Diana Ross "Love Hangover" (1976)
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 1
A nearly eight-minute long song based in two parts, Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" was disco at its most openly sexual peak. It begins with a slow-tempo tease, Ross' vocals breathily exhaled with a langurously seductive delivery. Then: the record picks up tempo, shifts into a driving four-on-the-floor rhythm, a shift from the flirtatious anticipation to the exuberantly physical. Ross stretches out above the beat, her voice exulting playfully, riffing with open exuberance, feeling her way through the experience. IF YOU GET WHAT I MEAN.