Unconditional Love (Donna Summer song)

"Unconditional Love" is the second single from the Donna Summer album, She Works Hard for the Money, released in the autumn of 1983. Though uncredited, it also features vocals by British reggae act Musical Youth, who had scored a Top 10 Pop and R&B hit in the US with "Pass the Dutchie" earlier in 1983.

"Unconditional Love"
Single by Donna Summer
from the album She Works Hard for the Money
ReleasedSeptember 23, 1983
Format7" single, 12" single
Songwriter(s)Donna Summer, Michael Omartian
Producer(s)Michael Omartian
Donna Summer singles chronology
"She Works Hard for the Money"
"Unconditional Love"
"People, People"

The song was a commercial disappointment, peaking at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #40 on the Cashbox Chart,[1] though it performed significantly better on the R&B chart (reaching the Top Ten). In the UK, it became Summer's fourteenth Top 20 single, reaching a peak position of No.14.[2] The song also peak #26 in Spain Radio chart.[3]

The song was edited from the original album version for its release on the 7" single format. The 12" single featured an extended remix clocking in at 5:20.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Unconditional Love" was popular on MTV. In the video, Summer plays a school teacher, and the reggae group Musical Youth are members of the class. After the class is over, Summer removes her heavy fur coat, revealing a tight blue glittery nightclub singer outfit, and goes outside, singing with all the students in the school. The local school who were invited to be a part of the Music video was King Athelstan Primary School and the school the filming took place was the Bonner Hill Road Girls School before it was demolished.

Track listingEdit

A. "Unconditional Love" (Club Mix) 5:20

B. "She Works Hard For The Money" (Club Mix) 6:00

A. "Unconditional Love" (Club Mix) 5:20

B. "Unconditional Love" (Instrumental) 4:40

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150603033913/http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/80s_files/19831022.html. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 539. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.

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