Flashdance... What a Feeling

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"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
Single by Irene Cara
from the album What a Feelin' and Flashdance soundtrack
B-sideLove Theme from "Flashdance" (Instrumental)
ReleasedApril 3, 1983[1]
Format7", 12"
Recorded1982
Length3:57
LabelCasablanca[citation needed]
Writer(s)Giorgio Moroder (music)
Keith Forsey & Irene Cara (lyrics)[2]
Producer(s)Giorgio Moroder[citation needed]
CertificationPlatinum (US)
Gold (UK)
Irene Cara singles chronology
"Anyone Can See"
(1981)
"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
(1983)
"Why Me"
(1983)
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"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
Single by Irene Cara
from the album What a Feelin' and Flashdance soundtrack
B-sideLove Theme from "Flashdance" (Instrumental)
ReleasedApril 3, 1983[1]
Format7", 12"
Recorded1982
Length3:57
LabelCasablanca[citation needed]
Writer(s)Giorgio Moroder (music)
Keith Forsey & Irene Cara (lyrics)[2]
Producer(s)Giorgio Moroder[citation needed]
CertificationPlatinum (US)
Gold (UK)
Irene Cara singles chronology
"Anyone Can See"
(1981)
"Flashdance... What a Feeling"
(1983)
"Why Me"
(1983)
Audio sample
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"Flashdance... What a Feeling" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, and Irene Cara, and performed by Cara.[2]

Song information[edit]

In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cara's only No. 1 song, it earned a platinum record in 1983, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song[2] and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[3]

The song was the number three single of the year in 1983 on the Billboard year-end chart. In 2008, the song was ranked at No. 26 on Billboard's All Time Top 100, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

In the United Kingdom, the song spent one week at number two on the UK Singles Chart dated July 5, 1983.[2]

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Irene Cara version[edit]

Chart (1983-1984)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[5]1
Austrian Singles Chart[6]4
Belgian Singles Chart[7]22
Canadian Singles Chart[5]1
Dutch Top 40[8]13
French Singles Chart[5]1
German Singles Chart[9]3
Irish Singles Chart[10]2
Japan Singles Chart[5]1
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)2
US Billboard Hot 1001
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[11]1
New Zealand Singles Chart[1]1
Polish Singles Chart[5]21
Swedish Singles Chart[12]1
Swiss Singles Chart[13]1
Spain (AFYVE)[14]1

Global DeeJays version[edit]

Charts (2005)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15]44
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16]14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17]28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[18]29
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100 Oficiální)[19]7
France (SNEP)[20]18
Germany (Media Control Charts)[21]16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22]35
Russia (2M)9
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[23]1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24]45

Gloval DeeJays version[edit]

"What a Feeling (Flashdance)"
Single by Global Deejays
from the album Network
Length6:06
Global Deejays singles chronology
"The Sound of San Francisco"
(2005)
"What a Feeling (Flashdance)"
(2005)
"Don't Stop (Me Now)"
(2006)

"What a Feeling (Flashdance)" is a song by Austrian group Global Deejays. The track is a house cover version of the Eighties song "Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara.

Other covers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Irene+Cara&titel=Flashdance+%2E%2E%2EWhat+A+Feeling&cat=s
  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.hfpa.org/browse/?param=/year/1983
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e http://tsort.info/music/nbmrg4.htm
  6. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Irene+Cara&titel=Flashdance+%2E%2E%2EWhat+A+Feeling&cat=s
  7. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/3c3/Irene-Cara-Flashdance-...What-A-Feeling
  8. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 21, 1983". Top40.nl. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/song.asp?artist=Irene+Cara&title=Flashdance+%2E%2E%2EWhat+A+Feeling&country=de
  10. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  11. ^ "Settimana 19 Novembre 1983" (in Italian). Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  12. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Irene+Cara&titel=Flashdance+%2E%2E%2EWhat+A+Feeling&cat=s
  13. ^ http://hitparade.ch/song/Irene-Cara/Flashdance-...What-A-Feeling-963
  14. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  16. ^ "Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance) – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  19. ^ musicserver.cz: IFPI TOP 100 SKLADEB týden 33
  20. ^ "Lescharts.com – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in French). Les classement single.
  21. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  23. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance)" Canciones Top 50.
  24. ^ "Global Deejays – What a Feeling (Flashdance) – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ Steffen Hung. "Marie Picasso - Flashdance ... What A Feeling". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  26. ^ "Glee Cast – MP3 downloads". amazon.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  27. ^ "First Listen Friday: Props". Glee: The Music. Columbia Records. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  28. ^ "The Music of Moroder at Vivid 2014". TimeOut Sydney. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  29. ^ "Giorgio Moroder Covers". Anna Calvi Network. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 

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