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What a Feelin'

Irene Cara

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Album Review

As a general rule, you would expect that an album featuring a gold-selling number one hit, a Top Ten hit, and two Top 40 follow-ups would itself be a considerable success, but Irene Cara's second album had trouble staying among the 100 best-sellers. Why? That chart-topper, "Flashdance...What a Feeling," had come the previous spring, and most people who wanted to own it had purchased it either as a single or on the multi-platinum soundtrack album. Plus, Cara never established a base beyond her individual hits. This wasn't surprising, really, since, despite her participation as singer and co-lyricist, Cara essentially was the mouthpiece of Euro-disco producer Giorgio Moroder on these recordings. Thus, although she was all over the airwaves in 1983-1984, and although this album contained all five of her chart entries from the period, Cara herself failed to benefit over the long term, and as a glut for this kind of material set in, she was left behind.

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Finally! Irene Cara Gets Some iTunes Love!

Wow! It took some time but iTunes finally got it right. The most definitive of all of Irene Cara's album releases, she made her mark in the 80's at the charts and the clubs with hits such as "Why Me", "Breakdance", "The Dream" and "What A Feeling", all of which are featured here in their extended glory! A definite must have for the 80's club music enthusiast and Irene Cara fan. Don't miss this one!

What a Feelin

I can finally quit scratching my head wondering why the ITunes Store had Fame & not What a Feelin. Thanks so much for correcting the error of your ways. This is one of the all time great movie tunes and one I listen to when I'm down It always pumps me back up. Thanks Again and keep up the good work.

We got "The Dream" now we need the soundtrack to D C Cab

The song is great and she even acted in the movie.

Biography

Born: March 18, 1959 in New York, NY [South Bronx]

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Irene Cara is best known as a singer of movie themes, though she has also maintained an acting career since childhood. Raised by Latin American parents in New York City, she made her Broadway debut in 1967 (at age eight) in the musical Maggie Flynn, and returned to the stage several years later with a role in the off-Broadway production The Me Nobody Knows. By the age of 16, she'd diversified her résumé with TV and film gigs, too, landing roles in the TV mini-series Roots 2 and in blaxploitation...
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