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The Guardian MAY 31, 2012 - by Peter Robinson
THE BEST NUMBER 1 RECORDS - DONNA SUMMER: I FEEL LOVE
1977: Its fans thought it would change the sound of club music, a view which proved an underestimation
"This is it, look no further," Brian Eno announced in 1977. "This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years." Well, never underestimate the potency of a wobbly Moog and a wailing disco queen, because I Feel Love continues to resonate through club music and beyond a full twenty years beyond Eno's reckoning, and somehow feels as young as ever. I Feel Love wasn't the only disco Number 1 of 1977 (Yes Sir, I Can Boogie and So You Win Again also topped the charts in that year of punk) but it's the only one to have subsequently transcended disco all together, growing cooler, sexier and more important with each passing year. The song was recently inducted - along with one of Thomas Edison's talking doll cylinder recording from 1888 - into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.