Try Me, I Know We Can Make It

"Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer from her third studio album A Love Trilogy album released in 1976. Summer's breakthrough had come in the form of the disco song "Love to Love You Baby" which in its entirety lasted almost seventeen minutes and took up the entire first side of the album of the same name. Due to its success (and also its success as a 12" maxi single) the format was repeated with the next album and with this song which was longer than "Love To Love You Baby", clocking in at eighteen minutes. Edited versions were also released on the 7" single format.

"Try Me, I Know We Can Make It"
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U.S. 7-inch vinyl single
Single by Donna Summer
from the album A Love Trilogy
ReleasedMarch 30, 1976
Format7" single
LabelOasis (U.S.)
Atlantic (France/Germany)
Groovy (The Netherlands)
Durium (Italy)
Ariola (Spain)
Songwriter(s)Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Producer(s)Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Could It Be Magic"
"Try Me, I Know We Can Make It"
"Spring Affair"

The song peaked at number eighty on the American pop chart and number thirty-five on the soul chart.[1] It was more popular with disco audiences, however, becoming Summer's second number one single on the dance chart in May 1976 and remaining atop that chart for three weeks.[2] The song also peak #6 in Spain singles charts and #22 in Spain Radio chart.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" (4:14)
  2. "Wasted" (3:57 or 3:58, depending on various releases)

In pop cultureEdit

  • The song can be heard in the 1977 film Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
  • Features in the night club scene for the pilot of Nighthawks (1978, UK).

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1976) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 68
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 42
Spain Singles (Promusicae)[3] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 80
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 35

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 556.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 249.
  3. ^ a b Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4289." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  5. ^ " – Donna Summer – Try Me, I Know We Can Make It". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Donna Summer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Donna Summer Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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