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Can You Feel It (The Jacksons song)

"Can You Feel It" is a recording by American group the Jacksons, recorded in March 1980 and released as the third single from their album Triumph.

"Can You Feel It"
Single by The Jacksons
from the album Triumph
ReleasedMarch 5, 1981
Format12" maxi single
7" single
RecordedMarch 1980
Length5:57 (Album Version)
3:49 (7" Edit)
LabelEpic, CBS
Producer(s)The Jacksons
The Jacksons singles chronology
"This Place Hotel"
"Can You Feel It"
"Walk Right Now"

Written by brothers Michael and Jackie, the song featured solo leads by Randy and Michael. Released as a single in 1981, the song reached No. 77 on the pop charts and No. 30 on the R&B charts in United States, but reached No. 6 in the UK and No. 2 in the Netherlands in 1981.[2]


  • Written and composed by Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson
  • Produced by the Jacksons
  • Lead vocals: Michael & Randy Jackson
  • Arrangement by Michael & Jackie Jackson
  • String arrangement by Tom Tom 84
  • Instrumentation:
  • Background vocal coordinator & choir director: Stephanie Spruill
    • The Children's Choir: Yolanda Kenerly, Brigette Bush, Audra Tillman, Lita Aubrey, Rhonda Gentry, Roger Kenerly II, Soloman Daniels, Brian Stilwell, Gerry Gruberth, Peter Wade
    • The Adults' Choir: Stephanie Spruill, Paulette McWilliams, Bunny Hull, Carolyn Dennis, Venetta Fields, Josie James, Paulette Brown, Carmen Twillie, Lisa Roberts, Phyllis St. James, Roger Kenerly-Saint, Ronald Vann, Louis Price, Gregory Wright, Arnold McCuller, Roy Galloway, Jim Gilstrap, Gerry Garrett, Bob Mack, Tyrell (Rock) Deadrick


Music videoEdit

The accompanying video, entitled "The Triumph," was noted for its special effects created by Robert Abel and Associates. Michael created the video's concept,[12] and Tito's sons Taj and Taryll appeared as extras.[13] In 2001, it was voted one of the 100 best videos of all time, in a poll to mark the 20th anniversary of MTV.[14] The title was also used for a 2009 greatest hits compilation.[15] The video was featured on the bonus disc of the box set, Michael Jackson's Vision. The prelude narration is spoken by voice-over artist Ken Nordine.

In popular cultureEdit

The track was sampled by The Tamperer featuring Maya for their 1998 hit single Feel It.[16]

A cover version of the song appeared in a 2018 holiday advertising campaign for[17] The song was played at Nebraska Cornhuskers football games from 2006 to 2017 before the opening kickoff.


  1. ^ Levine, Nick (July 7, 2009). "Michael Jackson's Top 20 Singles: Part One". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  2. ^ (#2 in the Netherlands in 1981) Hit Dossier 1939-1994, 1994, ISBN 90-230-0820-0 / Top 40 Hitdossier 1956-2001, 2001, ISBN 90-257-3349-2.
  3. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 Singles 1980". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ " – The Jacksons – Can You Feel It" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Can you feel it in Irish Chart". IRMA. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Only one result when searching "Can you feel it (re 1)"
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Jacksons" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ a b " – The Jacksons – Can You Feel It" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  8. ^ John Samson. "Can you feel it in South African Chart". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Jackson 5". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Triumph awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  11. ^ " – The Jacksons – Can You Feel It". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  12. ^ Friday Night Videos premiere of "Can You Feel It"
  13. ^ "". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  14. ^ "Fatboy Slim's Praise You voted best video". The Guardian. 2001-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  15. ^ "Can You Feel It: Collection [Import]"., Inc. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  16. ^ 20 Songs Turning 20 in 2018 Justin Myers, Official 30th December 2017
  17. ^ "Amazon TV Commercial, '2018 Holidays Can You Feel It'". Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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