Release Date

May 13, 1977

“I Feel Love” is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer. Produced and co-written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it was recorded for Summer’s fifth studio album, I Remember Yesterday (1977). The album concept was to have each track evoke a different musical decade; for “I Feel Love”, the team aimed to create a futuristic mood, employing a Moog synthesizer.

“I Feel Love” was released just before the album on May 1, 1977, as the B-side to the single “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)”, which reached #20 on the US Billboard R&B chart. Two months later, the sides were reversed and the single was reissued. “I Feel Love” reached #1 in countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and reached #3 in West Germany and number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.

“I Feel Love” became popular during the disco era, influencing acts such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, the Human League and Blondie. The Financial Times credited it as “one of the most influential records ever made”, laying the foundations for electronic dance music. In 2011, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important”. It has been covered by acts including Bronski Beat, Messiah and Sam Smith.