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Blue Swede

Hooked On A Feeling

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Dance
  • Soundtrack
  • Space
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  • 1974
  • 2011
  • 1969
  • 1978
  • 1972

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“Hooked on a Feeling” is a 1968 pop song written by Mark James originally performed by B. J. Thomas. Featuring the sound of the electric sitar, the song reached number five in 1969 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1971, Jonathan King produced his own version, adding ooga chaka jungle chants similar to, but not exactly the same as, Johnny Preston’s “Running Bear.“ King described it as “a reggae rhythm by male voices.“ His version reached number 23 on the British pop charts in 1972. In 1974, the Swedish pop group Blue Swede with Björn Skifs as lead singer did a cover, with the “ooga chaka” introduction. Their version reached number one in the United States and was revived on the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack in 1992. In 1975, this version was subject to some minor controversy... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ That your in love with me ... I'm hooked on a feeling ... I'm high on believing

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