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Donna Summer — I Feel Love
Album: The Very Best of Donna Summer
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Ooh
It's so good, it's so good, it's so good, it's so good, it's so good
Ooh
Heaven knows, heaven knows, heaven knows, heaven knows, heaven knows
Ooh
I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love

I feel love
I feel love

Ooh
Fallin' free, fallin' free, fallin' free, fallin' free, fallin' free
Ooh
You and me, you and me, you and me, you and me, you and me
Ooh
I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love

I feel love
I feel love
I feel love
I feel love

Ooh
I got you, I got you, I got you, I got you, I got you
Ooh
What you do, what you do, what you do, what you do, what you do
Ooh
I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love, I feel love

I feel love
I feel love
I feel love
I feel love
I feel love
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When this came out, I hated it. Now that I"m old & senile, I like it!
Now THIS is a song for a Friday afternoon!! Oh yah!
Pleeeaaase play the long version! Please!
 Nimmo wrote:

Blue Man Group with guest Venus Hum do an amazing cover of I Feel Love. It was the song my wife and I had playing as we walked down the aisle. 



I love that cover!  That's awesome...Man, that must of been one hellova wedding ceramony.   
mmmmm....yes!
Giorgio Moroder… hell yes
 doobes wrote:

I remember when this was all the rage, and hated it intensely. 

Have not heard this in many years.  I couldn't help myself, but I cranked the volume WAY up.

What was I thinking?

Eh, youth.... :)




I remember this from back in the day as well. I was a neo-hippie in high school and not supposed to like it, but I couldn't deny that I loved it despite the cringes from my friends.
I remember when this was all the rage, and hated it intensely. 

Have not heard this in many years.  I couldn't help myself, but I cranked the volume WAY up.

What was I thinking?

Eh, youth.... :)
I think it speaks in favor of this song that half a century after its release it still sounds like science fiction.
Just cranked the volume on this - never done that before - sounds great.
I'm not a big fan of disco, but I make an exception for Donna Summer - simply a great talent. 
 MassivRuss wrote:

How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.



Because this came out when Dead Maus' parents were still living with their parents? 
Simple lyrics, simple loops (before loops were invented I might add) and it's a classic piece of musical history!
If you end up getting sampled by Underworld for a track as cracking as King of Snake, then you've done something right đź‘Ť
Burn baby Burn! ....(disco Inferno)
 Triquel67 wrote:
Giorgio Moroder, the father of synthesizer

believe this was first mainstream song to use all synth
 
Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" from 1975 is definitely going to be the first hit album that was heavy on synths, though if I recall correctly, that one didn't use any drum machines.
The long version is the BOMB! Wish it was playing instead of the made-for-radio version. It ends too soon.
 Nimmo wrote:

Blue Man Group with guest Venus Hum do an amazing cover of I Feel Love. It was the song my wife and I had playing as we walked down the aisle. 



That 's awesome!  Has to be the most rockin' wedding ever!   
Does anyone else here, hear the hi-hat not keeping time with the rest of the tune at some points?
My vote for worst dancing in a video ever.

The Queen of Robot Disco
Amazed, not a single Art Bell "Coast To Coast" comment.  I didn't listen to that show as I don't care much for the paranormal, but I do remember the eerie sound of that coming on late at night on an unknown AM station somewhere back in the 1990s.
 
Of course LA radio comedian Phil Hendrie did his own take on this in the late 1990s/early 2000s, using Abba's "Dancing Queen" for his own Art Bell parody.  I definitely recommend listening to one of those clips.
Probably the reason my heartstrings tugged when I heard of her passing.
Hate to admit it was a guilty pleasure:)
Outstanding and so brilliant even after all these yearsđź‘Ť
Visionary track! The lightness and airy quality of her voice as it soars among the crisp, precise and repetitive synth pairs so, so nicely.

A little "Blue Monday" by New Order to follow up is very tempting...  I can hear that kick drum calling...
All time classic, guaranteed to get your granny on the dance floor!! 
This put Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder onto the dance floor! I love the synth vibe here!!!
 kazoo wrote:

I never thought much of this when it first came out. I was caught up in the Disco Sucks mindset. And yes, I still think Disco sucks, but as in most music styles I don't care for, there are a few gems. This is one of them.



Couldn't agree more. 
 kazoo wrote:

I never thought much of this when it first came out. I was caught up in the Disco Sucks mindset. And yes, I still think Disco sucks, but as in most music styles I don't care for, there are a few gems. This is one of them.



