No. 42: Bad Company, ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs
Following the massive success of their self-titled debut record, England’s Bad Company certainly had their work cut out for them when the time came around to crafting the dreaded sophomore follow-up. Fortunately for the band, that 1975 record, ‘Straight Shooter’ featured ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love,’ the song that has landed on our list of Top 100 Classic Rock Songs.
The song starts with an acoustic guitar, sounding somewhat similar to Led Zeppelin, who signed the band to their Swan Song label. Vocalist Paul Rodgers sounds almost wistful and rather restrained, considering what we know of his full potential power.
Gentle vocal harmonies keep the song on track before guitarist Mick Ralphs kicks the distortion pedal on in time for the anthemic, yet simplistic chorus. Rocket science this was not, yet the group’s track resonated well with their fans. The song climbed to the No. 10 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Kid Rock is one of the more recent artists to have covered ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love‘, including the song on his self-titled release of 2003. (Editor’s note: shout out to Dread Zeppelin!) Rock didn’t have quite as much luck on the charts as the originators of the song did, with his rendition peaking at No. 33 position on Billboard.
Watch Bad Company Perform ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’