I Feel Loved

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8. Comatose
9. I Feel Loved
List of Exciter songs
10. Breathe
I Feel Loved
Depeche Mode
Produced by
Recorded at
RAK and Sarm West (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady
Sony (New York City)
Length (mm:ss)
4:20 (album version)
3:41 (single version)
128 BPM
Time signature
B♭ Major
Engineering assistance
Boris Aldridge
Andrew Davies
Andrew Griffiths
Nick Sevilla
Lisa Butterworth
Jonathan Adler
Alissa Myhowich
James Chang
Additional production
Steve Fitzmaurice
Mike Marsh
Airto Moreira
Art direction
Sleeve design
June 2000 - February 2001
Originally released
July 30, 2001
Played live
53 times *
Total live plays
53 times *

'I Feel Loved' is a song from the 2001 album Exciter by Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on July 30, 2001.


Martin Gore told MTV Europe:

"I'll try and explain [the lyrics] to you. Do you know... when you feel... absolutely like shit? And you feel the worst you've ever felt in your life? And then somehow you think: 'The universe must like me, for making me feel like this'?" [laughs]

Martin Gore said in the May 2001 issue of Keyboard Magazine:

"'I Feel Loved' had a dance theme to it. It was already hinting at a dance-floor thing. But when I actually did the demo, I think it was about 109 beats per minute, and Mark sped it up to 128. We got in a percussion player, and it ended up sounding like Hamilton Bohannon [laughs]. Even though the basic song is quite similar [to the demo], it's definitely taken on a different meaning. Apart from that, Mark added this really great [TC Works] Mercury. There are all these great virtual synths at the moment, but the Mercury is fantastic. Mark used it to get that aggressive, growly sound over the top, that really took it somewhere else."


I Feel Loved

It's the dark night of my soul

And temptation's taking hold

But through the pain and the suffering

Through the heartache and trembling

I feel loved

I feel loved

As the darkness closes in

In my head I hear whispering

Questioning and beckoning

But I'm not taken in

I feel loved

I feel loved

From the depths of my emptiness

Comes a feeling of inner bliss

I feel wanted, I feel desired

I can feel my soul on fire

I feel loved

I feel loved

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2001 EMI Music Publishing Ltd. London WC2H 0EA. Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. All rights Reserved.

Music video

Dates with available recordings of I Feel Loved

There are currently 54 recordings of I Feel Loved available.

Dates where I Feel Loved was played

2001 Exciter Tour

I Feel Loved was played 53 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • I Feel Loved was not played during this tour.


  • 'I Feel Loved' is featured in season one episode four of The WB television series Charmed. Notably, 'Dream On' also features in the same series, appearing in season three episode twenty-two.

1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths