MOTIV8 | Rockin' For Myself

LYRICS:

Rockin' for myse-e-e-e-e-elf

Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Feel alright

Holding on right now baby
Rockin' for myself baby
Rockin' for myself
Yeah now babe

Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Feel alright

Holding on right now baby
Rockin' for myself baby
Holding on right now baby
Oh yeah now

Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Feel alright

Gonna take you higher boy
Gonna make you feel real good
Gonna take me higher boy
Gonna make me feel real good
Gonna make me feel real
Gonna make me feel real good
Gonna make me feel real
Gonna make me feel real good

Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Does it make you feel good
Feel alright

Holding on right now baby
Rockin' for myself baby
Holding on right now baby
Rockin' for myself baby

Holding on right now
Holding on
Holding on right now
Keep on holding

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Rockin' For Myself (1992/3/4) CD-S, 12'', 7''

x Written by Steve Rodway / Matt Gray / Massimo Persona / Gianfranco Bortolotti / Diego Leoni.
Licensed by Gema.
Produced by Steve Rodway.
Engineered by Andrew Greasley and Steve Rodway.
Mixed by Steve Rodway.
"Extended Main Mix" co-produced and mixed by Steve Rodway and Matt Gray.
Engineered by Steve Rodway.

x Angie Brown is the singer on "Rockin' For Myself".

x In 2006, the song was remade by Northernbeat (and re-titled "Rockin' 4 Myself"). Angie Brown re-recorded her vocals for the new version.

REVIEWS:
x The 'Euro' sound that has characterised [Steve Rodway's] work since 'Rockin' For Myself' -- unashamedly sequenced basslines chugging alongside rhythmic arpeggios, strong synth lead lines and the relentless sound of the Roland TR909 kick, snare, and hi-hat -- seems equally at home pounding from club PAs as it does from radio speakers. Matt Bell

x Motiv8's (aka genius Steve Rodway) "Rockin' For Myself" was - and there ain't no hyperbole here, folks - one of the greatest songs of the '90s. It was at the height of "eurotrance" and is just fuckin' flatout brilliant. This was back in the day when this genre was more than just lazy-arsed dance acts putting a boring dance beat to famous songs (see Cicada's "Truly Madly Deeply" etc) and shoving a skinny model wearing a bikini into the video clip. The clip for "Rockin' For Myself" has a strange giant strawberry!!! It was also from a time when the USA wasn't scared shitless of something with a pulse and not just boring "crunk" hip-hop. Stale Popcorn

LINKS:
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