Giorgio Moroder Features Britney Spears on New Album: Listen to the Dance Music Legend's 7 Most Famous Songs
I'm so excited! On Monday, it was announced that Britney Spears is featured on Giorgio Moroder's new album, 74 Is the New 24. Whoa. This is a big deal! If you're not already familiar with Moroder, let me fill you in: He's an Italian-born musician who got his start in the '70s producing hits for disco diva Donna Summer. In fact, he's often credited with shaping the sound of disco in the United States. Moroder won three Oscars for his musical work in films during the '70s and '80s. More recently, he collaborated with Daft Punk on their 2013 Grammy Award–winning album, Random Access Memories, and went on to do remixes for big artists like Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Now, at 74 years old, he's preparing to put out his first LP in over 30 years.
Kylie Minogue, Sia Furler, and Charli XCX (among others) will also appear on 74 Is the New 24, but Spears' collaboration is the one I'm most excited about. Spears, much like Moroder, is a trendsetter — she's given listeners a number of memorable dance hits over the years. I can't wait to hear what happened when she hit the studio with one of the genre's pioneers!
Here's a little sampling of Moroder's most famous songs in order to make sure that you're prepared for 74 Is the New 24 when it drops in Spring 2015 (and no, he didn't only make disco):
Donna Summer — "I Feel Love" (1977)
Donna Summer — "Last Dance" (1978)
Blondie — "Call Me" (1980)
"Call Me" spent six weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980.
Irene Cara — "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (from Flashdance) (1983)
In addition to hitting number-one on the Billboard chart, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1984.
Kenny Loggins — "Danger Zone" (from Top Gun) (1986)
Berlin — "Take My Breath Away" (from Top Gun) (1986)
"Take My Breath Away" was another number-one record for Moroder in the United States. It also won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1987.