Mostly known as Nina Simone‘s song, in fact Feeling Good was composed by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd of 1965 . Many artists were fascinated by this song and the number of cover versions is countless. The most famous are those by Nina Simone, Micheal Bublé and Muse.
Given my musical gaps, I knew this masterwork some years ago thanks to Muse’s version. It stunned me and I was intrigued. Who was the first author, the real one? I fell into the trap: Nina Simone’s cover is somewhat awesome, a voice that deserves pure admiration.
I let you to the listening of the two versions: Muse’s and Nina simone’s, after which, at the bottom of the article you can download the piano sheet (of Muse’s version)