This originally ran as the song of the day on Feb 13th, 2009 – running it again today with a slight update. Yesterday BYT editor Logan and I went skydiving (thanks Red Bull), and before the jump we discussed what songs would be the best soundtrack to the experience. I now know that this would be the perfect choice, it’s serene up there at 12,000 ft. Thank you Donna Summer for all the great music.
I’ve only ever given 63 songs a 5 star rating in iTunes. That’s out of 62,052 of them. This is one of those songs. Giorgio Moroder’s influential all synth backing track and Donna Summers gorgeous pipes combine to create the most jaw droppingly mind explodingly awesome soaring dancefloor epic of all time. Did people in the 70′s actually dance to all 8 min of this? Did people in the 80′s actually dance to all 16 min of the Patrick Cowley mix? Anyway, don’t take it from me, take it from Bowie:
“One day in Berlin … Eno came running in and said, ‘I have heard the sound of the future.’ … he puts on ‘I Feel Love’, by Donna Summer … He said, ‘This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.’ Which was more or less right.”