Thursday, February 13, 2014

Donna Summer: Love To love You Baby (1976)



Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, performs "Love to Love You Baby" in this 1976 performance; I vividly remember when I first heard this song in 1975, in my final year of high school. No doubt, it made a great impression on me and millions of other young males (and females) of this generation. The sultry sexual innuendo seems mild by today's standards, or perhaps not. It was about freedom from unnecessary restrictions and, yes, I was part of the disco era and had great fun dancing the night and early morning hours at many disco clubs in Canada and the United States. No regrets on my part. None at all.

Here is some background information on the song, released in November 1975, from Wikipedia:
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 The Netherlands 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, Summer's 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.
In an interview in 1976, Summer responded to a number of questions that she claimed she'd been asked about the process of recording the song: "Everyone's asking, 'Were you alone in the studio?' Yes, I was alone in the studio. 'Did you touch yourself?' Yes, well, actually I had my hand on my knee. 'Did you fantasize on anything?' Yes, on my handsome boyfriend Peter.
Summer died of lung cancer on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida; she was 63. But her memory and her many contributions to music are long remembered.

************
Love To Love You Baby
by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte


I love to love you baby...

When you're laying so close to me
There's no place I'd rather you be
Than with me here

I love to love you baby...

Do it to me again and again
You put me in such an awful spin
In a spin

I love to love you baby...

Lay your head down real close to me
Soothe my mind and set me free
Set me free

I love to love you baby...

When you're laying so close to me
There's no place I'd rather you be
Than with me here

I love to love you baby...

Do it to me again and again
You put me in such an awful spin
In a spin

I love to love you baby...
I love to love you baby...
I love to love you baby...
Love to love you baby baby...
I love to love you baby...

When you're laying so close to me
There's no place I'd rather you be
Than with me here

I love to love you baby...

Do it to me again and again
You put me in such an awful spin
In a spin

I love to love you baby

Lay your head down so close to
Soothe my mind and set me free
Set me free

I love to love you baby

When you're laying so close to me
There's no place I'd rather you be
Than with me here

I love to love you baby

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments ought to reflect the post in question. All comments are moderated; and inappropriate comments, including those that attack persons, those that use profanity and those that are hateful, will not be tolerated. So, keep it on target, clean and thoughtful. This is not a forum for personal vendettas or to create a toxic environment. The chief idea is to engage, to discuss and to critique issues. Doing so within acceptable norms will make the process more rewarding and healthy for everyone. Accordingly, anonymous comments will not be posted.