Song of the Day #5,438: ‘Love to Love You Baby’ – Donna Summer

Continuing my look at the albums of 1975…

Donna Summer’s second studio album, Love to Love You Baby, was her first to receive a U.S. release, as her debut (Lady of the Night) was available only in the Netherlands, of all places. This album reached the top 20 in 10 countries and spawned a #2 hit in the U.S. with an abridged version of its title song.

That title song, one of Summer’s signature tracks, runs just under 17 minutes and takes up the entirety of Side One. The truncated version became a massive worldwide hit.

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