Donna Summer

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Donna Summer

No one can deny it: she is the disco queen of the 70s. DONNA SUMMER is the most complete disco artist and has sold millions of albums around the world. It all started in 1974, with her first album “Lady of the night”.

However, she started becoming popular in 1975.

The album “Love to love you baby”, and the song of the same name has more than 16 minutes! In 1976, two masterpieces: “A love trilogy”, which brought “Try me, I know we can make it” and “could it be magic”. Then, “Four Seasons of Love”, which brought 4 songs, each representing 1 season, and the single “Spring Affair”.

In 1977 the album “I Remember Yesterday” was released. It was a journey through time: “I Remember Yesterday” is a song from the 1930s, “Love’s unkind” is from the 1940s. Her hit “I feel love” showed how techno music was going.

It’s amazing how this song doesn’t sound old fashioned. In 1977 she recorded one of her best albums: “Once upon a time”.
But it was in 1978 that DONNA SUMMER became a megastar: she starred in the movie “Thank God It’s Friday”, and Paul Jabara’s “Last Dance” became a mega hit! At Studio 54 this song drove people crazy.

When the DJ played this song at 5am, the people on the dance floor started crying!!!!

Also this year, the album “Live & More”, which brought the brand new “MacArthur Park”, that’s great! 1979 was the best year for DONNA SUMMER. #1 Several times her best songs this year. “Hot Stuff” is #1 and her biggest hit in the US. “Bad Girls” album and song were a huge success.

Also released was the first compilation of her greatest hits, with new recordings: “On the Radio” and “no more tears (enough is enough)” (with Barbra Streisand), a stunning disco duet! When the 80s arrived, critics said DONNA SUMMER was dead, along with the disco era.

However, she showed that she was still “alive”. In 1980 the album “The Wanderer” showed Donna changing the style and ready for the 80’s. Then in 1982 the great album “DONNA SUMMER”, produced by Quincy Jones.

The disco queen topped the charts in 1983 with her big hit “She works hard for the money”! Also check out “Unconditional Love”, another hit that year, with Musical Youth (remember, it was sort of the “Jamaican Jackson 5” that charted “Pas de deutche”). After 1984, Donna began to disappear from the charts.

During this period she devoted her time to her family.
Then, after a nice, but not so good album in 1987 called “All systems go” and the single “Dinner with Gershwin”, only in 1989, Donna was back with “This time I know it’s for real” and the great album ” Another place and time.”

Donna’s sound was refreshed and new!

Summer died on May 17, 2012 at her home in Naples, Florida, aged 63

Written by: Focus Fantastic

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