Dim All The Lights

Album: Bad Girls (1979)
Charted: 29 2
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  • Donna Summer originally wrote this song for Rod Stewart, before changing her mind at the last minute and recording it for her Bad Girls album. Released as a single, it peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, her sixth consecutive top five hit in a row.
  • Summer has the sole writing credit on this track. It was her only hit single that she wrote alone, with no co-writers.
  • Manning the production desk was Summer's longtime collaborators Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. The European producers' made-in-Munich dance beat for Summer during the Disco era brought her a string of hits and was also highly influential in the development of Electronica and Techno music.
  • The best we can tell, this song contains the longest-held note by any female vocalist to make both the US and UK Top 40 at 16 seconds. The overall longest-held one is the 18 second sustained note sung by Bill Withers on "Lovely Day."
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  • Hannah from Hopkinton, MaIt was the last 70's song to hit #2 in the Hot 100 (two weeks). It was behind Eagles' "Heartache Tonight" for the first week and for the second week, Commodores' "Still".
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