♫ Flashdance … What A Feeling ♫ (Redux)

I last played this song in November 2108, and tonight I am reprising it because … because … well, just BECAUSE!


There is no rhyme nor reason for deciding what song I will play on any given night.  Sometimes it is one that has been stuck in my head all day and I want to get it out of my head and stick it in yours.  Other times, I might play a song for a specific person, and then there are nights that I go flipping through my Ipod playlist to jog my memory.  Tonight’s song popped into my head as I was folding the never-ending towels, and since it was still there (in my head) when I sat back down at the computer, I decided to take a quick listen.  Within seconds, it was like a one-two punch, the breath had left my body and I knew … this is the one for tonight!

This song is from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming Cara’s only #1 song, it earned a platinum record, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.  Not bad, eh?

Flashdance…What A Feeling
Irene Cara

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
Bein’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
Bein’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)
Bein’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)

I can have it all
(Bein’s believin’)
Bein’s believin’
(Take your passion)

Make it happen
(What a feeling)
What a feeling
(Bein’s believin’)
Happen
(Take your passion)

Songwriters: Irene Cara / Giorgio Moroder / Keith Forsey
Flashdance…What A Feeling lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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