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Gorillaz — Feel Good Inc.
Album: Demon Days
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7.2

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Total ratings: 4189









Released: 2005
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Feel good...
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good

Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good

City's breaking down on a camel's back
They just have to go 'cause they don't know whack
So all you fill the streets, it's appealing to see
You won't get out the county, 'cause you're damned as free
You got a new horizon, it's ephemeral style
A melancholy town where we never smile
And all I wanna hear is the message beep
My dreams, they gotta kiss because I don't get sleep, no

Windmill, windmill for the land
Turn forever, hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever, love is free
Let's turn forever, you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?

Laughing gas these hazmats, fast cats,
Lining them up like ass cracks,
Ladies, homies, at the track
It's my chocolate attack
Shit, I'm stepping in the heart of this here
Care bear bumping in the heart of this here
Watch me as I gravitate,
Hahahahahaa
Yo, we goin' ghost town,
This Motown,
With yo sound
You're in the blink
You gonna bite the dust
Can't fight with us
With yo sound
You kill the Inc.
So don't stop, get it, get it
Until you jet ahead
Yo, watch the way I navigate,
Hahahahahaa

Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah

Windmill, windmill for the land
Turn forever, hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever, love is free
Let's turn forever, you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?

Don't stop, get it, get it
We are your captains in it
Steady, watch me navigate,
Hahahahahaa
Don't stop, get it, get it
We are your captains in it
Steady, watch me navigate
Hahahahahaa

Feel good...
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good, AHHHHahahahah
Shake it, shake it, shake it, feel good...
AHHHHahahahah...!
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 timmus wrote:

Eh, plenty of other places to get hip hop... this isn't that station.


We all have to put up with something we don't like around here.  Anyway - this isn't what I'd call hip hop,  I'm not sure I've ever heard any straight out hip hop on here which I would welcome and in fact I'm going to make some suggestions.

modern Archies
started the main mix this morning with renforshort's version, which i like. but, nothing compares to this.
same song twice in a day. ok!
 waterwench21 wrote:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD...have for years... do yourself a favor and watch the Direct TV concert from many years ago.  sooooo good...



indeed. i think it's from 2005 or something? i watched it this last weekend  - probably for the 5th time.  it's awesome.
 waterwench21 wrote:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD...have for years... do yourself a favor and watch the Direct TV concert from many years ago.  sooooo good...



And it looks like they're all having SO much fun! Especially the string section.
Might have to up this to a 10. 
Eh, plenty of other places to get hip hop... this isn't that station.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this CD...have for years... do yourself a favor and watch the Direct TV concert from many years ago.  sooooo good...
Is this the only hip-hop song he ever plays?
Plug  two!
This is good. The Archies come to mind.
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

Not too many songs on RP mention ass cracks.



Or HazMats.
This song makes me happy.
Love this song. Reminds me of a great period in my mid 20s were I felt really free after getting out of a stifling relationship. Realizing I was still so young, feeling super energized. It's a bittersweet kind of freedom. Raring to go, a little scarred and wiser but still able to bounce back.

For those who say the lyrics are meaningless, I knew exactly what the lyrics meant then. This song made me want to jump up and sieze the day:

"Windmill, windmill for the land
Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever, love is freely
Turned forever, you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?"

Representing a (relatively) younger audience, I’m glad to hear that RP is playing a wide variety of stuff, like this. Happy they’re playing Gorillaz, honestly one of the most creative bands out there. Plastic Beach is one of my favourite albums of all time.
 bacos wrote:

I just don't _get_  it,  though. Great beat, the rap section is cool, but the lyrics don't make any _sense_. (Not that anyone said they had to!)



On my gosh!

This must be the 1st time this has ever happened with a rap song:

Don't get me wrong
I wear a sarong
pass the bong
Short, no long
Ding...a dong?
King, no its Kong 

 
I don't get tired of this.
This song kicks ass cracks. Love it
 Dubbelito wrote:
In this house it is the Dad who constantly pushes RP on his kids 

Can't count the number of people on to whom I've foisted RP. No complaints yet, though, so onward we go.

True story -- a friend who I had not seen in years was in town. I had turned him on to RP some time in the mid 2010s. He asked me what I listened to, and I said mostly streaming stuff. He perked up with that, "oh there's this GREAT station called Radio Paradise." I just pretended to be impressed. 
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

Not too many songs on RP mention ass cracks.



