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Who originally sang the song Hooked on a Feeling?

Who originally sang the song Hooked on a Feeling?

singer B.J. Thomas
“Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede is a song that we all know and love. But that version of the song, released in the U.S. by the Swedish band in 1974, is actually a cover song. Several years before, in 1968, country and pop singer B.J. Thomas released the original version of the song, which was written by Mark James.

Who wrote Hooked on a Feeling lyrics?

Mark JamesHooked on a Feeling / LyricistMark James is an American songwriter who wrote hits for singers B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, and Elvis Presley, including Presley’s last US number one hit single, “Suspicious Minds.” Wikipedia

Where does Ooga Chaka come from?

1. a) Oomba ooga: Often cited as the original inspiration for the Blue Swede version, the “oomba ooga” chant plays a memorable part in “Running Bear,” a 1959 hit sung by Johnny Preston and written by J.P. Richardson, better known as the Big Bopper.

What’s the story behind Hooked on a Feeling?

Written by Mark James, “Hooked On A Feeling” tells the tale of a man who’s enjoying the euphoria and excitement of falling in love – unable to resist the feelings deep inside him. He got inspiration from his feelings for his childhood sweetheart in writing the song.

What drug was BJ Thomas addicted to?

You can probably guess the “wrong” decisions B.J. refers to making. He admits taking up to “80 pills in a day, primarily valium and amphetamines” and at one point stayed awake and “wired” for eleven consecutive days. But his favorite drug was cocaine.

What does the BJ in BJ Thomas stand for?

(Billy Joe)
Thomas is survived by Gloria and their daughters, Paige, Nora and Erin. BJ (Billy Joe) Thomas, singer, born 7 August 1942; died 29 May 2021.

Where is B.J. Thomas now?

B.J. THOMAS DEAD AT 78 ARLINGTON, Texas – Five-time Grammy award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, B.J. Thomas, died today at home in Arlington, Texas at the age of 78 from complications due to stage four lung cancer.