Rumour Has It (Donna Summer song)

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"Rumour Has It"
Rumour Has It (Germany).jpg
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Once Upon a Time
B-side
  • Once Upon A Time (UK)
  • A Man Like You (Italy)
  • Now I Need You (Germany)
Released March 28, 1978
Format 7" single
Genre Disco
Length 4:57
Label Casablanca
Writer(s) Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Fairy Tale High"
(1977)
"Rumour Has It"
(1978)
"Back in Love Again"
(1978)

"Rumour Has It" is a song by the American singer Donna Summer, released in 1978. It was a moderate hit, peaking at #53 in the US and #19 in the UK,[1] and #20 in the Netherlands.[2]

The song was originally featured on Summer's Once Upon a Time album, a concept album that tells the "fairytale" story of a girl's adventures as she goes from rags to riches. This song is found towards the end of the album, when the main character hears that someone is "looking for a girl like me" and hopes that the man in question is someone she has liked for some time. One of the verses in the original version was edited out for the 7" format. It is one of the earliest examples of disco, funk, rock, and electronica in pop culture. This was the second big hit in the UK from her Once Upon A Time album, which is most notable for its electronic suite on side 2, that influenced punk rock artists in the development of the 1980s new wave movement.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[3] 64
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 21
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 20
UK (Official Charts Company)[1] 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 53
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles[6] 21

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