Given lyrics by Machiko Ryu（竜真知子） (who had also provided the Japanese translation for Circus' most successful hit, "Mr. Summertime" the year before), "American Feeling"was composed by Yuuichiro Oda（小田裕一郎）and arranged by none other than Ryuichi Sakamoto（坂本龍一） of the Yellow Magic Orchestra. It's an uplifting composition giving the impression of America as the place that all Japanese have just gotta see.
After its release in May 1979, it peaked at No. 5 on the Oricon charts and became the 21st-ranked song of the year. "American Feeling"was also used as the campaign jingle for Japan Air Lines "Come to America '79" commercials.