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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): 1
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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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
 
Debby Harry and 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 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
This isn't the original version we had here. I'll bet you a bright, shiny English pound I'm not wrong.  

Or a tasty pint if you're in the area  :}

 
Since we're quibbling over 2 different things it probably won't ever be settled until I go find my 45, but I'll take the bet anyway, just to see the look on your face when I pound on your door demanding beer. Or bringing beer.
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.
Often sighted by Steven Wilson as one of his major influences.
Very possibly my favourite track from that entire decade. Morricone elevates this to the divine. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Feel_Love  

"In the United Kingdom, "I Feel Love" peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart in July 1977, a position it maintained for four weeks. It also topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands; and peaked within the top ten in Canada, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. The 1982 and 1995 remixes of the song peaked at number 21 and number eight on the chart respectively, and sales of these physical singles totalled 956,400. According to the Official Charts Company, together with digital sales, "I Feel Love" has sold 1.07 million copies in Britain as of June 2013, making it the country's 103rd best-selling single of all time.

In 1982 the mix was released on a commercially available 12" single in the UK market by Casablanca, backed with an 8-minute edited version. With this wider release, "I Feel Love" became a dance floor hit again, five years after its debut. A further-edited 7" single reached number 21 on the UK singles chart."

This isn't the original version we had here. I'll bet you a bright, shiny English pound I'm not wrong.  

Or a tasty pint if you're in the area  :}

 
He's in Wyoming
NICE transition out of Brian Reitzell's Tehran 1979!!!

Shocker segue:  Brian Reitzell — Tehran 1979 (w/ Debby Harry) —-> this.    {#Eek}  {#Lol} {#Clap}

So yes, we all get it now, right? 


 blotto wrote:
Well, I'm off to the strippers, again.

 

Have you been taking a break since '77?  {#Whipit}

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, pouting
Trumpers wants to come along. He's in a grabby mood. 

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'll bet you're wrong. I could dig out my 7" Casablanca single and see, but I don't hear anything that I don't remember being on there.

 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Feel_Love  

"In the United Kingdom, "I Feel Love" peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart in July 1977, a position it maintained for four weeks. It also topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands; and peaked within the top ten in Canada, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. The 1982 and 1995 remixes of the song peaked at number 21 and number eight on the chart respectively, and sales of these physical singles totalled 956,400. According to the Official Charts Company, together with digital sales, "I Feel Love" has sold 1.07 million copies in Britain as of June 2013, making it the country's 103rd best-selling single of all time.

In 1982 the mix was released on a commercially available 12" single in the UK market by Casablanca, backed with an 8-minute edited version. With this wider release, "I Feel Love" became a dance floor hit again, five years after its debut. A further-edited 7" single reached number 21 on the UK singles chart."

This isn't the original version we had here. I'll bet you a bright, shiny English pound I'm not wrong.  

Or a tasty pint if you're in the area  :}
YES!!!!!
I would love to hear Tangerine Dream after this.
oh, the memories of clubbing in lower Manhattan WAY back when
 GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!

 

This OF never quite had a seizure, but did check to see if some how my computer had switched to playing something other than RP when I came back after being away from my desk for a few minutes and this was playing !  {#Cheesygrin} Love RP for playing this. Love the comment from GwentRabbit and love all the replies from fellow OFs.
 Shotoverplain wrote:
Iconic.  Please play more from this genre aneriod 

 
Yes please do! Play more😍 
 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.

 
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.
Well, I'm off to the strippers, again.
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.
Thank you Bill
awesome Bill!!
Iconic.  Please play more from this genre an{#Bananapiano}d period 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

It was remixed at least twice, in 82 and 95 plus others. Not sure which this is, though....  Definitely not the original 7" chart version we got here.

 
I'll bet you're wrong. I could dig out my 7" Casablanca single and see, but I don't hear anything that I don't remember being on there.
 garrettb wrote:
Yessssssssssssssssssssssss :)
 

 
HEY! I was gonna say that!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! 
Yessssssssssssssssssssssss :)
 
Talk about the best roller skating song EVER! They'd turn out all the lights except the stobe while playing this song and it blew your mind!!!
I never was much into disco, but this was a good one.
I feel good! 
 MentalWedgie wrote:
A particular girlfriend cums to mind.

 
orgasm asseverated  ; )
 GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!

 
What's old?  I be diggin it @ 60. 
Seams as though unusually good stuff today. 
Whiplash on the heels of The Ramones, but I kind of get it. A live/love theme.
A particular girlfriend cums to mind.
 hayduke2 wrote:
GODDESS

 
Oh yes! I concur.{#Bananasplit}
GODDESS
The height of disco, new synth technology, and most welcome on my playlist.    a little early funk goes a long way.
8
Gone but not forgotten - many a happy evening dancing away to her songs - RIP :)
 
 GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!

 
we would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids!!
.
youth of today don't know they're born
.
weren't like that in my day
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etc etc
.
we did have a 'seizure', but not the kind you were thinking of (i hope)
very pleasant it was too . . .
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i was 14 when 'I Feel Love' was released btw
 Baby_M wrote:
Is this a remix?  It sounds more like like Donna Summer and Tangerine Dream, together at last! than a straight-up 1970s disco arrangement.

 
It was remixed at least twice, in 82 and 95 plus others. Not sure which this is, though....  Definitely not the original 7" chart version we got here.
I love this song b/c it represents a transition from disco to new wave dance. One of the few songs out there that straddle two genres quite well. Its also quite trippy!
 GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!
 
OF here. Used to do some disco dancing. It was campy fun and Donna Summer was a goddess.


 d48m02h1918 wrote:
A 6.5?  I love my rock and roll like anyone else.  However, I also recognize the value of landmark music.  Good lord people.....if any human shakes their ass to music, this sound has to be considered ground-breaking!!  {#Clap}

 
This
The beginning of this song always reminds me of the chase scene involving the Baseball Furies in "The Warriors." 
A 6.5?  I love my rock and roll like anyone else.  However, I also recognize the value of landmark music.  Good lord people.....if any human shakes their ass to music, this sound has to be considered ground-breaking!!  {#Clap}
 {#Hearteyes}
 Ha! Old fart brigade. One would think they would still know how to party - party, disco - disco. Love this song. Not something I would ever think to hear on RP, which by the very ececticity of hit's choice, only confirms the excellentness.

GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!

 


 GwentRabbit wrote:
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!

 
Why? I loved this song when it came out and still do. —COF*



*Certified Old Fart 
Is this a remix?  It sounds more like like Donna Summer and Tangerine Dream, together at last! than a straight-up 1970s disco arrangement.
I'm surprised too. Giorgio Moroder on RP! :)
I'm surprised the RP old fart brigade didn't have a collective seizure when this was played!
 Beaker wrote:

Doubtful.  I've seen Venus Hum do this tune live as she opened for Blue Man Group.  What was cool wasn't so much her rendition, but the mindblowing electric rainbow dress she wore. Spin the dial to 2:50

 
 
That was cool. 

This one says it's higher quality audio.
I did a double-take that I was still listening to RP, then I realized, how apropos of Bill to play this in Donna's honor! Thanks Bill & Thanks Donna for all the fun hits you made! RIP
I wasn't a huge disco fan, the Bee Gees were the deal, but Donna captured a different soulfulness that most disco lacked. Sorry to hear that she passed away yesterday. May she rest in peace.  Hope her and Whitney get to sign together in heaven, that'd be one great duo to hear.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
i agree. i wasn't so nice with my rating. i lived through those desparate radio years and i supported the disco record burning.
 
hmmm, "Disco record burning"...phhht....racist homophobia.....*ignore*
Superb.