The Woman in Me (Donna Summer song)

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"The Woman in Me"
The Woman In Me (U.K.).jpg
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Donna Summer
B-side "Livin' in America"
Released December 1982
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label Geffen (U.S.)
Warner Bros. (Europe)
Songwriter(s) Michael Clark, John Bettis
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Donna Summer singles chronology
"I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)"
"The Woman in Me"
"I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)"
"The Woman in Me"

"The Woman in Me" is the third and final single from Donna Summer's self-titled 1982 album. The song entered the US top 40 and was a hit on the US Adult Contemporary (#17), Pop (#33) and R&B (#30) charts in early 1983.

In North America, the single was also released on a 12" blue vinyl picture disc featuring the album cover artwork on an enlarged paper label. Side two featured the song "Livin' in America" from the same album and "The Wanderer", title track to the 1980 album.

Music video[edit]

The video features Donna in a blue dress singing and standing at a room with a unidentified man standing by the door followed by changing colors. The video shows Donna from the chest up as she was pregnant with Amanda Grace at the time.

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1982–83) Peak
Australia KMR 30
Dutch GfK chart[1] 12
Dutch Top 40 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 33
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 17
U.S. Billboard R&B 30
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[2] 28
UK 62

Heart version[edit]

Heart covered the song on their 1993 album Desire Walks On. It was released as a single in 1994 but failed to chart on the Hot 100, peaking on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ " - Discografie Donna Summer". © 2006-2011 Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  2. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 12, 1983
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ Heart. "Heart - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 

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