Love to Love You Baby (16:51)

Cover of On the Radio (Greatest Hits)

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“Love to Love You Baby” is a song by American singer Donna Summer released in 1975. It became one of the first ever disco hits to also be released in an extended form.

By 1975, Summer had been living in Germany for eight years and had participated in several musical theatre shows. She had also released an album in Europe entitled Lady of the Night, written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and produced by Bellotte, which had given her a couple of hit singles. She was still a complete unknown in her home country when she suggested the lyric “Love to Love You Baby” to Moroder in 1975. He turned the lyric into a full disco song and asked Summer to record it. The full lyrics were somewhat explicit and at first Summer said she would only record it as a demo to give to someone else. However her erotic moans and groans impressed Moroder so much that he persuaded her to release it as her own song, and “Love to Love You” became a moderate hit in the Netherlands.

A tape of the song was sent to Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart in the U.S. and he played it at a party at his home. He was so impressed with the track that he continued to play it over and over all night. He later contacted Moroder and suggested that he make the track longer - possibly as long as twenty minutes. Again Summer had reservations, and was not even sure of all the lyrics, so imagined herself as an actress (namely Marilyn Monroe) playing the part of someone in sexual ecstasy. The studio lights were dimmed so that Summer was more or less in complete darkness as she lay on the floor.

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  • CidaDuarteF

    `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶*

    16 May 12:51am Reply
  • Cure1980

    Donna was my Queen of Disco.She was my first steep into the world of glamour and Dsco >Lights.-

    7 Apr 8:48pm Reply
  • mooch1979

    Oh yes!

    12 Mar 9:19pm Reply
  • discotequedude

    the long version...omg so sexy! [2]

    11 Mar 4:04am Reply
  • DAKATO57

    OK

    7 Mar 11:35pm Reply
  • selene_101

    RIP Donna...you are greatly missed..<3 <3

    2 Mar 9:56pm Reply
  • masseurberlin

    unvergessen.....eine tolle frau

    2 Feb 12:08am Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    I think I just exploded. [2]

    22 Jan 4:51am Reply
  • ladycaroledowns

    Brill, the long version!!

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • heartbreakdown

    the long version...omg so sexy!

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nykell4

    (^_^)

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Hi_Flya

    the origin of the techno music - electro soiund and vocal - nothing else ....

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    Rest in piece dear Donna .. Love your musical legacy . (( * _ * )) .

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Bolters

    Long one ,,I remember dancing to this ,I was pooped by the end of it!!!

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Hi_Flya

    the long one ...

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DJTel

    Heard this first when Greg Edwards played it on his Soul Spectrum show, way back when, on Capital Radio. I was amazed they let him play it as censorship was rife back than!

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • paradrome

    mm....Sensual! <3333333333333333

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Still fabulous!

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • belgarion_us

    Not sure about this one. Actually, I am. Starchild, you're needed. Stat! ;)

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • desifix12

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
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