“Feeling Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their 1968 album by the same name of the band….which was originally released as a single….but it failed to chart in both the UK and the US….however, it did reach a position of # 123 on the Billboard Hot 100…..while Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition of the song….which did chart in the US…..as both Traffic’s and Cocker’s versions appear in the 2012 movie Flight. The song had also been featured in the 2000 film Duets, sung by Huey Lewis
Joe Cocker recorded “Feelin’ Alright” to lead off his debut album With a Little Help from My Friends in 1969…..when he amended the title of the original from “Feelin’ Alright?” to “Feeling Alright”…..and he released it as a single in 1969….as it reached # 69 on the US singles chart….while in 1972, Cocker re-released the song….and it reached an even higher # 33 on the same chart. A live version was included in his double album Mad Dogs & Englishmen of 1970…..then Cocker performed a ‘duet’ of this song with John Belushi imitating Cocker on the third episode of Saturday Night Live‘s second season….which aired on October 2, 1976. Cocker….which we just happen to have in our library here at ImaSportsphile…. plus, he also performed the song with Huey Lewis on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in July 2012….and as seen in this video herewith….Joe Cocker sings “Feeling Alright” live in concert in 1983.