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Love Never Felt So Good

By: Michael Jackson and Paul Anka

At a glance

  • Album: Xscape
  • Released: May 2nd, 2014
  • Recorded: 1983
  • Length: 3:20
  • Billboard: 9
  • UK Charts: 8
  • Paul Anka: Keyboard
  • Arrangements by: Michael Jackson

Credits

  • Paul Anka: Keyboard
  • Arrangements by: Michael Jackson

A brief history

“Love Never Felt So Good” was a posthumously released track in 2014 on the “Xscape” album.┬áThe original piano demo was created during a two-week recording session between Michael and Paul Anka in 1983. Johnny Mathis went on to record the song, though with slightly different lyrics.

Michael’s demo leaked online in 2006 and it was considered for the first posthumous album “Michael” in 2010. When it was finally used four years later, a duet version with Justin Timberlake was also released. This became a top 10 hit in the US and UK. The duet also┬ásampled percussion and breaths from Michael’s 1979 song “Workin’ Day and Night.”

During the recording sessions with Anka, the two musicians wrote “This Is It” (originally titled “I Never Heard”) and “Don’t Matter to Me.” The latter was sampled in the 2018 song of the same name by Drake.

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Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh, baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, got to be
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
So, baby, yes, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Aw, baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if you’re mine all mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Aw, baby, love never felt so good (so good)
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life driving me crazy
‘Cause, baby, love never felt so good

Felt so good
Never felt so good
Felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good

Alright that’s fine, that’s it

Lyrics

Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh, baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, got to be
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
So, baby, yes, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Aw, baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if you’re mine all mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Aw, baby, love never felt so good (so good)
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me

And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause, baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out my life, in out, baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out my life driving me crazy
‘Cause, baby, love never felt so good

Felt so good
Never felt so good
Felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good
Never felt so good

Alright that’s fine, that’s it

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