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The 25 Best New Jack Swing Songs

12. Tony! Toni! Toné! "Feels Good" (1990)

Album: The Revival
Label: UMG Recordings
Producer: Tony! Toni! Toné!


Tony! Toni! Toné! had all the good stuff in their platinum-selling album, The Revival. There was the traditional R&B of "Whatever You Want," the catchy funk of "The Blues," and the relatable melancholy of "It Never Rains (In Southern California)." "Feels Good" ranks right up there with The Revival's, and Tony! Toni! Toné!'s, best songs. It was just another instance where the trio just melded different musical elements together to create a positive vibe. This time it was that "oh, oh baby" female vocal sample, the easygoing riff in the background, and that classic New Jack percussion beat guiding the track. Raphael Saadiq's energy is so contagious that "Feels Good" simply demands to be replayed.

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