Thursday, April 1, 2010

MJ's English Box: Feeling Good!

Yesss, spring is here. You may not have noticed yet, but it is hiding behind the rain, wind and cold of this Easter week. So, let's celebrate winter is almost over. We have chosen this song "Feeling Good" as a way to welcome the new season. "Feeling Good" (or Feelin' Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd. Since then it has been covered by many artists, including Muse, Nina Simone (probably the most famous version), Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, My Brightest Diamond, George Michael... This is a personal vision of Michael Bublé's version. We hope you like it!

The Muse version (a wonderful cover, in our opinion) was used by Nescafé for their advertising, but without the band's permission. Nescafé replaced it with the Nina Simone version. Muse were subsequently paid settlement money, which they donated to Oxfam. The Muse version came 5th in the list of the best covers ever, in a poll by Total Guitar. It is also featured in the 2008 movie Seven Pounds starring Will Smith and in one episode of the TV series Queer as Folk.

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