I Feel So Bad (Chuck Willis song)

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"I Feel So Bad"
Elvis Presley I Feel So Bad Single Cover.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "Wild in the Country"
Released May 1961
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded March 12, 1961
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:51
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Chuck Willis
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
"I Feel So Bad" / "Wild in the Country"
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister"

"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
"I Feel So Bad" /
"Wild in the Country"
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister"

"I Feel So Bad" is a blues song written and originally recorded by Chuck Willis in 1953 (OKeh 7029). It rose to #8 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues Chart in early 1954, and appears on the album Chuck Willis Wails the Blues.

A version of the song was recorded by Elvis Presley on March 12, 1961 in RCA Studio B, in Nashville, TN.[1] Presley recorded a version of the song following the arrangements by Willis and his singing style. Presley's version reached No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1961[2] and No.15 on Billboard's Top 20 R&B Singles chart the same year.[3] The song, which was released on a double A-side single in the UK (c/w "Wild in the Country"), reached No.4 on the UK singles chart, also in 1961.

Blues singer Little Milton recorded a soul blues version, titled simply "Feel So Bad," in 1967. It rose to #7 R&B and #91 pop.

The band Cactus recorded it on their 1971 Atco release One Way... or Another. This song has since been covered by Delbert McClinton (Plain' From The Heart 1981), Rory Gallagher (BBC Sessions 1972 ), & Big Dave & The Ultrasonics (Love & Money 1993)


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