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Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling (1974)

Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling (1974) - WLCY Radio
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"Hooked on a Feeling" is a 1968 pop song written by Mark James and originally performed by B. J. Thomas. Thomas's version featured the sound of the electric sitar, and reached number five in 1969 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been recorded by many other artists, including Blue Swede, whose version reached number one in the United States in 1974. Billboard ranked the Blue Swede version as the No. 20 song for 1974.

B. J. Thomas released his recording of "Hooked on a Feeling" in 1968. In 1971, English musician Jonathan King recorded a cover of the song, adding ooga chaka jungle chants. King described it as "a reggae rhythm by male voices". His version reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972.

In 1974, the Swedish pop group Blue Swede, with Björn Skifs as lead singer, did a cover, which included their own version of King's "ooga chaka" introduction. Their version reached number one in the United States. The Blue Swede version of the song also tweaked the lyrics to avoid a drug reference.
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