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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  • gnotehead

    still dig it all these years later

    16 Mar 2:36am Reply
  • alcemir_felix

    Música do futuro

    12 Mar 12:35am Reply
  • MisterCarey9999

    Rainha

    11 Mar 5:30pm Reply
  • alexstgo

    la reina de la onda disco

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • wilcaz

    GIORGIO

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    ROBOT MUSIC

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

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

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • LivingGhostISee

    Can't.Stop.Listening

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • tahbyfet

    so badass

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • becky1936

    Early robotic dancing?

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • autorretratos

    fom the future

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    It still sounds futuristic.

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • filmbernie

    der disc-hammer !!

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • snooks1690

    RIP Disco Queen

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ThirstLight

    wow <3

    11 Feb 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Andr3a89

    that scene from american hustle tho.

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
  • mpersad23

    One of the greatest songs EVER!

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
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