Or hazmats!
How many years later? 
And I still love it!
I just don't _get_  it,  though. Great beat, the rap section is cool, but the lyrics don't make any _sense_. (Not that anyone said they had to!)
 robertomiller wrote:

Witness the spectrum of diversity on this fully operational radio station ! 



IT'S A TRAP!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Happily trapped...
How am I supposed to get any work done when I'm bouncing in my chair like this banana? 
 Rantanplan wrote:

Observed in vacuum this is a solid 9.
Dads listening to this station react to hip hop like my allergic cousin to a peanut..



In this house it is the Dad who constantly pushes RP on his kids 
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

Not too many songs on RP mention ass cracks.



Or a city that's breaking down on a camel's back ...
 Jacksonstat wrote:
nate917 wrote: Sorry, but I'm so tired of seeing comments like this. How is this Bill's problem? I never understand this argument. Some of us no longer listen to mainstream radio or MTV/VH1, maybe you should do the same so you won't find yourself bludgeoned to death by a song in the future.


Reality, who listens to mainstream radio anymore??
Noodle | Feel good inc. | Gorillaz noodle, Gorillaz, Gorillaz art
Popularity doesn't mean a song sucks. This one gets a 9 from me. I think it's genius. 
How can you not adore Hewlitt's artwork in the video for this song?
9
 Rantanplan wrote:

Observed in vacuum this is a solid 9.
Dads listening to this station react to hip hop like my allergic cousin to a peanut..




Great tune, solid 9 from South Billyburg where the only vacuums are Hoovers!

Not sure what you mean about Dads.
Observed in vacuum this is a solid 9.
Dads listening to this station react to hip hop like my allergic cousin to a peanut..
Pushy jump from .. Marvin Gaye’s ‘He Heard it through the grape vine’ To . .... This .... Soz Marvin Rip Bro
Harambe Likes!
 robertomiller wrote:
Witness the spectrum of diversity on this fully operational radio station ! 
 

Yes!  
Just danced with my wifey and two big dogs to this ripper of a song!
We all of us thank you two! xoxo
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Not too many songs on RP mention ass cracks.
 
turning off slide show, just to be safe.
 sunflowerbee wrote:
 
Seems like these Bananas's boogeing is synched
THE LAUGHTER!
FORA BOLSONARO!!!
(#stayhome)
GREETINGS FROM GREECE,GREAT STATION AND GREAT MUSIC,KEEP ON!!!
Lovin' it - this song ROCKS
Nice segue, from Boogie On to Feel Good, Inc. Thanks!
This song is eccletic in and of itself, and it's a great example of a big pop hit that belongs on RP.
 Segue wrote:

Other replies to this are great and mentioned the human touch. What is missing with automatic DJ apps is the magic of the segue, which Bill makes look easy, which is genius. AND themed sets so subtle you may not notice, which no algorithm could dream up. 
 

TOTALLY NAILED IT!
Great tune!

Plastic beach is also magnificent album, and environmental, though. 

The Kinks were first ;-)    ->   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDhfzuWs8Xw
Where the Gorillaz stuff really shines is when it is paired with the images and videos.

Tom Tom Club — Suboceana
Marvin Gaye — Got To Give It Up
Gorillaz — Feel Good Inc.

Bill is in a party mood. I like that!

 hear_my_name wrote:

Rap? Hahahaha...the semi-spoken part in the middle of this song makes this a rap song about as much as Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues is a rap song. A pet peeve of mine is when people dismiss "rap" music categorically. You couldn't pay me to listen to commercial, mainstream rap that celebrates money, guns and (politely) women...but there is so much creativity and musical genius in the wider hip-hop genre (underground, indie, etc.) Lots of poets and idealists there, along with infectious melody, awesome beats, and lyrical innovation.

 
As last posts go, this one seems hard to beat.  Is it too late to nominate this for 2013 post of the year?  :-)
RP Diversity at it's finest.  I love this song.  And have come to love Gorillaz.  I turn it up every time.  And calling it "rap"?? I don't think so.
That laugh is a little to close to chucky.
Witness the spectrum of diversity on this fully operational radio station ! 
 mdfergy wrote:
This song is too close to Rap for my taste... not good... Solid 1
 

 
I'm just the opposite. Anything close to Rap is my favorite flavor.
 acamon wrote:
Did this follow U2's "Staring at the Sun" cause Albarn pinched the melody from it?
 

