11/09/2020: “Love To Love You Baby” by Donna Summer

I’ll tell you a couple of interesting facts about this song. Its extended version stretches out to almost 18 minutes – Pink Floyd would be proud!

The song was also banned by the BBC, because it was 1975, and the song is a fairly suggestive one even by today’s standards.

You can google the details of how the song was recorded. I won’t put them here. Regardless to say, Donna Summer was concerned that the song would tarnish her image.

It is absolutely a timeless track, though. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, ‘Love To Love You Baby’ is deservedly one of the biggest disco hits. The bassline is cracking, the ‘normal vocals’ are breathlessly sultry, and in all – it’s up there with Moroder’s best productions.

The song was the title track of Summer’s second album, and reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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