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The first single from American rapper Flo Rida's fourth album Wild Ones contains a second generation sample: The Swedish dance artist Avicii's tune "Levels" samples the 1961 Etta James song "Something's Got a Hold On Me." Flo's producer Dr. Luke lifted the Etta James vocals from that song and used them here on "Good Feeling." "It's legendary, we got Etta James featured on there, so it's crazy," Flo Rida told MTV News.
The original "Queen Of Soul" (before Aretha Franklin claimed the title), Etta James (b 1938) is recognized by many to have bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Rolling Stone
ranked her #22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and she is best known to many for her version of the Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song "At Last
This was Flo Rida's third UK #1 single. He previously topped the chart with "Right Round
" in 2009 and "Club Can't Handle Me
" in 2010. The rapper also made a cameo appearance on Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys
" which reached the peak position in 2009.
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.