I Feel Fine By The Beatles

June 28, 2015

 

“I Feel Fine” was the song that sold me on the Beatles. The guitar feedback at the beginning was groundbreaking in 1964. When you add in the flip side “She’s A Woman,” which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, you have a spectacular single.

When “I Feel Fine” reached number one on December 26, 1964, it was their sixth chart topper. It spent three weeks in the number one position.  The two sided hit single provided their 29th and 30th chart songs of the year.

“I Feel Fine” provided a fitting end to 1964 for the Beatles as no artist in the history of American music had enjoyed such a successful year, but the best was yet to come.

 


I Feel Fine 45 by The Beatles

October 29, 2009

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“I Feel Fine” was The Beatles song that completely won me over. I had bought a number of their records but still wasn’t convinced until this release.

“I Feel Fine” has one of the great guitar intros in rock history. George Harrison fuzz or buzzing sound was unique in 1964. The harmonies were smooth as the song rocked along.

It would spend three seeks at number one in December of 1964. It’s flip side “She’s A Woman” would reach number four making it their second biggest double hit. (Come Together/Something)

It may be 35 years old but it still ranks among my top five Beatles songs.