Flashdance... What a Feeling

Album: Flashdance Soundtrack (1983)
Charted: 2 1
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  • First, when there's nothing
    But a slow glowing dream
    That your fear seems to hide
    Deep inside your mind

    All alone, I have cried
    Silent tears full of pride
    In a world made of steel
    Made of stone

    Well, I hear the music
    Close my eyes, feel the rhythm
    Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

    What a feeling
    Being's believin'
    I can have it all, now I'm dancing for my life

    Take your passion
    And make it happen
    Pictures come alive
    You can dance right through your life

    Now I hear the music
    Close my eyes, I am rhythm
    In a flash, it takes hold of my heart

    What a feeling
    Being's believin'
    I can have it all, now I'm dancing for my life

    Take your passion
    And make it happen
    Pictures come alive
    You can dance right through your life
    What a feeling

    What a feeling (I am music now)
    Being's believin' (I am rhythm now)
    Pictures come alive
    You can dance right through your life

    What a feeling (I can really have it all)
    What a feeling (pictures come alive when I call)
    I can have it all (I can really have it all)
    Have it all (pictures come alive when I call)
    (Call, call, call, call)

    (What a feeling)
    I can have it all (being's believin')
    Being's believin' (take your passion)

    (Make it happen)
    Make it happen
    (What a feeling)
    What a feeling

Comments: 10

  • Crystal Joy Salas from Asheville North CarolinaThis was also used in the soundtrack of The Neverending Story. During the scene where the main character is riding the dragon
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny"Flashdance...What A Feeling" by Irene Cara spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and it prevented two records from reaching #1,
    "Time (Clock of the Heart)" by Culture Club peaked at #2 for two weeks and Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue" peaked at #2 for one week at the time "Flashdance' was in the top spot...
    And on July 3rd, 1983 it reached #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 30th 1983, Irene Cara performed "Flashdance...What A Feeling" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    On March 27th, 1983 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; and on May 22nd, 1983 it peaked at #1 (for 6 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 14 of those 23 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    After spending 6 weeks at #1 it fell to #3, and spent 4 straight weeks at that position...
    And on June 5th, 1983 it reached #1 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart...
    Three years earlier in 1980 she had another movie theme song on the Top 10, "Fame", it reached #4 and spent a half-year on the Top 100 (26 weeks)...
    Ms. Cara, born Irene Cara Escalera, celebrated her 55th birthday one month ago on March 18th, 2014.
  • Drew from B'ham, AlDisco was meant to be the most energetic, but Irene Cara, who used 4/4 time & perfected it, seems to be a minority. I suppose most disco drummers tended to be worn thin by energetic music & hadn't quite the energy Irene's drummer had. Stephanie Mills is another one in that awesome minority, along w/ Olivia Newton-John. All I can say about listening to this, & other 4/4 disco, for that matter, is "What a Feeling!"
  • Kent from Toronto, CanadaThe film (and hence indirectly, the song) was inspired by seeing a woman at a Toronto strip club, although the locale was changed in the movie.
  • Michael from San Diego, CaThis high energy tune is one of my favorite "celebration" songs. I like how it starts off slow & emotional, and then the tempo picks up quickly and just gets your heart rate up!
  • Guy from Wellington, New ZealandYeah, it's a fantastic song with its driving beat and Cara's magnificent voice. It's hard to listen to this and not feel incredibly uplifted.
  • Catherine from Glasgow, Englandwow, what a voice this woman has!!
  • Jorge from Mexicali, MexicoOne of my favorite all-time songs, as well as the movie. Jennifer Lopez did a tribute video a while back, recreating the scene with the bucket of water, which was also lampooned in the Simpsons (by groundskeeper Willie in the Mary Poppins parody episode) and Shrek 2 (by Puss in Boots at the end of the movie).
  • Marie from Florida, United StatesI love this song and whenever I hear it I always have a smile on my face. Irene Cara has a brilliant voice and I think this definetly helps make the song so memorable. Its a great song with an upbeat tune and positive lyrics. Its my favourite song and I love the scene in the film when Alex dances for her audition.
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