Feels like i’m in love Kelly Marie
Song Title: Feels like i’m in love
Artist: Kelly Marie
Date of release: July 1979
Description: ” Feels like i’m in love ” is by Kelly Marie ( Jacqueline McKinnon ), the Scottish disco singer from Paisley, Renfrewshire.
The song was produced by Pete Yellowstone and written by Ray Dorset.Ray fronted the 1970’s group Mungo Jerry and wrote ” In the Summertime “, which is one of the best-selling singles of all time with an estimated sales of 30 million.
Ray wrote the song in 1977 and originally intended for the song to be recorded by Elvis Presley, Elvis died before Ray could pitch the song. It is unclear if Ray managed to pitch the song before Elvis died that year.
” Feels like i’m in love ” was chanced on by Marie in a music publishing office. Along with producer Peter Yellowstone, Marie could see the song’s potential as a follow-up to her song ” Make love to me ” released as a single by Kelly in 1978.
The song was released in 1979 by record label Pye, it spent time as a sleeper on the Scottish club scene. In the summer of 1980 the song broke through into the national UK mainstream.
In 1980 ” Feels like i’m in love ” was re-released this time on the record label Calibre Records, the song was gaining attention and airplay.
The song charted at number 61 on the 2nd of August 1980 in the United Kingdom, 21 days later it entered the top ten and then climbed further up the chart to reach number one in September of that year.
” Feels like i’m in love ” spent one week at the top, the song spent a total of 16 weeks on the UK chart.
Outside of the United Kingdom, Kelly enjoyed success with the song. It made the top ten in Austria, Belgium, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland.
In the United States, due to remixes the song charted in 1981 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart reaching a peak of number 10.
The UK number one enjoyed by Kellie Marie with the song made writer Ray Dorset one of the first songwriters to reach the top of the UK chart with singles performed by himself and by another artist.
With the re-release of ” Feels like i’m in love ” on record label Calibre Records it made the label of the few labels to get a chart topper with their first single release.
Sadly Kelly couldn’t match the success of the song, however it did reappear in 2002 when it was featured in the romantic comedy-drama ” Once upon a time in the Midlands “.
In 2005 the song also made another appearance in the Dance Dance Revolution sequence of comedy-romance film ” Imagine me & you “.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Germany (Official German Charts) 5, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, Australia 6
Official Website: Officialkellymarie.co.uk
FaceBook Page: N/A
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/KellyMarie