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    Donna Summer - The Queen Of DISCO



    Albums
    1974 - Lady Of The Night


    1975 - Love To Love You Baby


    1976 - A Love Trilogy


    1976 - Four Seasons Of Love


    1977 - I Remember Yesterday


    1977 - Once Upon A Time


    1979 - Bad Girls


    1980 - The Wanderer


    1981 - I'm A Rainbow (Shelved and later released in 1996)


    1982 - Donna Summer


    1983 - She Works Hard For The Money


    1984 - Cats Without Claws


    1987 - All Systems Go


    1989 - Another Place And Time


    1991 - Mistaken Identity


    1994 - Christmas Spirit


    2008 - Crayons

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A-L5xgmno0

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    • #3
      Gosh, I loved Crayons and I think I still got it on my iPod somewhere. Was my summer jam a few years ago.
      Last.fm

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      • #4
        I love how she looks like Kelly Rowland on the "Crayons" cover despite being 30 years older than her. Extreme Photoshop!

        My mum and dad always played "Another Place And Time" in the car and for years I imagined Donna Summer was white because of that sleeve! :-?

        Her best three songs I'd say were "I Feel Love" (obv.), "This Time I Know It's For Real" and "Love's Unkind" and I did really like "To Paris With Love" from last year!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Plym
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A-L5xgmno0
          Haha, poor Donna. I never did like the lyrics to that song actually!

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          • #6
            Bad Girls and Walk Away are my faves. The entire Bad Girls album is awesome.

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            • #7
              Oh I forgot "Bad Girls"! I do like that but I love the Juliet Roberts version from 1999 more cos it's got more oomph.

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              • #8
                I thought her comeback album, "Crayons" was really good. She really covered a lot of genres in that album. My favourite was the hip-hop influenced "The Queen Is Back". she put them lesser chicks in their place with that song!

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                • #9
                  I picked up "The Journey: The Very Best Of Donna Summer" around 2004 when Beyoncé's "Naughty Girl" came out, out of curiosity and I've been hooked ever since.


                  o1. Love To Love You Baby
                  o2. Could It Be Magic
                  o3. I Feel Love
                  o4. Deep Down Inside (Theme From 'The Deep')
                  o5. Love's Unkind
                  o6. I Love You
                  o7. Last Dance
                  o8. MacArthur Park
                  o9. Heaven Knows
                  1o. Rumour Has It
                  11. Hot Stuff
                  12. Bad Girls
                  13. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) - duet with Barbra Streisand
                  14. On The Radio
                  15. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
                  16. State Of Independence
                  17. She Works Hard For The Money
                  18. Dinner With Gershwin
                  19. This Time I Know It's For Real

                  My favourites are: Love To Love You Baby, Could It Be Magic, I Feel Love, Last Dance, On The Radio, MacArthur Park, She Works Hard For The Money, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls

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                  • #10
                    I've got that album too, definitely need to listen again soon!

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                    • #11
                      Donna is criminally underrated. Granted she was easily the most successful female of the disco era and had success in the 80's and 90's, but she's truly one of the great divas IMO.

                      Bad Girls is nothing short of a masterpiece album, The Wanderer showed she could rock, Another Place And Time was one of the most fun SAW albums, Crayons was a great comeback, and everything in between.

                      On The Radio was also perhaps the first "megamix" album as well.
                      My top 100 artists (2018 edition)

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                      • #12
                        Crayons is one of my favourite albums EVER. It should have been her 'Believe'.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NothingFails
                          Donna is criminally underrated.

                          Bad Girls is nothing short of a masterpiece album.
                          I agree 100% ~ and Live & More is my favourite live album of all-time

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                          • #14
                            right now I'm addicted to "Grand Illusion" off her Wanderer LP, probably the weirdest thing she's done in her entire career, closer to Bjork than Donna Summer.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMAxR8a6MD0
                            My top 100 artists (2018 edition)

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                            • #15
                              I was addicted to "Stop Me" from The Wanderer last week for no reason....

