Song of the Day: Blue Swede – “Hooked on a Feeling”

On this day in 1974, this cover from Swedish band Blue Swede hit No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts. The original version was recorded by B.J. Thomas in 1969, then covered in 1971 by Jonathan King, who added the “unka-chakas” at the beginning, which Blue Swede included in their version. The third time became the charm as Blue Suede’s version is the one that has stuck in popular culture as it’s been featured in the films Reservoir Dogs and Guardians of the Galaxy and the show Ally McBeal, but each version is good and worth a listen.

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