The late 1970s were a prolific time for Summer, and here is yet another hit from that era. It's a pretty desperate song about a woman trying to keep her marriage/relationship working against considerable odds.
Suggestion credit: Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
The group Brooklyn Dreams played on this tracks, and their lead singer Bean Esposito duets on this with Summer.
Summer wrote this with the help of Pete Bellotte, Greg Mathieson and Giorgio Moroder. Bellotte and Moroder are European producers responsible for several of Summer's hits, including "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love." Mathieson is a prominent keyboard player and songwriter.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 7th 1979, "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer entered the Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 11th it peaked at #4 (for 3 weeks) and spent 19 weeks on the Top 100... It was surround by #1 records; her version of "MacArthur Park" preceded "Heaven Knows" on the Top 100 and was #1 for 3 weeks, and then the two records that followed it on the chart also reached #1; "Hot Stuff" for 3 weeks and "Bad Girls" for 5 weeks (plus her next release, "Dim All the Lights", stayed at #2 for 2 weeks... R.I.P. Ms. Summer, born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, (1948 - 2012).
Barry from Sauquoit, NyBruce Sudano, a member of Brooklyn Dreams; is Donna Summers' husband. Also the group The Grass Roots charted with completely different song titled "Heaven Knows", it peaked at No. 24 in 1969!!!
Linda from Antioch, CaI have been listening to Donna Summer again recently. I don't know if I appreciated her enough earlier. She can REALLY sing. The high notes she hits are amazing. BEAUTIFUL VOICE.