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, 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.
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