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I Got The Feeling

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"I Got the Feelin'" is a funk song by James Brown. Released as a single in 1968, it reached #1 on the R&B chart and #6 on the pop chart.[1] It also appeared on a 1968 album of the same name.[2]

The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 with a filmed performance of "I Got the Feelin'", with the ten-year-old Michael Jackson closely mimicking Brown's vocal style and dance moves.[3]

In 1986, the song was prominently featured in the third-season episode of The Cosby Show entitled "Golden Anniversary", with most of the cast performing a lip-synch routine led by a 16-year-old Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

A version of the song is featured in the musical Fela!.


I got the feeling
Baby, baby
I got the feeling

You don't know what you do to me
People are heavy, down in misery
Hey, yeah, alright
Hey, hey, good Lord

I got the feeling, alright

Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby

I got the feeling, baby
Baby, sometimes I'm up
Sometimes I'm down
My heart, I'm around the town

I'm level with the ground, baby
I said level with the ground
Well, baby, you treat me bad

No, no, I know no, you don't mean it now
Sometimes, I roam
But I'll be coming back home
Sometimes, I seem to be fly
I just don't know when to say bye bye

Hey baby, baby
I got that feeling, baby
I have it, alright

Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby

Come on now
Come on now
Oh, oh, oh, oh