500 Greatest Songs of All Time
James Brown, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)'
Released: Nov. '65, King
12 weeks; No. 3
The same year he hit with "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," Soul Brother Number One scored his biggest pop success with "I Got You." It was a sped-up, hyped-up new version of a song called "I Found You" that Brown had written a few years previous for one of his early proteges, James Brown Revue singer Yvonne Fair. "I Got You" received some help on the pop charts from a most unlikely source; a few months before the single was released, Brown performed the song in the Frankie Avalon teen flick Ski Party.
Appears on: James Brown 50th Anniversary Collection (UTV/Polydor)