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Tom Ball covered one of the greats once again — and totally made the song his own.

On July 3, the Americas Got Talent: All-Stars finalist posted a teaser of himself effortlessly singing a classic jazz tune: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone.

Ball started out the cover with some dramatic piano chords while he crooned the lyrics with passion. His voice then climbed the scale while he pulled off some perfectly-balanced vibrato, totally immersing himself in the music. When it was time for the signature lyrics, Ball then riffed his heart out in a gentle tone before hitting a confident finishing note on the piano.

“A little song to start your week! ?? I hope everyone is having a lovely time, and you enjoy this small rendition of one of my favourite songs ????,” he excitedly captioned the post.

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For their album Origin of Symmetry, released in 2001, the English rock group Muse created a rendition. It was made available as a single along with “Hyper Music.”

Muses version reached No. 137 on the singles chart in France, and No. 24 on the singles chart in the UK. [23][24].

Chart versions edit

Joe Claussell reworked Simones’ version in 2002 for the first Verve Remixed volume. [9].

The track “About You” on Mary J. Bliges’ 2005 album The Breakthrough has a unique rendition of the song. Mary J. composed most of the new lyrics on the recording. Blige, will. i. am and Keith Harris; nonetheless, the chorus borrows multiple phrases from Nina Simone’s rendition of “Feeling Good.” Because Simone’s original vocals are so heavily distorted, it’s nearly impossible to recognize her voice; as a result, Simone is given credit as a featured artist and Newley and Bricusse as co-writers. “About You” is produced by will. i. am. Volvo’s version of the Swedish musician Aviciis’s song “Feeling Good” also featured the original instrumental version of the Nina Simone song.

“Chapter 6” from the first season of Legion and “Scandal” from the television series both featured the Bassnectar/Simone cover. [12].

“Feeling Good” was ranked number one on American Songwriter’s list of the top 10 Nina Simone songs in 2022[13], and number four on The Guardian’s list of the top 20 Nina Simone songs in 2023. [14].

June 2021 saw the release of Simone’s official music video on YouTube, 56 years after her recording was made available. [15].

Michael Bublé edit

Canadian singer Michael Bublé covered “Feeling Good” as the lead single off his album Its Time. The single was released on 4 April 2005. The song, which debuted as the lead single on his live album Caught in the Act, has also been featured in TV commercials, the 2005 World Series of Poker broadcast on ESPN, and the 2010 NBA draft broadcast.

The single peaked at No. 162 in the United Kingdom, No. 70 in Australia, No. 36 in Germany, No. 66 in Austria, and No. 14 in Poland. One of his most well-known singles, it peaked at number one on the UK singles chart in May 2010 after being released. 69 on the UK Singles Chart following its appearance in British commercials.

A music video was released to accompany the single. It has Bublé in a nuclear power plant, evoking memories of James Bond and other spy films from the 1960s.

FAQ

Who is the original singer of Feeling Good?

Feeling Good” (also known as “Feelin’ Good”) is a song written by English composers Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd. It was first performed on stage in 1964 by Cy Grant on the UK tour and by Gilbert Price in 1965 with the original Broadway cast.

Does Michael Bublé have original songs?

The 47-year-old crooner generally performs songs from the Great American Songbook. However, Buble is also a talented and award-winning songwriter, His best-known original songs include “Home,” “Everything” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.”

What age did Nina Simone died?

Nina Simone, whose deep, raspy, forceful voice made her a unique figure in jazz and later helped chronicle the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in France, according to her personal manager. She was 70.