I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King song)

I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King song)

Infobox Single
Name = I Feel the Earth Move

Artist = Carole King
from Album = Tapestry
A-side = "It's Too Late"
Released = April 1971
Format = 7"
Genre = Pop / Rock
Length =
Label = Ode Records
Writer = Carole King
Producer = Lou Adler
Last single =
This single = "I Feel the Earth Move"
Next single =

"I Feel the Earth Move" is the first single released by pop singer Carole King, in 1971.

A showcase for King's upbeat piano style, "I Feel the Earth Move" has lyrics with the same percussive feel::"I feel the earth - move - under my feet":"I feel the sky tum-b-ling down - tum-b-ling down":"I feel my heart start to trem-b-ling -":"Whenever you're around"

Jon Landau's review of "Tapestry" for "Rolling Stone" praised King's voice on this track, saying it negotiates turns from "raunchy" to "bluesy" to "harsh" to "soothing", with the last echoing the development of the song's melody into its chorus. [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/caroleking/albums/album/171700/review/6068041/tapestry]

Given its upbeat nature, Ode Records selected "I Feel the Earth Move" as the A-side to "Tapestry"'s first single. It achieved airplay, but then disc jockeys and listeners began to prefer the slower, lamenting B-side "It's Too Late". Both sides received airplay for a while, but eventually "It's Too Late" dominated. In fact, on the concurrent Cash Box singles chart, which still tracked the progress of both sides of a single separately, "It's Too Late " spent four weeks at number one while "I Feel the Earth Move" did not chart at all. Regardless, since Billboard had declared the record a double A-side and their chart gradually became seen by many as the "official" singles chart, it is generally listed as such in books and articles.

Together with "It's Too Late", "I Feel the Earth Move" was named by the RIAA as number 213 of 365 Songs of the Century.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, King performed the song on The Colbert Report.

Martika version

Single infobox
Name = I Feel the Earth Move

Artist = Martika
from Album = Martika
Released = 1989
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:51
Label = Sony
Writer = Carole King
Producer = Martika
Chart position = * #2 (Australia)
* #7 (UK Singles Chart)
* #25 (U.S. Pop)
Last single = "Toy Soldiers"
This single = "I Feel the Earth Move"
Next single = "Water"

"I Feel the Earth Move" was the third single from Martika's self-titled debut, "Martika". "I Feel the Earth Move" reached the number 25 on the pop charts in the U.S., and number 7 in the UK and number 2 in Australia, it is a remake of the classic King song. The high energy music video was shot during the promotional tour for this album.

Track listing

For the cassette or 7" single:
* Side A – "I Feel The Earth Move"
* Side B – "Quiero Entregarte Mi Amor" (Spanish Version "More Than You Know")

Other versions

Young American actress/singer Mandy Moore had a go at the song on her somewhat popular 2003 album "Coverage"; it was considered a good enough effort to be included on her subsequent albeit disowned "The Best of Mandy Moore" collection and on the 2005 benefit album "Love Rocks".

Australian songstress Delta Goodrem featured the song on her 2005 Visualise Tour.

Jazz/funk guitarist Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones recorded an instrumental version of this song.

Japanese singer UA recorded a version of this song (in English) included on her "COLONY" single. It was also part of her live album "FINE FEATHERS MAKE FINE BIRDS."

In the episode "Praying For Time" of "Eli Stone", in a vision seen by the title character, Taylor Weathersby (Natasha Henstridge) and Maggie Dekker (Julie Gonzalo) sing it, signifying what may be an upcoming earthquake in San Francisco, as well as giving Eli an insight into his lovelife.

Tori Amos has added parts of this songs as a bridge to her song "Take to the Sky" (a B-Side from her debut "Little Earthquakes") in live performances. Most recently, at at the Dranouter Festival on August 8, 2008, but also many times during her 2003 Tour. She comments on this on her book Piece By Piece.


The first 22 seconds of the Carole King version is used for the earthquake room exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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