Stayin' Alive might fall into that category. 
Fan freakin tastic!! THANK YOU!
 stephen.king12101 wrote:

Us long hairs used to make fun of disco Disco Sucks. Until I found my way to Studio 54




Is that a hair salon?
I never thought much of this when it first came out. I was caught up in the Disco Sucks mindset. And yes, I still think Disco sucks, but as in most music styles I don't care for, there are a few gems. This is one of them.
why the fade-out in the bridge, Bill? We where just getting to the best bit!
This song takes me back to a simpler time without smartphones. Makes me pump the volume up when played
Disco still sucks.
My head and my heart exploded when I heard this back in '77. Still one of my gems.
Giorgio Moroder, the father of synthesizer

believe this was first mainstream song to use all synth
It's been so long since I've heard this I thought it was Blondie.
 

KKeith wrote:
This song is the birth of techno. I had never heard anything like this when I first heard it on the am radio in my dad's car.

SmackDaddy wrote:

Guess you never heard of Kraftwerk.
 
Well perhaps if Kraftwerk were getting airplay on AM radio back in 1977 he might have. 
 MassivRuss wrote:
How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.
 
They did it first, plonker :-D Anyone can copy.
This totally reminds me of the opening theme for American Gods (or vice versa, really). :)
Awful
Love love love the Donna, but Blue Man Group's version is also terrific 
Pure Sonic Nitrous Oxide
Strong lyrics 
I GREW UP ON THIS ALBUM!!!    :)   so awesome... still.

:)

123K
Yessss! So many memories made in the club! Instant chair dancing.....
 Nimmo wrote:
Blue Man Group with guest Venus Hum do an amazing cover of I Feel Love. It was the song my wife and I had playing as we walked down the aisle. 
 
wow, great cover. Never heard it before so thanks for posting.
Here's a live performance: https://youtu.be/0iFBXjRbVl0
This completely changed my view of Disco.  Just a great tune. I don't give many 10's but this is one.
Moroder's unbearable beats
 tazmondpembroke wrote:
Thanks Bill, a great piece of disco - possibly the first real soul disco (my term). Jeez, I really believed she originally recorded this in 1968? However, in that year she played a role in the German 'Hair' where she met her future husband. She Anglicized his  name, Sommer, to Summer after her divorce. This song was actually off her 4th album in 1977 "I Remember Yesterday". 
Great music, cheers.
 
GREAT tekst!
Thanks Bill, a great piece of disco - possibly the first real soul disco (my term). Jeez, I really believed she originally recorded this in 1968? However, in that year she played a role in the German 'Hair' where she met her future husband. She Anglicized his  name, Sommer, to Summer after her divorce. This song was actually off her 4th album in 1977 "I Remember Yesterday". 
Great music, cheers.
There's an interesting bit about this song, and Girorgio Moroder in the PBS documentary 'soundscapes' and how it was one of the first completely synthesizer songs.
Friday Afternoon alone in the office...CRANK IT UP!
I love the twists in RP's playlist. 
Can't give this less than a 10, turn it up to 11!
Us long hairs used to make fun of disco Disco Sucks. Until I found my way to Studio 54
hmm... Will have to go back and listen to the Blue Man Group and Venus Hum's version. Didn't realize that was a cover!
 vanillagorilla wrote:
memories....always thought this sounded like Blondie
 
Debbie Harry worked with Giorgio Moroder a few years after this.

 KKeith wrote:
This song is the birth of techno.  I had never heard anything like this when I first heard it on the am radio in my dad's car.
 
Guess you never heard of Kraftwerk.
Great tune.  Seemed that it got really dist in the day because it was disco.  Like they say two types of music... Good and Bad
This song is the birth of techno.  I had never heard anything like this when I first heard it on the am radio in my dad's car.
I love the eclectic, anytime Bill anytime
First time I paid attention to the lyrics thanks to RP app; darn I shouldn't have. But then, at the time, all that mattered in disco was to shake on the dance floor between way too many cigarettes.
the sonics on  my original vinyl are still mind bending in 2019
This is the one ! Such memories of 1979 listening to this on new independent radio UK station in Leeds - but don’t cut it !!  Full length version please.
 tcseeley wrote:
He said “eclectic” didn’t he?
 
He did. It is. 
He said “eclectic” didn’t he?
It doesn't get better than this.
If there's a heaven, I'll transport myself to Studio 54 in 1978 and this song will be playing.  Better yet, Donna Summer will be there singing it.  
Amazing song. In 77, it sure made this 14 year old boy think impure thoughts!
 cob427uk1 wrote:
Time warp bullet proof classic.
 
Absolutely!
Time warp bullet proof classic.
This was the first record I ever brought  when I was a kid.

Second was Autobahn - Kraftwerk
 Nimmo wrote:
Blue Man Group with guest Venus Hum do an amazing cover of I Feel Love. It was the song my wife and I had playing as we walked down the aisle. 
 