Just my thoughts when I first heard it, love it, though!
Bill: you rock. Love the background laughter connection between this and the previous. Marvin Gaye — Got To Give It Up >> Gorillaz — Feel Good Inc.  A hah hah hah hah hah hah.
More!  MORE!  {#Cheesygrin}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}
 hear_my_name wrote:

Rap? Hahahaha...the semi-spoken part in the middle of this song makes this a rap song about as much as Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues is a rap song. A pet peeve of mine is when people dismiss "rap" music categorically. You couldn't pay me to listen to commercial, mainstream rap that celebrates money, guns and (politely) women...but there is so much creativity and musical genius in the wider hip-hop genre (underground, indie, etc.) Lots of poets and idealists there, along with infectious melody, awesome beats, and lyrical innovation.

 
Amen! And the rappers on this track, De La Soul, are some of the best.

Their 3rd album, Buhloone Mindstate, is easily among the best albums of all time, IMO.
This song is too close to Rap for my taste... not good... Solid 1
 
 oldfart48 wrote:
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.

 
Other replies to this are great and mentioned the human touch. What is missing with automatic DJ apps is the magic of the segue, which Bill makes look easy, which is genius. AND themed sets so subtle you may not notice, which no algorithm could dream up. 
Genius segue from "Won't get fooled again" !!!
Follow it up with some De La Soul!

(That's who provides the rap portion of this tune.)
One of the best things about having kids is you can turn them on to your musical interests and they can reciprocate. Thank you #2 son for turning me onto Gorillaz and in particular this song. I don't think this 56 year old would have found it without your guidance. Dancing in the kitchen this Sunday morning. How could you not?{#Dancingbanana_2}
A classic of it's time. Was 2005 really a decade ago….? 
Did this follow U2's "Staring at the Sun" cause Albarn pinched the melody from it?
 philinnz wrote:
 leoldfart48 wrote:
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.

 

the trouble with Pandora is that it gets incredibly boring. What I love about RP is the variety

 
Yeah. Pandora is horrible, but I still go there.  Sometimes I need a change of pace and you can make your own station, worthless though it may be.
 philinnz wrote:
 leoldfart48 wrote:
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.

 

the trouble with Pandora is that it gets incredibly boring. What I love about RP is the variety
 
Humans rule. Talented, devoted humans are the best!
 hear_my_name wrote:

Rap? Hahahaha...the semi-spoken part in the middle of this song makes this a rap song about as much as Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues is a rap song. A pet peeve of mine is when people dismiss "rap" music categorically. You couldn't pay me to listen to commercial, mainstream rap that celebrates money, guns and (politely) women...but there is so much creativity and musical genius in the wider hip-hop genre (underground, indie, etc.) Lots of poets and idealists there, along with infectious melody, awesome beats, and lyrical innovation.

 
Here, here! for hear_my_name! Well put!
Awesome... so creative! Albarn is genius.
 leoldfart48 wrote:
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.

 

the trouble with Pandora is that it gets incredibly boring. What I love about RP is the variety
The overall song melody is quite nice, not fantastic, but definitely listenable, but the hip hop bit really ruins it.
 Canlistener wrote:

Absolutely it does, rap is not one of those conduits.  Period....

 
Rap? Hahahaha...the semi-spoken part in the middle of this song makes this a rap song about as much as Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues is a rap song. A pet peeve of mine is when people dismiss "rap" music categorically. You couldn't pay me to listen to commercial, mainstream rap that celebrates money, guns and (politely) women...but there is so much creativity and musical genius in the wider hip-hop genre (underground, indie, etc.) Lots of poets and idealists there, along with infectious melody, awesome beats, and lyrical innovation.
 oldfart48 wrote:
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.

 
Every now and then I feel just like this. But then RP plays something I love and would never have known about otherwise, and I am grateful to have the chance to listen or not listen knowing that something great is just around the corner. We have music we love because artists pushed the normal boundaries, and because others were there to listen. I think there is always more to come if we keep our hearts, minds, and ears open.
"Lining them up like ass cracks"
 Byronape wrote:


I don't know if I'd go that far...  Well, maybe a tiny bit, but only if The Streets were included in the playlist.  

I did drunk karaoke to this once.  At times it's almost as hard as Blues Travellers's The Hook, even when one isn't half in the bag.

 
I wish they had an emoticon for "snort laugh out loud"
 agd3 wrote:
Dancing' in the kitchen! Maybe a little hip hop wouldn't kill RP.
 
