I Got The Feelin’ (It’s Over) – Gregory Abbott | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#56) & R&B (#5); 1987

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

By the time Gregory Abbott landed a record deal he was already knew his way around the record biz. Not only had he learned recording techniques at Marvin Gaye’s studio, he had written several songs for then-wife, Freda “Band Of Gold” Payne, one of which appeared on the flip side of her 1977 Love Magnet single. The 1980’s found Abbott working up songs for his own demo tape. Three years and forty songs later he felt he had three good-enough ones to impress some record company execs. When the suits at Columbia offered Gregory a deal, he accepted and urged them to release one of the three submitted: I Got The Feelin’ (It’s Over). Instead the label chose Shake You Down: a decision that gave Gregory a #1 crossover smash right out of the gate. His first choice became his second single release and a #5 R&B hit. Unfortunately, Gregory’s chart career ended after two more rhythm-only charters: the #5 I’ll Prove It To You and #34 Let Me Be Your Hero.

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  • Gregory Abbott

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  • Gregory Abbott