I Love You (Donna Summer song)

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"I Love You"
Artwork for the German vinyl single, also used for its back cover and some other European releases; cropped from the cover of the parent album
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Once Upon a Time
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Now I Need You (Brazil)
ReleasedDecember 15, 1977
Songwriter(s)Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Love's Unkind"
"I Love You"
"Once Upon a Time"

"I Love You" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer from her sixth studio album Once Upon a Time (1977). It peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and reached number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. The song also peaked at 29, 10, and 24 in Canada, Norway, and Spain respectively.[1][2]


Originally featured on her album Once Upon a Time, it was edited in length for release as a single. The album is a double LP concept album telling a modern-day Cinderella rags-to-riches story. "I Love You" is featured toward the end of the album when the main character comes face to face with the object of her desire and they declare their love for each other.

Chart history[]

Chart (1977–78) Peak
Canadian Top Singles (RPM) [3] 29
Norway (VG-lista)[4] 10
Spain (Promusicae)[5] 24
UK Singles (OCC)[6] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 37
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 26

In popular culture[]

The song was also featured prominently in the Saturday Night Live skits "Sabra Shopping Network" and "Sabra Price is Right", featuring Tom Hanks. In 2018, the song was included in the Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.[9] It was also included on the soundtrack for the musical.[10]


  1. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Summer's Billboard singles history". All Music Guide / Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "RPM Weekly Top Singles - Volume 28, No. 21". Library and Archives Canada. RPM Weekly (archived). Feb 18, 1978. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Donna Summer – I Love You". VG-lista. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 [Only Hits: Year by Year, 1959-2002] (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Hot 100 - Billboard". Billboard. February 4, 1978. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles - February 11, 1978". Cash Box magazine. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Schuler, Barbara (April 20, 2018). "'Summer' review: Donna Summer's songs are the hot stuff". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording Soundtrack (2017)". Soundtrack.Net. Retrieved March 11, 2019.

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