Winter Melody

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"Winter Melody"
Winter Melody (Holland).jpg
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Four Seasons of Love
B-side

Wasted (U.K.)
Full of Emptiness (Netherlands)

Summer Fever (Mexico)
Released January 9, 1977
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 6:33 (Album)
3:58 (7")
Label Casablanca (U.S.)
GTO (U.K.)
Groovy (The Netherlands)
Writer(s) Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Spring Affair"
(1976)
"Winter Melody"
(1977)
"Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)"
(1977)

"Winter Melody" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer released as a single in early-1977 from her Four Seasons of Love album. It became a top 30 hit in the UK, where it peaked at #27.[1]

By this time Summer was making her name as the queen of disco music, though this song is a soul ballad. The song represented the "winter" phase of the concept album, and speaks of a woman struggling to come to terms with the fact that her relationship has ended. As with much of Summer's material at that time (particularly with songs found on her concept albums), the song played for a considerable amount of time (over six minutes), however, the song was edited for its release as a single.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 59
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[3] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 43
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 21

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Singles Chart Top 50 16 January 1977 - 22 January 1977 Officialcharts.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5274." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 5276." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 2, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Winter Melody". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 1977-01-16" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Donna Summer – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Donna Summer. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Donna Summer – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Donna Summer. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Donna Summer – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Donna Summer. Retrieved March 6, 2016.