: “Feels So Good”- Chuck Mangione. There have been many instrumental hits- but the first that always comes to mind to me is “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione. There is a reason- when I first started to listen to music seriously- the song was a hit-and it was one I really liked a lot. At that time I hadn’t listened to jazz- about all I knew about jazz is- I could identify who Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington had been. In June of 1978 “Feels So Good” peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart. I can recall listening to American Top 40 every week and rooting for this- and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” to get to the top- neither did. This was a real career maker for Chuck Mangione-he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year- which he lost to Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are.” Mangione even got to be in a Memorex commercial with Miss Ella Fitzgerald. Mangione and his musicians play “Feels So Good” and when asked if it was life or Memorex- Miss Ella says “Beats me.”

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4 responses to “30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE- DAY 16: A SONG WITH NO WORDS: “FEELS SO GOOD”- CHUCK MANGIONE

  1. Fun song! Although I still have no idea what the difference between a trumpet and a flugelhorn is. Also, once I started playing guitar, I began to realize how amazing the guitar solo is.

    • I had never heard of a flugelhorn before this- and I couldn’t name another flugelhorn songs since- or know any famous musician who plays one… I guess here it worked!

  2. I don’t think I had heard that tune before but I like it – nice easy listening pop jazz. Stylistically, it reminds me a bit of Grover Washington Jr. and his album “Winelight,” though I realize Grover played the saxophone.

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