One of Disco‘s Queens
Produced by Giorgio Moroder, it is said to be the first disco-style song recorded with an entirely synthesized backing track. Years before sequencers or MIDI, engineer Robbie Wedel records a pulse to tape of a 16-track Studer that locks all Moog synth tracks in sync. ▷SOS on IFL ▹
Over time Summer wins five Grammies, recorded 14 top-20 hits like Love to Love You Baby, Last Dance, Heaven Knows and She Works Hard for the Money and, in 1979, US,CA#1 double album Bad Girls(*). In 2004 she’s elected to the Dance Music Hall of Fame(*).
See also: Honorific nicknames in popular music
van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 6th studio album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt.
AND Brit band The Police, propelled by 8 weeks at US#1 for single Every Breath You Take, begin 17 weeks at US#1 with fifth, final studio album Synchronicity. (It actually knocks Michael Jackson‘s Thriller out of the top slot!). It’s multiple hit singles include Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger.