This song expresses Summer's sensuality and her ability to "Feel Love." Being subtly sexual, her managers were concerned that radio stations wouldn't play it due to Donna's sexual moaning of "I Feel Love."
Andrew - Phoenix, AZ
Like most of Summer's early disco hits, this was written and produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
Co-writer Pete Bellotte in Independent on Sunday magazine July 1, 2007: "This was the last track on the concept album I Remember Yesterday, on which Donna sang the first track in a 1940s style, going through various other genres until the final song was intended to represent the future. We used a Moog synthesizer to give the song this futuristic feel, and discovered a new way to layer level upon level of sound on to the track in perfect sync. We had no idea it was going to sound so special... Donna was one of those phenomenal one-take artists - she could just come in, sing the song and go. She was always spot on."
The song with its entirely synthesized backing track was enormously influential in the development of disco, electronica and techno music. However, Summer was initially unconvinced. "Giorgio brought me this popcorn track he had recorded," she later recalled, "and I said, 'What the hell is this, Giorgio'?"
When producer Brian Eno first listened to this song, he told David Bowie, "I've heard the sound of the future."
Speaking to Mojo magazine September 2012 about this song, Giorgio Moroder recalled: "When we mixed it, by accident the engineer added a delay at the same tempo as the beat, which suddenly doubled the speed of the synth pulse. That became the key sound of the record and the signature on my own songs like 'From Here to Eternity' and on things like Sparks' 'The Number One Song in Heaven.'"