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It became one of the first disco hits to be released in an extended form. BySummer had been Love To Love You Baby - DJ Elad Amedi* - Clubsolutely 12 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 Nightwritten 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 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 inSummer responded to a number of questions that she claimed she'd been asked about Love To Love You Baby - DJ Elad Amedi* - Clubsolutely 12 process of recording the song: "Everyone's asking, 'Were you alone in the studio?
Impressed with the track, Bogart 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 20 minutes.
However, Summer again had reservations; she wasn't sure of all of the lyrics. Nevertheless, she 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. The final recording lasted over 16 minutes, Love To Love You Baby - DJ Elad Amedi* - Clubsolutely 12 according to the BBCcontained 23 "orgasms".
It took up the entire first side of the album of the same nameand edited versions were also found on 7" vinyl. Originally released in Novemberthe song became an international disco smash. In the U. They also refused to play it. Casablanca Records became responsible for the distribution of Summer's work in the U. Bogart was particularly keen for Summer to portray the image of the rich, powerful, sexy fantasy figure with which this song had labeled her. However, Bogart also began interfering with aspects of Summer's personal and professional life.
Slant Magazine ranked the song 10th in its Greatest Dance Songs in According to Peter Shapiroa freelance British music journalist, the song was marked by "little more than Donna Summer simulating an orgasm over a background of blaxploitation cymbals, wah-wah guitars, a funky-butt clarinet riff, and some synth chimes.
The song reached number two in the American charts and was largely responsible for the development of the twelve inch single. Donna Summer has since been forced to stop performing "Love to Love You" live because, "Riots broke out [ And [she] had to run off the stage, to [her] trailer out the back.
And they came to the trailer and started to rock it. NB This original release without the "Baby" in the title ran for just over 3 minutes and 20 seconds. This version was integrated into the minute version found on the album.
All subsequent international releases either contained a new edit of the full album version lasting just under five minutes or the original version but still adding "Baby" to the title.
In some cases for example, the United Statesboth versions were found on different sides of the record. NB This Dutch re-release was issued shortly after the song became a hit internationally, with "Baby" being added to the title. However, the single failed to make an impact on the charts the second time around, and it would be the label's final single re-release of tracks from the Donna Summer back catalog in the s.
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