9:34 pm - 02/23/2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Sends ‘Hooked On a Feeling’ Sales Through the Roof

Ooga chaka!

Sales of Blue Swede's "Hooked On a Feeling" have gone through the roof following its use in the new trailer for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

The song sold more than 2,000 downloads on Wednesday (Feb. 19), up about 700% in daily sales, industry sources say. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer bowed Tuesday (Feb. 18) on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35 p.m. eastern.

Sources say that the song's 2,000 in digital sales instantly gave the tune its best digital sales week ever. (And again, that's after just one day of sales.) The current sales tracking week ends on Feb. 23. We'll have the official weekly sales of the track, collected by Nielsen SoundScan, on Feb. 26.

In the week ending Feb. 16, the song sold a negligible figure.

In the trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy," the familiar "ooga chaka!" chant from the song can be heard at around the 1:30 mark, and is then repeated during a montage of fiery action scenes. The song is then heard without interruption for the last 20 seconds of the trailer.

The song's previous best digital week came in 2008 when it sold 1,000 downloads (in the week ending March 16).

"Guardians of the Galaxy," starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, will be released in theaters on Aug. 1.

Blue Swede's "Feeling" became a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit for the Swedish band, reaching the top on the chart dated April 6, 1974. It was one of four Hot 100 hits for the act, which also charted a top 10 single with "Never My Love" (No. 7) in October 1974.

Blue Swede's take on "Feeling" is one of three visits to the chart for the song, which was first a hit for B.J. Thomas in 1968. He took the song to No. 5 on the Hot 100 in early 1969. Decades later, in 1998, thanks in part to the TV show "Ally McBeal," the song returned to the chart. A dancing baby -- grooving to Blue Swede's "Feeling" -- appeared as a hallucination on the show in January 1998. Known as "Baby Cha Cha," the animated infant was already a viral sensation by that point, but its popularity hit a new level after its use in "Ally McBeal."

That popularization -- along with Baby Cha Cha's subsequent appearances in assorted TV commercials -- led to a new recording and commercial CD release of the song, credited to the anonymous studio group Baby Talk. The single went on to sell 111,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, helping it reach No. 71 on the Hot 100 the week of June 6, 1998.


now that's an impact

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josiefier 23rd-Feb-2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Dammit, and me trying to resist the urge to re-watch Ally McBeal! barring S5, anyway
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
I already started lol
josiefier 23rd-Feb-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
lol Well at least I'm not alone. Though the day season 4 finally doesn't hurt will be a wonderful day.
rallenta 23rd-Feb-2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
yeah....started season 1 this morning...
pon_pon_pink 24th-Feb-2014 09:51 am (UTC)
i rewatched it last summer <3 such a great show (minus the last season)
superdogbiter 23rd-Feb-2014 09:13 pm (UTC)

madame_no 23rd-Feb-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Came here to post this. Bless you.
therearewords 23rd-Feb-2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
rare_lj 24th-Feb-2014 02:04 am (UTC)
wow that is really something

something I can't stop watching
hermione_vader 24th-Feb-2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
I love that music video for its mind-fuckery.
klutzy_girl 23rd-Feb-2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
The song was stuck in my head the entire day the trailer was released.
seewhoiam 23rd-Feb-2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the ontd party posts we'll have when this comes out.
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
everyone better have gotg icons by then
thefiery 23rd-Feb-2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
where can i find one?
thethingiswhat 24th-Feb-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
I wish all the good icon communities on lj were still active because I need a Rocket Raccoon icon!
sandstorm 23rd-Feb-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
It'll be so nice to see a party post of something I'm actually interested in!
maryastor 23rd-Feb-2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
ooga chaka ooga chaka

wow that takes me back.
grande_latte 23rd-Feb-2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
brought back a classic flawless song
fenchurchly 23rd-Feb-2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
That song will never not remind me of this flawless movie.

bnlmaroonvwbug 23rd-Feb-2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
awe Dave Foley <3
brucelynn 23rd-Feb-2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
omg Dick !!
12muses 23rd-Feb-2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
robintheshrew 24th-Feb-2014 02:52 am (UTC)
Love this movie!
evett 23rd-Feb-2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
god I hated that baby + song when it was on ally mcbeal
brucelynn 23rd-Feb-2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
YAS !! Just like everybody went to get Chicken Shwarma after The Avengers !!
notoriousreign 23rd-Feb-2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
minny150 23rd-Feb-2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
I'm terrified of that damn dancing baby.
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
you and almost everyone bb
prophecypro 23rd-Feb-2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
that impact
iprevail 23rd-Feb-2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
song is fucking terrible though
juanitatequila 23rd-Feb-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
maybe dc will try it when they release the trailer for superman vs batman vs wonder woman vs the rest of the dc universe using a katy perry song

Edited at 2014-02-23 09:29 pm (UTC)
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
superman vs batman should use E.T

batman vs wonder woman should use the one that got away

wauwy 23rd-Feb-2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
They won't use anything but Inception horns, lbr.



Not that Marvel trailers have been able to escape them either, for the most part. :(
walker_sarah 23rd-Feb-2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
bless his face
hausofashley 24th-Feb-2014 12:43 am (UTC)
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