I love this song .. always have .. from the first time I heard Donna Summer sing it in 78.
Of course back then, I didn’t know it was written by Barry Manilow and couldn’t stand the guy at the time.
Not because I was just a spotty kid, who loved Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Stranglers and Sex Pistols.
But because of his scmaltzy music and housewifes favourite popularity .. which at the time .. and even now still have difficulty to see.
But I really do love the song .. love the emotion it conveys .. both through the melody based on a Chopin funeral march and those uplifting make me want to hold you lyrics.
Cheesy maybe, but I start my new piano lessons tonight and this is the first song I want to learn.