Love that version.  It is great live as well.  
Blue Man Group with guest Venus Hum do an amazing cover of I Feel Love. It was the song my wife and I had playing as we walked down the aisle. 
FREAKING CLASSIC ALERT
It's a guilty pleasure but I still think Giorgio Moroder changed the musical landscape when he came up with this. And while far too many imitators managed to do nothing but produce repetitive drivel after this opened the field, in this case Donna Summer's voice provided the necessary foil to keep this interesting. And after all these years it's still a blast to dance to!
Good enough though this is, I don't think it belongs in the RP stable.
 MassivRuss wrote:
How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.
 
Well, for one thing, they would not have Donna vocalizing.  There are other differences as well.
Disco days!
... it so good!

Turned off the office lights, turned on the Christmas lights.

and danced

Not quite Sutton Place in Mpls in the late 70's but it will do

It's not unpleasant to hear this after all these years, even though we may have had enough of it back then.
 PhilippeTorres wrote:
And Giorgio did this with electro-mechanical devices, hand synching every track with tremendous precision. Listen to from Here to Eternity to get a sense of all these tracks laid in so precisely. Set volume @ 11.

 

 idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon...Its Friday afternoon.
 
I admire your commitment to your handle.
Holy cow ! The Blue man version with Annette Strean  of Venus Hum is infinitely superior
Well this is interesting for RP
 MassivRuss wrote:
How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.
 

Agreed.  This may have been born of disco, but it transcends it.
 Steely_D wrote:
 

Yup.  Blue Man version definitely more to my liking. 
C'mon...Its Friday afternoon. It's freezing cold in the midwest.

Play some freaking RnR!!!!

FYI: this week is the anniversary of the plane crash  that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens,  and Big Bopper.

Play some RnR!!!
I hated disco in the 70s, I hate it just as much now.
Better
I was not clear that I like this, meant comment to be positive.
But this could've been published in 2018 without being out of place. Timeless.

 
MassivRuss wrote:
How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.
 

Ahhhh — coming of age in the 70s. I still love this song! 1977 gave me Star Wars and I Feel Love. To be 11 again. :-)
memories....always thought this sounded like Blondie
I fee love.
How is this any different from house / electronica? Dead Maus coulda done this. What was old is new again.
{#Bananajam}{#Kiss}
 kylieh wrote:
While I still can't handle leg warmers coming back, I think enough time has passed that I'm ready to hear a bit of disco again.
 
The eras were close but leg warmers were more prevalent in the early 1980s - think Flashdance and Fame.  Disco's peak time was the latter half of the '70s and it was all but gone by 1980.
Wow not heard this in YEARS! Still sounds solid, even a bit 80's and ahead of it's time given this is '77....the year of Talking Heads first album!
Amazing musicality in your DJ bag o' tricks, Bill.  Ongoing thanks...
Woooo Hoooo!
 WonderLizard wrote:

DITTO!!!
 
double ditto!
Absolute genius. The perfect combination of the ultimate synth hook with Ms Summers beautiful, sexy voice. The original 12" version is trance inducing.
I remember when this was a hit.  The deal with this song was the synthesizer which was very new and avant garde for that time.  That's what made the song.  I mean it was way back in 1977
One day this thing will be 100 years old and it will still be 100 years ahead of its time.
 Steely_D wrote:
Ten. That's easy. Those of us near 60 remember this as the glory days, or glory hole days, depending.

Also, check out the Blue Man Group/Venus Hum performance of this which is better than a ten.

 
Yep, yep, and...yep!
 
Also, yep!!
 asilbuch wrote:
YES!!!
 
DITTO!!!
YES!!!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

I used to have a tee-shirt that said "Disco Sucks." I looked down on it. I made fun of it. But looking back, compared to all the hate and violence in modern music now, all disco wanted to say was let's have fun, let's dance, let's make love.

 
FUNNY!!  and don't forget "let's line-up some coke" ;-)

I'm sure there are a couple or three "disco" tracks in the RP 'base, and the beauty of this one is it's NOT "Love to love you baby." 

 lucyvp wrote:
Very possibly my favourite track from that entire decade. Morricone elevates this to the divine. 

 
Although the influence of Morricone should never be underestimated I think you mean Moroder.
 oldsaxon wrote:
Yeah, I was dancing to this, too! I remember one club that had the most ...terrifying sound system, it hurt your chest at times..just great.
 
Everybody in my hotel room loves this disco classic...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  hope you still have a spring in your step, oldsaxon...  hats off to Radio Paradise...
RP gettin' all funky-town. And why the heck not?! #RPForever