All Systems Go

Donna Summer

About All Systems Go

"All Systems Go" is the third single from the Donna Summer album of the same name. Edited from its original album version, it became a minor hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached #54 on the UK Singles Chart.


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If you're ready to fall in love
Here's the thing you've been dreaming of
Scientific fact that you should know

If you're ready to give your heart
And you don't know which way to start
And you're afraid you'll go against the flow

Ask anyone who's ever been given the blow
If you'll know when all systems are go

All systems go, ohoohooh
All systems go, oohoohooh
All systems go, all systems go
All systems go oo oh oo oh
All systems go, all systems go
All systems go oo oh oo oh

Is your mind in computer mode?
And all your senses in overload
And all controls for take off in your hands

200,000 watts of my love are starting
To glow
Let you know that all systems are go

You're on a one way trip to the sun
Your heart's on fire and you're ready to run
Faster now faster, we're headin' out for
Planet Mars
Love sudden impact, everything's under
And all systems are go


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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period. more »

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12 facts about this song

Album Release
"All Systems Go" is a song from the album of the same name, the thirteenth studio album by Donna Summer, which was released in 1987.
Song Genre
The song, like many of Donna Summer's songs, fits into the genre of dance-pop and contemporary R&B.
Song’s Position in the Album
"All Systems Go" is the first track of the album, setting the tone for the artist's exploits into the dance-pop and R&B genre.
Composer Details
The song was composed by Harold Faltermeyer and Donna Summer herself.
Music Label
"All Systems Go" was released by Geffen Records, a major American record label.
Noteworthy Collaborator
The album "All Systems Go" was produced by Harold Faltermeyer, a famous music producer and composer who is well-known for his work on soundtracks of the films "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Top Gun."
Reception on Release
The reception of the song was mixed, with some critics appreciating Donna Summer's versatility, while others felt the album didn’t quite showcase her vocal strength.
Chart Rankings
Unfortunately, "All Systems Go," unlike many of Donna Summer's previous songs, did not reach high positions on Billboard charts.
Second Release under Geffen
The "All Systems Go" album was the second and final album that Summer produced under the Geffen label.
Post-release Controversies
There were a few post-release controversies regarding the album, primarily because David Geffen, the owner of the label, reportedly didn't like the album and therefore, didn't promote it well. This led to diminishing sales and a rocky relationship between Summer and Geffen.
Song Character
The song "All Systems Go" is described as a mid-tempo track with some rock-infused beats alongside its primarily dance-pop rhythm, showing Summer's versatility in genres.
Album Features
The song shares the album with other notable songs such as "Dinner with Gershwin" and "Voices Cryin' Out," the latter being a powerful gospel track that showcases the range of Summer's virtuoso.

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