That Crazy Feeling

"That Crazy Feeling"
Single by Kenny Rogers
B-side We'll Always Have Each Other
Released February 1958
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 2:11
Label Carlton Records
Writer(s) Ray Doggett
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"That Crazy Feeling"
"I've Got a Lot to Learn"

That Crazy Feeling is a song written by Ray Doggett and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers (then known as Kenneth Rogers). It was released in 1957 as his debut single, first by Kix Records and then picked up in 1958 by Carlton Records.[1]


The song was a major seller in Houston, Texas, Rogers home town, where he was established among the general public as a member of the doo-wop outfit The Scholars, who had just broken up after several releases.

“That Crazy Feeling” was issued with “We’ll Always Have Each Other” as the b-side, and it sold well and reached the top 3 on the local sales charts. The success of the single earned Rogers a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand” to promote the single. Still, its huge success in Houston was not mirrored elsewhere. While it did not reach the Billboard magazine national chart, it did chart as high as number 51 on the Cash Box top 100 hit list.

It was successful enough to be included on a various artists collection issued by Carlton the following year, titled “One Dozen Goldies.” . Carlton issued a follow-up single by Rogers, “I’ve Got A Lot to Learn” backed with “For You Alone.”

Kenny Rogers later signed with a variety of labels after being dropped by Carlton and went on to worldwide fame with hit singles like "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "The Gambler" and "Coward of the County". Despite his status as one of the music industry's best-selling artists, "That Crazy Feeling" was not rereleased until it appeared on Rogers' career spanning box set "Through The Years: A Retrospective" in 1998. It also appeared on the 2013 Various Artists compilation "For You Alone - The Carlton Records Story" with several other of Rogers' recordings.


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 298.
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