James Brown Wedding Songs like I Got You (I Feel Good)

Jump back! We created a list of James Brown’s Top 10 Songs. James Brown is an American (South Carolina) musician. James’ nickname is “The Godfather of Soul”.

Brown holds the record as the artist to have charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 which did not reach number one on that chart. In 1986, James Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Have you heard of the band The Famous Flames? Well, James Brown was a member and eventually emerged as the lead singer. Their first professional recording song was “Please, Please, Please” released in 1956.

Brown did not go solo until 1959 and had his first single solo hit “I Want You So Bad”.

James Brown Wedding Hits

#1 I Got You (I Feel Good)
Released in 1965 on the album I Got You (I Feel Good)

The song was Brown’s highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number three. The song describes how a person feels when they find the person they love in their life.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

#2 Get Up Offa That Thing
Released in 1976 on the album Get Up Offa That Thing

The song wants people to get onto the dance floor and feel better.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Get up offa that thing
And shake it, sing it now!
Get up offa that thing
And shake ’till you feel better

#3 Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
Released in 1965 on the album Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

Brown tells a story in the song giving credit to an old man brave enough to get out on the dance floor.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

He’s not too fancy, but his line is pretty clean
He ain’t no drag
Papa’s got a brand new bag

#4 Living In America
Released in 1985 on the album Rocky IV and Gravity

The song is played in the Rocky IV film as Apollo Creed’s entrance music referencing his patriotism.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Hand to hand, across the nation
Living in America
Got to have a celebration
Rock my soul

#5 The Payback
Released in 1974 on the album The Payback

The song talks about revenge a man plans to take against a man who betrayed him.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The brother getting ready, that’s a fact
Get ready you mother, for the big payback
Let me hit ’em, hit ’em Ren, hit ’em

#6 Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Pt. 1 & 2)
Released in 1970 as a single.

The song reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Stay on the scene like a sex machine
You got to have the feelin’, sure as you’re born
Get it together, right on, right on

#7 It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
Released in 1966 on the album It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World

The song’s story is of all the works of modern civilization to the efforts of men but claims that it all would “mean nothing without a woman or a girl.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world
But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

#8 I Got the Feelin’
Released in 1968 on the album I Got the Feelin’

The song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Sometimes, I roam
But I’ll be coming back home
Sometimes I seem to be fly
I just don’t know when to say bye bye

#9 Papa Don’t Take No Mess, Pt. 1
Released in 1974 on the album Hell

Did you know the full-length version is almost fourteen minutes long?

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa digs the chicks
If she looks real slick hoo!
Papa rap is very quick
You devil it ain’t no trick

#10 Try Me
Released in 1958 on the album Please Please Please

James Brown had backup singers on this song known as The Famous Flames.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Try me Try me
Darlin tell me
I need you

James Brown Highest-Ranking Singles – R&B

  • #1 Try Me, 1958
  • #1 Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Part 1, 1965
  • #1 I Got You (I Feel Good), 1965
  • #1 It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World, 1966
  • #1 Cold Sweat – Part 1, 1967
  • #1 I Got the Feelin’, 1968
  • #1 Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud – Part 1, 1968
  • #1 Give It Up or Turnit a Loose, 1968
  • #1 Mother Popcorn (You’ve Got to Have a Mother for Me) – Part 1, 1969
  • #1 Super Bad – Parts 1 & 2, 1970
  • #1 Hot Pants – Part 1, 1971
  • #1 Make It Funky – Part 1, 1971
  • #1 Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing, 1972
  • #1 Get on the Good Foot – Part 1, 1972
  • #1 The Payback – Part 1, 1974
  • #1 My Thang, 1974
  • #1 Papa Don’t Take No Mess – Part 1, 1974
  • #2 Baby You’re Right, 1961
  • #2 Lost Someone, 1961
  • #2 Licking Stick – Licking Stick – Part 1, 1968
  • #2 Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn – Part 1, 1969
  • #2 Brother Rapp – Parts 1 & 2, 1970
  • #2 Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine – Part 1, 1970
  • #2 I’m Real, 1978
  • #3 There Was a Time, 1967
  • #3 I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll Get It Myself) – Part 1, 1969
  • #3 Ain’t It Funky Now – Part 1, 1969
  • #3 It’s a New Day”—Parts 1 & 2, 1970
  • #3 Soul Power – Part 1, 1970
  • #3 I Got a Bag of My Own, 1972
  • #4 I Don’t Mind, 1961
  • #4 Don’t Be a Drop-Out, 1966
  • #4 I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), 1967
  • #4 Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved – Part 1, 1970
  • #4 There It Is – Part 1, 1972
  • #4 I Got Ants in My Pants – Part 1, 1973
  • #4 Stoned to the Bone – Part 1, 1973
  • #4 Funky President (People It’s Bad), 1974
  • #4 Get Up Offa That Thing, 1976
  • #5 Night Train, 1962
  • #5 Let Yourself Go, 1967
  • #5 Static, 1988

Do you have a favorite James Brown song, not on my list? Please share the song below so that we can add it!

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