Every #1 Country Single of the Eighties: The Bellamy Brothers, “Feelin’ the Feelin'”

“Feelin’ the Feelin'”

The Bellamy Brothers

Written by David Bellamy

Radio & Records

#1 (2 weeks)

March 21 – March 28, 1986

The Bellamy Brothers sound so great here that I, too, am feelin’ the feelin’.

Their dreamy harmonies are backed with musicianship that is both aggressive and organic, keeping in time with the new traditionalist movement that masked its incorporation of rock sounds through the use of acoustic instruments.  This record has a beat, and it makes all of the difference.

They haven’t sounded so crisp and present since “Let Your Love Flow,” which the chorus borrows heavily from.  It’s bold, confident, and infectious, and signals that the second half of the eighties will be their artistic peak within the country music genre.

Great stuff all around.

“Feelin’ the Feelin'” gets an A.

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1 Comment

  1. The arc of the Bellamy Brothers’ artistic development tends towards this sound and stage of their career.

    The have been consistently improving as a duo since we first heard “Sugar Daddy” back in 1980.

    They are a wonderful little success story from the ’80s that is often overlooked, if not outright lampooned.

    They sound great here.

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