Hip Hop never killed anyone, except for maybe several hip hop artists. 
Love Gorillaz
Love this song ... except for the extreme laughter at the end of the song. Could do without that.
how fitting from squeal young to trash rap. gone to Pandora..............where the music is my mix and predictable but very rarely annoying. neil is usually just bubblegum, rap is crap. hip=hop & rap got worn out by sugarhill gang in the 70s fer g's sake get it off rp.
 agd3 wrote:
Dancing' in the kitchen! Maybe a little hip hop wouldn't kill RP.
 

I don't know if I'd go that far...  Well, maybe a tiny bit, but only if The Streets were included in the playlist.  

I did drunk karaoke to this once.  At times it's almost as hard as Blues Travellers's The Hook, even when one isn't half in the bag.
I never clocked the 'Staring at the Sun' -vs- 'Feel good Inc' similarity.

Facing up to the fact that The Madonna -vs- Lady Gaga moment just aint gonna happen on RP.
Back to back to back...WHAT?! And it's not even Friday. (bounce bounce bounce) 
 jocelynsart wrote:
Reminds me of K-OS, whom I really like.
 



Too true.
Stop, please stop.
Do you know the Josie Charlwood cover of this? That's amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izrL7pBdkaw
Dancing' in the kitchen! Maybe a little hip hop wouldn't kill RP.
Reminds me of K-OS, whom I really like.
way overrated and commercially abused
City's breaking down on a camel's back
They just have to go 'cause they don't know whack

I don't think that's what he's singing in the second line there. I hear the words "bitch" "slap" and "girl." 
OMG.  This sucks.

Nice!
hah ha ha ha hyaaaaaaaughhhhh
chorus like "staring at the sun"'s chorus :)
 JrzyTmata wrote:

while listening to U2, I was thinking it was similar to this Gorillaz song. I guess Bill thought so too!
 
vice versa...but you're right


(By the way, did he say "ass-crack"? Eeewww.)
Exactly. I've been thinking the same thing for years (to the point that I pulled out my "Pop" CD) and yes, this gives me confirmation. I will take off my tin foil hat.


JrzyTmata wrote:

while listening to U2, I was thinking it was similar to this Gorillaz song. I guess Bill thought so too!
 

Hitting me on all 8 cylinders tonight, Bill!
A respectable, solid 6. It puts body in motion.
 Propayne wrote:
Nice segue Bill.

Melody is similar. 
 
while listening to U2, I was thinking it was similar to this Gorillaz song. I guess Bill thought so too!
Nice segue Bill.

Melody is similar. 
Was that Ozzy at the beginning?
This is noise!  Bad noise!!

I always crank the volume when I hear this song. . .

Absolutely good music, full of positive vibes! Dig it!
Insta-mute
Nice.

I needed a "pick-me-up"! 
one of the best popsongs of the 00s!
i love this!
 gypsyman wrote:
The Kinks meet Run DMC performing U2
 

LOL - perfectly stated!

Edit: and I really like this song, and the changes within it.
 ShepHeard wrote:
Love this tune.

Full respect to Damon Albarn. From Blur, to his work in Mali to Deltron3030 and Gorillaz he he just does music. Usually great music. He tries it all, and I think he's often underated as a complete musician. Look at all he's done and think back to how silly the whole Oasis vs Blur thing was. Blur had been going for 11 years before that even started! Oasis were a one-trick pony. A pretty talented pony, but still... 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AXO6qH04fA
Love this tune.

Full respect to Damon Albarn. From Blur, to his work in Mali to Deltron3030 and Gorillaz he he just does music. Usually great music. He tries it all, and I think he's often underated as a complete musician. Look at all he's done and think back to how silly the whole Oasis vs Blur thing was. Blur had been going for 11 years before that even started! Oasis were a one-trick pony. A pretty talented pony, but still... 
The Kinks meet Run DMC performing U2

 Decoy wrote:
Not sure where all the haters are coming from in the comments.  It's a fun eclectic little ditty. 
 
+1

I enjoy the entire "package" - the concept, the music, the art, the animation.

Course I grew up a fan of the Monkees and the Banana Splits! 
Not sure where all the haters are coming from in the comments.  It's a fun eclectic little ditty. 
AMEN - great song for this day!
Love this song. And although Plastic Beach isn't bad this is easily there best album, and still one of my alltime favorites.