Cold Love

"Cold Love" is a song by American singer Donna Summer, released as the second single from her album The Wanderer. The song was written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Pete Bellotte and produced by Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder. It peaked at No. 33 in the Billboard Hot 100,[1] and No. 41 in Cash Box. Summer earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

"Cold Love"
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Single by Donna Summer
from the album The Wanderer
B-side"Grand Illusion"
ReleasedNovember 1980
GenreHard rock
3:11 (7")
6:27 (Dance Mix)
7:04 (12")
Donna Summer singles chronology
"The Wanderer"
"Cold Love"
"Who Do You Think You're Foolin'"

Vocally, this song contrasts with the just previous "The Wanderer" single release - it is very reminiscent of her 1979 disco hit "Hot Stuff" - power belt and hard rock approach. This style was currently in vogue in the early 1980s and used by female vocalists in groups such as Heart and in Pat Benatar's "Hit Me with Your Best Shot".

Track listingEdit

7" vinyl single
  1. "Cold Love" (Faltermeyer, Forsey, Bellotte) – 3:11
  2. "Grand Illusion" (Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder) – 3:51
12" vinyl single
  1. "Cold Love" (Faltermeyer, Forsey, Bellotte) – 3:37
  2. "Grand Illusion (Summer, Moroder) – 3:54

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1980) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 44
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 33
US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[3] 8[A]
US Cash Box 41
  • A^ Chart placing refers to the chart placing of The Wanderer. All tracks from The Wanderer album charted together on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.


  1. ^ "Allmusic - Donna Summer - Billboard singles". Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Donna Summer". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  3. ^ a b "Donna Summer > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-14.

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