                              She does sing "Grand Illusion" almost like she's parodying an Asian though....

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                              • #16
                                The Wanderer really is one of her best albums, and very underrated. It was a glimpse of Donna the new wave rock chick, too bad Geffen refused to release I'm A Rainbow and made her work with Quincy Jones instead.
                                My top 100 artists (2018 edition)

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                                • #17
                                  I don't get why she isn't ranked with the "Diva" of the industry. "I Feel Love" changed music and so did some of her other songs. She was also one of the first black women to have success on MTV. 5 Grammys. Mega hits around the world. ect... I think Patti said it right "Underrated"... She paved the way for Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Whitney, Gaga ect... Not meantioned on VH1 Greatest Artist, Yet to be inducted into "Hall of Fame". Grammy Hall of Fame ect...
                                  Diva!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by TIfan
                                    I don't get why she isn't ranked with the "Diva" of the industry. "I Feel Love" changed music and so did some of her other songs. She was also one of the first black women to have success on MTV. 5 Grammys. Mega hits around the world. ect... I think Patti said it right "Underrated"... She paved the way for Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Whitney, Gaga ect... Not meantioned on VH1 Greatest Artist, Yet to be inducted into "Hall of Fame". Grammy Hall of Fame ect...
                                    A friend and I were actually just having a lengthy discussion about her on Facebook. We both agree that Donna's been short-sighted over the years as a "Greatest Hits" act when pretty much every album between A Love Trilogy to I'm A Rainbow are actually meant to be heard as entire albums, because each album was its own fully realized project and some of the best tracks she recorded were never hits.
                                    My top 100 artists (2018 edition)

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                                    • #19
                                      So many memorable tunes from her. I have the 2004 Very Best Of like Star and it's a good sampling. MacArthur Park is my all time favorite of hers because it's a great song in general and she truly added a great twist to it.

                                      The recent stuff from Crayons is also fun to dance to. Just a heck of a dance artist. Would recommend the Donna Summer Anthology album as one to get for anyone curious.

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                                      • #20
                                        Here are three of my favourite live performances by Donna.

                                        O Holy Night

                                        Donna performed this festive favourite on the Solid Gold Christmas TV Special in December 1982 ~ she went on to record the song for her Christmas Spirit album, but for me this version is much better

                                        Papa Can You Here Me

                                        Donna sings Streisand at the 1984 Academy Awards ceremony ~ magic

                                        The Star Spangled Banner

                                        Donna sang America's national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July 1999 ~ this is up there with Whitney's rendition, IMO

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                                        • #21
                                          Original thread.



                                          More celebrity tweets:

                                          Nile Rodgers
                                          "For the last half hour or so I've been lying in my bed crying and stunned. Donna Summer RIP"

                                          Amber Riley
                                          "Omg :( ...Seriously :( I'll allow the F Bomb on my timeline for this one ;( ... RIP Donna. F**k Cancer. #queenofdisco "

                                          Little Boots
                                          "Oh my goodness just heard the sad news about Donna Summer. A true diva and disco queen her music will keep people dancing forever xxx"

                                          Ladytron
                                          "Upon hearing this ['I Feel Love'] in 1976, Brian Eno told David Bowie that he had "heard the future". He had. RIP Donna Summer. :( "

                                          William Shatner
                                          "My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer. MBB"

                                          Armin van Buuren
                                          "RIP Donna Summer Queen of Disco. You were a great inspiration. Still so young..."

                                          Ryan Seacrest
                                          "I remember sitting in the front seat of my mum's toyota while she sang Donna Summer's "she works hard for the money" songs were just classic"

                                          Rowetta
                                          "So sad to hear about Donna Summer :-( Rest In Peace "

                                          Quincy Jones
                                          "Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your voice was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade."

