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Hooked on a Feeling (1974)

Hooked on a Feeling started out life in 1968 being written by Mark James and originally recorded by B.J. Thomas and reached #5 in the U.S. In 1974, Swedish pop group Blue Swede covered the single giving it a bit of a new life by combining Thomas’ and Jonathan King’s 1971 version with the “ooga chaka” beginning. Blue Swede rode the new version all the way to #1 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and #4 in Australia. They also tweaked the rest of the lyrics to avoid drug references.

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