Hooked On A Feeling chords by Blue Swede


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Hooked On A Feeling | Chords and lyrics

Intro

||: Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga:||

Verse 1

| Ab | Eb | Ab7 | Db |
I can’t stop this feeling, deep inside of me.
| Dbm | Ab | Eb | Eb
Girl, you just don’t realize, what you do to me.

Bridge 1

| Ab | Cm |
When you hold me, in your arms so tight.
| Fm | Ab |
You let me know, everything’s alright.

Chorus 2

| Db | Eb N.C |
I, I, I. I’m hooked on a feeling, 
| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
I’m high on believing. 
| Ab Cm | Db Eb | 2/4 Eb |
That you’re in love with me.

Verse 2

| 4/4 Ab | Eb | Ab7 | Db |
Lips as sweet as candy, it’s taste is on my mind.
| Dbm | Ab | Eb | Eb
Girl, you got me thirsty, for another cup of wine.

Verse 3

| Ab | Eb | Ab7 | Db |
Got a bug from you girl, but I don’t need no cure.
| Dbm | Ab | Eb | Eb
I just stay a victim, if I can for sure.

Bridge 2

| Ab | Cm |
All the good love, when we’re all alone.
| Fm | Ab |
Keep it up girl, yeah, you turn me on.

Chorus 3

| Db | Eb N.C |
I, I, I. I’m hooked on a feeling, 
| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
I’m high on believing. 
| Ab Cm | Db Eb | 2/4 Eb |
That you’re in love with me.

Instrumental

| Ab | Eb | Ab7 | Db | Dbm | Dbm |

||: Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga:||

Bridge 3

| Ab | Cm |
All the good love, when we’re all alone.
| Fm | Ab |
Keep it up, girl, Yeah, you turn me on.

Chorus 4 (outro)

| Db | Eb N.C |
I, I, I. I’m hooked on a feeling, 
| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
I’m high on believing. 
| Ab Cm | Db Eb |
That you’re in love with me.

| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
I’m hooked on a feeling, and I’m high on believing. 
| Ab Cm | Db Eb |
That you’re in love with me.

| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
I said I’m hooked on a feeling, and I’m high on believing.  
| Ab Cm | Db Eb |
That you’re in love with me.
| Ab | Eb |
I’m hooked on a feeling.


Hooked On A Feeling chords and progressions

The chord progression has a nice twist on the standard I, IV, and V chords, but also feature the I – III and the super sad IV – IVm.

The verse moves like this: I – V – I7 – IV – IVm – I – V.

| Ab | Eb | Ab7 | Db |
| Dbm | Ab | Eb | Eb

The bridge is in roman numerals: I – III – VI – I.

| Ab | Cm | Fm | Ab |

Finally, the chorus is this: IV – V – I – V – IV – V. Followed by I – III – IV – V.

| Db | Eb N.C |
| Ab | Eb | Db | Eb |
| Ab Cm | Db Eb | 2/4 Eb |


Hooked On A Feeling was written by Elvis’s songwriter

Hooked On A Feeling was written by Mark James, an American songwriter who also wrote Suspicious Minds and Always On My Mind for Elvis.

First released by B.J. Thomas in 1968, the song reached #5 the following year. In 1971, Jonathan King covered it, adding the Ooga-Chaka jungle chants, and it reached #23 in the U.K.

In 1974, Blue Swede (Björn Skifs) released their version, they kept the Ooga-Chaka’s, and had an international worldwide hit, reaching #1 in the U.S.

Since then, the song has popped up in popular culture three times more. In 1992 in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, in 1998 in the TV series Ally McBeal and as late as 2014 for Guardians Of The Galaxy.


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Mark James

Mark James started out in 1967 as a hired songwriter for a publishing company in Memphis. Early success led him to sign with Columbia in 1972.

His most popular tunes include Suspicious Minds, Hooked On A Feeling, Sunday Sunrise, and You Were Always On My Mind.

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Björn Skifs

Björn Skifs is a Swedish singer, songwriter, actor, and entertainer best known for his #1 tune Hooked On A Feeling with his 70s band Blue Swede.

After leaving the band, he embarked on a solo career releasing studio albums as well as acting in film and TV.

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