                                          Flea
                                          "woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP "

                                          Holly Johnson
                                          "RIP : Donna Summer is now in Disco Heaven"

                                          Chuck D
                                          "Always Always, Always loved DonnaSummer .....had a crush on her forever, R.I.P. lady"

                                          Solange Knowles
                                          "Donna Summer- You have inspired me in so many ways....."

                                          Natasha Bedingfield
                                          "just heard that #DonnaSummer died today. This is awful! She was so incredible. Her and her family are some of the most beautiful people... I met Donna at the #NobelPeacePrize awards. her and her husband were so kind. this is such a huge loss"

                                          Alex Kapranos
                                          "There are few dancefloor songs that can match I Feel Love. RIP Donna."

                                          Patrick Wolf
                                          "once upon a time" the album by Donna Summer, a moroder+summer masterpiece. They changed music forever, a legend never dies."

                                          Lou Diamond Phillips
                                          "RIP Donna Summer. So many memories from my adolescence I can't even begin to recount. Thanks for the joy & exuberance of dancing"

                                          Jagz Kooner
                                          "In shock that the person who made my favourite record of all time has passed away. R.I.P Donna Summer. :-( #ifeellove #patrickcowleyremix... The 15mins 42 secs of when my life changed forever. R.I.P Donna Summer"

                                          Janet Jackson
                                          "We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent."

                                          Kristin Chenoweth
                                          "Donna Summer RIP. I promise to do u proud."

                                          Gloria Estefan
                                          "Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer!It's the end of an era.Peace& prayers 2 all who loved her."

                                          Roger Ebert
                                          "Donna Summer, 63, RIP. The sound of an era. Studio 54, where are you?"

                                          Kelly Osbourne
                                          "The queen of disco may have passed on but Donna Summer's legacy will live on forever! Tonight my last dance is in honour of you!"

                                          Gary Barlow
                                          "Such a shame about Donna Summer. #originaldiscodiva x *a massive loss to us all*"

                                          Nicki Minaj
                                          "Wow, another legend gone. Rest in peace to the beautiful disco queen Donna Summer."

                                          Adam Lambert
                                          "RIP Donna Summer. glorious disco Goddess."

                                          Kylie Minogue
                                          "One of my earliest musical inspirations, RIP Donna Summer #BadGirlsForEver"

                                          Robyn
                                          "Donna Summer RIP I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU"

                                          Marc Almond
                                          "Donna Summer's work with Georgio Moroder changed the face of music and changed my life."

                                          Frankie Boyle
                                          "Lighters up for Donna Summer. Love to Love You Baby. Rest in peace."

                                          Katy B
                                          "R.I.P Donna Summer the original Dance Diva!!! Big inspiration for me, she will be sorely missed!"

                                          Ellen DeGeneres
                                          "I'm so sad about the news that Donna Summer died this morning. I was a big fan. I even used one of her songs in my show that airs today."

                                          Sophie Ellis Bextor
                                          "I'm sad to hear about Donna Summer. What a voice and so many classic songs. The sound of disco."

                                          Pete Tong
                                          "Very sad to hear of Donna Summer's passing. Truly iconic and beautiful voice."

                                          Moby
                                          "Very. very sad. donna summer has died. words can't express the impact and influence she had on music."

                                          La Roux
                                          "This cannot be happening....... Please tell me that I'm dreaming that Donna Summer has died????!!! Please no...."

                                          via DS

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                                          • #22
                                            did she not have an album out in 1999?

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                                            • #23
                                              It was a live album.

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by UKMusicLova
                                                I thought her comeback album, "Crayons" was really good. She really covered a lot of genres in that album. My favourite was the hip-hop influenced "The Queen Is Back". she put them lesser chicks in their place with that song!
                                                that song is jammm!!!


                                                R.I.P. Donna
                                                What would you do If you weren't afraid?

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                                                • #25
                                                  R.I.P. Donna "Queen of Disco" Summer.. :(
                                                  "I see it, I like it, I want it... I GOT IT."

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