Listen to Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ from The Handmaid’s Tale
I will bet you have heard Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good‘ a thousand times, but still may not know who sang it or what the song is called. At least, I didn’t for the longest time.
Which is why, when you heard Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good‘ on the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale this week — Series 1, Episode 10, “Night” — you might have immediately headed to your favorite search engine (mine is DuckDuckGo — no tracking, no selling your private information or giving it to the US government) to find out who sang it.
Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ was released in 1965, although it wasn’t actually a song written for her, even though it is largely known because of her version of it nowadays.
Instead it was written for the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd in 1964. Simone recorded and released it a year later for her album I Put A Spell On You (still available on Amazon), and it has since become a classic.
Listen to Nina Simone’s gorgeous version of ‘Feeling Good‘ from The Handmaid’s Tale in the video below. Over 50 years after its release, and it is still so cool. And, if you like it, buy it on Amazon.
And, if this is not the version of ‘Feeling Good‘ you liked in the show, there was also another version of the song played later on — one recorded by Etu Beats and featuring Nina Simone. That’s actually hard to find online to listen to, but you can buy that version on Amazon as well.