Cover of Sonique's single 'It Feels so Good'

[The JukeBox] #74 - Sonique - It Feels So Good (And a Bit of History)

The JukeBox May 15, 2022

Back in late 90's/early 2000's, Sonique (Sonia Marina Clarke) burst onto the pop and dance scene but with a little bit of help from her friends.

Sonique was born and raised in England. At 17, she put together a reggae band called 'Fari' and ended up writing the music for the band. After Fari disbanded, she set about getting her own recording contract.
In 1985, she released her solo single "Let me hold you". It reached the Top 40 Dance Chart in the UK.

This wouldn't be our first sighting of Sonique though as she was a member of the dance band S'Express, which you might remember for this song:

After S'Express disbanded , Mark Moore (A producer and DJ for S'Express) and Sonique continued being friends.

Clarke would accompany both Mark Moore and the infamous DJ Judge Jules to their gigs for about 3 years.

She signed with Serious Records and released her first single "I Put a Spell On You", a cover of the 1956 hit by Jay Hawkins:

It would end up being the 'B' track on the single release of It Feels So Good.

She would end working as a In-house DJ for Club Manumission in Ibiza between 1997 and 2001.

Her debut album 'Hear My Cry' was released in 1998 but re-released in 2000. With the re-release, 'It Feels So Good', topped the UK chart for 3 weeks in 2000 and became the third best-selling single of 2000 (Beaten by 'Can We Fix it?' by Bob The Builder and 'Pure Shores' by All Saints)

Sonique would retire as a DJ to focus on her singing career. She would return to the decks after her next album Born to Be Free (released in 2003) was not successful.

Clarke was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2009 but would get the all clear a year later and celebrated by releasing a cover to Cyndi Lauper's hit Girls Just Want to Have Fun with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Sonique is still releasing music to this day but in collaboration with other DJ's and producers such as Dario G, Mauro Picotto and Ramiro. Her latest solo album was released in 2011 under the ZYX label titled Sweet Vibrations.

Here is Sonique's biggest hit, It Feels So Good.

YouTube:

Lyrics:

You always make me smile
When I'm feeling down
You give me such a vibe
It's totally bonified, mmh
It's not the way you walk
And it ain't the way you talk
It ain't the job you got
That keeps me satisfied

Your love, it feels so good
And that's what takes me high
Higher than I've been before
Your love it keeps me alive
Thought I should let you know
That your touch it means so much
When I'm alone at night
It's you I'm always thinking of, ooh-oh, baby

Ooh I want you to understand
How I feel, yeah, deep inside
oh oh, you make me feel
what I need to feel, yes
In my heartYour love, it feels so good
And that's what takes me high
Higher than I've been before
Your love it keeps me alive
Thought I should let you know
That your touch it means so much
When I'm alone at night
It's you I'm always thinking of, oh-oh, baby

Your love, it feels so good
And that's what takes me high
Higher than I've been before
Your love it keeps me alive
Thought I should let you know
That your touch it means so much
When I'm alone at night
It's you I'm always thinking of, ooh-oh, baby

Your love, it feels so good
And that's what takes me high
Higher than I've been before
Your love it keeps me alive
Thought I should let you know
That your touch it means so much
When I'm alone at night
It's you I'm always thinking of, ooh-oh, baby

Your love, it feels so good
And that's what takes me high
Higher than I've been before
Your love it keeps me alive
Thought I should let you know
That your touch it means so much
When I'm alone at night
It's you I'm always thinking of, ooh-oh, baby

Spotify & Deezer:

It Feels So Good
Sonique - song - 2000

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Padraig Fahy

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