Love Is In The Air: You Make Me Feel Brand New

February 27, 2020

Month-long celebration of Love featuring Love Songs from the 70’s.

Can you believe the month is just about over? Time sure does fly when you are having fun…

You are more than welcome to join in the fun, all you need to do is include a link to your post in the comments so that everyone can visit. The more the merrier :)  Your songs do not need to be from the 70’s, but they do need to be Love Songs.

Alright! Let’s get this party started! Fill up those waterbeds, break out the black lights and disco balls and let’s have some fun!

The song for today -

You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics

Wikipedia tells us about this song:

"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.

The song, in a longer five-minute version, had first appeared as a track on the Stylistics' 1973 album, Rockin' Roll Baby, though that version was not released as a single.

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.

Won’t you join me in this fun month-long theme? Again, all you need to do is post your link in the comments.


  1. There was no sound better than soul music from the '70's. And The Stylistics had the best sound of all of them.


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