Unconditional Love (Donna Summer song)

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"Unconditional Love"
Single by Donna Summer
from the album She Works Hard for the Money
B-side Woman
Released September 1983
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1983
Genre Reggae/pop
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Donna Summer, Michael Omartian
Producer(s) Michael Omartian
Certification Gold (US)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"She Works Hard for the Money"
"Unconditional Love"
"People, People"

"Unconditional Love" is the second single from the Donna Summer album She Works Hard for the Money, released in the autumn of 1983. Though uncredited, it also features vocals by British reggae act Musical Youth, who scored a Top 10 Pop and R&B hit in the US with Pass the Dutchie earlier in 1983.

The song was a commercial disappointment, peaking at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #40 on the Cashbox Top 100,[1] though it performed significantly better on the R&B chart (reaching the Top Ten). In the UK, it became Summer's fourteenth Top 20 single, reaching a peak position of #14. The song was edited from the original album version for its release on the 7" single format. The 12" single featured an extended remix clocking in at 5:20.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Unconditional Love" was very popular on MTV. In the video, Summer plays a school teacher, and the reggae group Musical Youth are members of the class. After the class is over, Summer removes her heavy fur coat, revealing a tight blue glittery nightclub singer outfit, and goes outside, singing with all the students in the school. The local school who were invited to be a part of the Music video was King Athelstan Primary School and the school the filming took place was the Bonner Hill Road Girls School before it was demolished.

Track listing[edit]

A. Unconditional Love (Club Mix) 5:20

B. She Works Hard For The Money (Club Mix) 6:00

A. Unconditional Love (Club Mix) 5:20

B. Unconditional Love (Instrumental) 4:40


  1. ^ tropicalglen.com/archives/80s_files/19831022.html[bare URL]

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