|"You Make Me Feel Brand New"|
|Single by The Stylistics|
|from the album Rockin' Roll Baby & Let's Put It All Together|
|B-side||"Only for the Children"|
|Released||May 5, 1974|
5:27 (long version)
|Songwriter(s)||Thom Bell, Linda Creed|
|The Stylistics singles chronology|
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" is a 1974 single by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. The song was written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. Stylistics tenor Airrion Love starts out the song and then alternates with Russell Thompkins, Jr.
An R&B ballad, it was the fifth track from their 1974 album, Let's Put It All Together and was released as a single and reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" was kept from the No. 1 spot by "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. In addition, it climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard R&B chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1974.
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" also reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1974. The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning the band a gold disc The award was presented by the RIAA on May 22, 1974. It was the band's fifth gold disc.
This song was also used in TV commercials for Woolite in the mid 1980s and in TV advertisements for Australian department store Myer in the late 1980s. In Britain a version was used to advertise BioTex stain removal powder.
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" has been recorded by jazz and pop artists including in 1975 by Vicky Leandros, in 1982 by The Salsoul Orchestra (vocals by Christine Wiltshire and Ray Stevens), in 1986 by Babyface, in 2003 by Simply Red (on their studio album Home), and in 2004 by Boyz II Men. The Simply Red version reached number 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
Jamaican reggae singer Jacob Miller of Inner Circle recorded the song with Augustus Pablo.
Roberta Flack recorded the song in 1992, reaching No. 50 on the U.S. R&B chart.
The song was recorded by Ronnie Milsap on his album Summer Number 17.
Jazz guitarist Norman Brown recorded the song in 1999.
Filipino R&B singer Jay R included the song from his 2008 album, Soul in Love.
Larry Carlton released a mostly instrumental version on his 2011 album Plays the Sounds of Philadelphia.
On January 2014, South Korean rappers Verbal Jint, San E, Bumkey, Swings, Phantom and Kanto, all from the Brand New Music agency, released "You Make Me Feel Brand New (Brand New Year 2013)", which contains a sample of this song.
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