I Feel for You

I Feel for You by Chaka Khan was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 10, 1984 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Prince wrote this song and released it on his second album, Prince, in 1979. Chaka Khan's version uses more instrumentation and an array of production elements that aren't present in Prince's more stripped-down original. The song is sung in the first person, so the lyrics about being in lust with someone are gender neutral and translated well to a female singer. Chaka had no idea this song was going to contain a rap. The day after she recorded the vocals, her producer Arif Mardin surprised her by playing it for her with Melle Mel's rap. Chaka hated it and couldn't stand hearing her name repeated over and over in the song, but Mardin convinced her it would make the song a hit. The downside is that Chaka was confronted by people rapping her name in imitation of the song, which drove her nuts.

I Feel for You FAQs

Who sang I Feel for You?

I Feel for You was performed by Chaka Khan

What year did I Feel for You get to the UK number 1 spot?

I Feel for You first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 10, 1984

How long was I Feel for You at number 1 in the UK?

I Feel for You spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.