I Feel Love (5:52)

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“I Feel Love” is a song by Donna Summer, taken from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. The song originally symbolised the ‘future’ segment of the album, which loosely depicted a musical trip through time. The title track of the I Remember Yesterday album represented the 1940s, “Love’s Unkind” the 50s, “Back in Love Again” the 60s, while the album concluded with the futuristic “I Feel Love”. The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and number nine on the Hot Soul Chart.

Before “I Feel Love”, most disco recordings were backed by acoustic orchestras. Although such mid 1970s bands as Kraftwerk had pioneered all-electronic music, it has been said that this song is the first disco-style song recorded with an entirely synthesized backing track, and has been enormously influential in the development of disco, electronica, house and techno thanks to Giorgio Moroder’s innovative production. In particular, the song popularised the insistent, robotic bass line, which has been frequently imitated ever since.

According to David Bowie, then in the middle of his own groundbreaking ‘Berlin Trilogy’, its impact on the genre’s direction was recognized early on:

“One day in Berlin … Brian Eno came running in and said, ‘I have heard the sound of the future.’ … he puts on ‘I Feel Love’, by Donna Summer … He said, ‘This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.’ Which was more or less right. ”

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  • Abomination317

    I have mixed feelings about this. One the one hand it's a masterpiece of innovative production with a beat that has yet to be beat, but on the other hand it has influenced pretty much the entirety of the shitty music that is played in clubs today.

    5 Apr 7:34pm Reply
  • Hi_Flya

    still one of the best dancefloor tunes ever ...

    28 Mar 10:23pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    This doesn't sound futuristic. It sounds as if it's from another dimension, one that we shall never reach again.

    17 Mar 12:12pm Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    It still sounds futuristic.

    2 Mar 10:02am Reply
  • filmbernie

    der disc-hammer !!

    18 Feb 6:04pm Reply
  • snooks1690

    RIP Disco Queen

    18 Feb 12:28pm Reply
  • ThirstLight

    wow <3

    11 Feb 1:25pm Reply
  • groovez0ne

    The Top Five in NME's list of the greatest songs of all time is: 5: 'Last Nite', The Strokes 4: 'How Soon Is Now?', The Smiths 3: 'I Feel Love', Donna Summer 2: 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', Joy Division 1: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', Nirvana

    5 Feb 9:17pm Reply
  • Andr3a89

    that scene from american hustle tho.

    9 Jan 4:08pm Reply
  • mpersad23

    One of the greatest songs EVER!

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tahula

    still nothing sounds like that

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    Thank you Giorgio Moroder, for the future of electronic dance music. You wondered what the future might be but instead you made it, in the 70's

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    SO dang good DONNA!!:":":":":":":":":":":":":":"

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • filmbernie

    elektrisierend

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • oldchap2

    Fab.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SellBenny

    She just doesn't stop

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • benmalmesbury

    Like a giant rocket up the arse of disco...

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • bicknor

    Yes

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hlopez90

    Gaga samples this in her Vomit intro for her Monster Ball tour circa 2010- TOO GOOD. this is just IT right here.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • hlopez90

    ANTHEM

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
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