I Feel a Song

I Feel a Song is the thirteenth studio album recorded by American R&B group Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in November 1974 on the Buddah label. It was their third overall album for Buddah.

I Feel a Song
I feel a song album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1974
Recorded1974
GenreSoul
Length34:44
LabelBuddah
5612
ProducerTony Camillo, Kenny Kerner, Richie Wise, Burt Bacharach, Ralph Moss, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, William Guest, Edward Patten
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
Claudine
(1974)
I Feel a Song
(1974)
Knight Time
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]

The first single release, "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)", reached #1 R&B and #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The B-side, "Don't Burn Down the Bridge", also charted as a tag-along on the pop chart. A second single, "Love Finds Its Own Way", also charted, peaking at #47 pop and #3 R&B. The final single, a live medley recording of "The Way We Were"/"Try to Remember" was also a successful hit, peaking at #11 pop and #6 R&B. The song also gave the group its highest chart peaks on the adult contemporary and UK Singles charts, #2 and #4, respectively. The album was also their fourth of five R&B albums chart-toppers.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Feel a Song (In My Heart)"Tony Camillo, Mary Sawyer2:48
2."Love Finds Its Own Way"Jim Weatherly3:56
3."Seconds"Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach,3:48
4."The Going Ups and the Coming Downs"Jim Weatherly3:35
5."The Way We Were / Try to Remember" (Live Medley)Marvin Hamlisch, Alan & Marilyn Bergman / Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones4:30
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Better You Go Your Way"Bill Withers4:15
7."Don't Burn Down the Bridge"Ronnie Miller4:47
8."The Need to Be"Jim Weatherly4:07
9."Tenderness is His Way"Bill Withers2:58

ChartsEdit

Chart (1974) Peak
[4][5]
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 24
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 17
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
UK Albums Chart 20
Singles
Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
UK[5]
1974 "I Feel a Song" (A-side) 21 1
"Don't Burn Down the Bridge" (B-side)
1975 "Love Finds Its Own Way" 47 3 40
"The Way We Were"/"Try to Remember" (live medley) 11 6 2 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. I Feel a Song review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave. "I Feel a Song review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2011-10-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2011-10-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 169. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

External linksEdit