Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. What does this song mean to you? A solo sequel of the song, “Secret Love Song Pt. Why can’t it be like that? Why can’t you hold me in the street? Why can’t I kiss you on the dancefloor? Why can’t we be like that? Like you do when you’re with me? Or would you play it safe and stay? Can I hold you in the street?
Why can’t we it be like that? Why can’t I say that I’m in love? Song Discussions is protected by U. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named it one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Summer’s only selection on this list. By 1975, Summer had been living in Germany for eight years and had participated in several musical theatre shows. 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. Yes, well, actually I had my hand on my knee. Yes, on my handsome boyfriend Peter.
A tape of the song was sent to Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart in the U. 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. The final recording lasted over 16 minutes, and according to the BBC, contained 23 “orgasms”. By that point, the song was renamed “Love to Love You Baby”. Originally released in November 1975, the song became an international disco smash. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in spite of the BBC’s initial refusal to promote it. They also refused to play it. As a result of the success of the song, Summer would be named “the first lady of love,” which labeled her with a sexually oriented, fantasy image from which she would struggle to free herself. 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. Summer once she returned to the United States. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named the song one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll in 1995. 63 in their list of 100 Greatest Dance Songs in 2000. Slant Magazine ranked the song 10th in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs in 2006. 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, “Love to Love You Baby” was extended into a seventeen-minute minisymphony at the behest of Casablanca Records chief Neil Bogart, who wanted a soundtrack for his sexual exploits. Donna Summer has since been forced to stop performing “Love to Love You” live because, “Riots broke out was in a tent in Italy, 5,000 men, almost no women, and was doing ‘Love to Love You, Baby,’ fairly scantily clad, and the guys got so wrapped up that they began to push the stage back. And had to run off the stage, to trailer out the back.
And they came to the trailer and started to rock it. I’m going to die today, I’m not going to get out of here. This version was integrated into the 16-minute version found on the album. 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 1980s. The refrain “Love to love you” can be heard predominantly in the background of Diana Ross’ 1976 hit “Love Hangover”. An excerpt of the song was featured during the first episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour and a subsequent tell-all book about the show was titled “Love to Love You Bradys. The Tom Tom Club recorded a cover for their 2000 album “The Good, The Bad, and the Funky.