I Feel For You

“Chaka Khan let me rock you, let me rock you Chaka Khan. Let me rock you, that’s all I wanna do…”

Sometimes the best things happen by accident. A throw-away song at the end of a recording session becomes a huge hit–– Phil & Phil’s “Easy Lover”, for example. And a mistake in the recording process becomes so iconic that you can’t imagine it any other way.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you, “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chaka Khan… Chaka Khan.” Believe it or not, produce Arif Marden slipped and hit the repeat button by accident when mastering the tape, and it gave one of the 80s’ most famous tunes its trademark opening.

When Chaka Khan arrived back on the scene in 1984 (yep, turns out she was huuuuge in the 70s), it was with a wailing harmonica from Stevie Wonder and some slick rapping from Melle Mel–– and that’s a combination that can’t be beat.

Though it never reached the top spot, “I Feel For You” did spend 26 weeks on the charts in the fall of 1984, including three solid weeks at #3 in November.

We feel for you, Chaka… and we think we love ya.

Nah… we know we love ya.

We ♥ I Feel For You.

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~ by weheart80s on October 26, 2011.

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