Song Review: Tony! Toni! Tone! – “Feels Good”

“Feels Good” was released as the third single from Tony! Toni! Tone!’s 1990 album, The Revival. The single was released on June 15, 1990, and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

I was 15 years old and had just finished my freshman year of high school when this single was released, but it didn’t get any real pop radio airplay until I had started my sophomore year. To be honest, I was surprised to learn that this was the third single from The Revival, since this was the first song I ever heard by Tony! Toni! Tone! Admittedly, I wasn’t too sure about “Feels Good” when I was first hearing it, but by the time it had finished its chart run on pop, it had grown on me. The song has a catchy feel to it, and it was just a fun song. While I wouldn’t say that “Feels Good” would necessarily be among my favorite songs of all-time, it’s an enjoyable track for what it is.

I watched the music video for the first time in years right before I wrote this up. It’s basically a performance video, and the clothing styles make it look very dated now. But the overall feel of the video fits with the vibe of the song, and I don’t think they could have done much more than a performance video for it. “Feels Good” just doesn’t lend itself anything more visually, so I think the director made the best choice to make the music video a performance clip.

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