“Feels So Right”
Written by Randy Owen
Radio & Records
#1 (3 weeks)
July 3 – July 17, 1981
#1 (2 weeks)
July 18 – July 25, 1981
Alabama’s fourth consecutive No. 1 single accelerated the band’s popularity, crossing over to the pop charts and being released in international markets.
“Feels So Right” feels so right out of the Bread playbook. The arrangement is basically “If” with some light steel guitar, warm and inoffensive and lovely to slow dance to.
Records like this made it easy for Alabama to play the role of transitioning seventies soft rock fans into the country market, and that’s key to their importance during this era. They were effective at getting the fans to cross over to country, rather than just the band crossing over to pop.
The song has a nice slow burn quality to it, and it sets the band up nicely for their next single, which is far more infectious and would be their biggest Hot 100 hit.
“Feels So Right” gets a B+
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