Feelings (Morris Albert song)

Single by Morris Albert
from the album Feelings
B-side This World Today Is a Mess
Released 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:46
Label RCA
Writer(s) Louis Gasté
Morris Albert
Producer(s) Morris Albert
Morris Albert singles chronology
The Throat Feelings Someone, Somehow

"Feelings" is a 1974 song with lyrics written by Brazilian singer Morris Albert, set to the tune of "Pour Toi," separately composed by Louis “Loulou” Gasté in 1957. Albert recorded "Feelings" as a single and later included it as the title track of his 1975 debut album. The song's lyrics, recognizable by their "whoa whoa whoa" chorus, concern the singer's inability to "forget my feelings of love". Albert's original recording of the song was very successful, performing well internationally. "Feelings" peaked at #6 on the pop charts and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts in America.[1]

Cover versions

Over the next few years "Feelings" was performed by many other vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Salena Jones, Angelica Maria, Petula Clark, José José, Caetano Veloso, Engelbert Humperdinck, Muslim Magomayev, Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, The O'Jays, Sarah Vaughan, Walter Jackson, Sergey Penkin, Julio Iglesias, Dobie Gray and Johnny Mathis. It was also recorded by numerous easy listening bandleaders and ensembles such as Percy Faith, Ferrante & Teicher, Franck Pourcel, 101 Strings and Herb Ohta whose ukulele rendition was recorded with André Popp's orchestra for A&M Records.

During a lecture at Chautauqua Institution, Julie Andrews stated that she considered this song too difficult to sing because it had no meaning behind it.[2]

Dispute over authorship

At the time of "Feelings's" greatest commercial success, it was solely credited to Albert himself. In 1981, the French songwriter Loulou Gasté sued Morris Albert for copyright infringement, claiming that "Feelings" plagiarized the melody of his 1957 song "Pour Toi". Gasté won the lawsuit; they now share the credits of the song.

Recordings of the song have credited authorship variously to Albert alone, to Albert and Gasté (since the late 1980s), to Albert and Michel Jourdan (because of the French lyrics Dis-Lui), and to Albert and "Kaisermann". The last of these attributions is redundant, since the singer's real name is Mauricio Alberto Kaisermann.[3]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Other versions

Appearances in other media

See also


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 17.
  2. Plyler, Robert W. (June 30, 2012). "Practically Perfect in Every Way". The Post Journal.
  3. Viglione, Joe. "Feelings [RCA]". All Music.
  4. "Canadian single certifications – Morris Albert – Feelings". Music Canada.
  5. "British single certifications – Albert Morris – Feelings". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Feelings in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  6. "American single certifications – Morris Albert – Feelings". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  7. "cinema16: Todd Solondz - Feelings". cinema16. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  8. "Fringemunks Web site". Davidwumusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  9. "Soundtracks for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)". IMDB. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
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