“I Can Still Feel You”
Written by Tammy Hyler and Kim Tribble
#1 (1 week)
July 25, 1998
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
July 10, 1998
Collin Raye previews his fifth studio album.
The Road to No. 1
After going to No. 1 with “What the Heart Wants,” the lead single from his first hits collection, he pulled another top five hit from that set: “Little Red Rodeo.” Raye then previewed his fifth studio album for Epic, which would produce his final two No. 1 singles to date.
The No. 1
This is the weaker of those two chart-topping singles, but “I Can Still Feel You” is still significantly better than most of his hits from the back end of the nineties.
There’s a real urgency to it, with a pulsating groove that heightens the paranoia of the lyric. Raye leans into that feeling with his vocal performance, and the end result is…a country spin on Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.”
It works far better than that comparison implies. Thankfully, there’s no cameo from Michael Jackson on the chorus.
The Road From No. 1
Raye will close out 1998 with his final No. 1 single of the decade, and of his career to date.
“I Can Still Feel You” gets a B+.
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