We lost another one yesterday. In case you didn’t hear, Donna Summer passed away yesterday after fighting lung cancer for several years. She was known as the Queen of Disco and had a great career in the late Seventies. She had four number one songs, “MacArthur Park” in 78, “Hot Stuff” in 79, “Bad Girls” in 79 and “No More Tears (Enough is Enough) which was a duet with Barbra Streisand also in 79. I heard her say on TV, “I’m been the Queen of Disco long enough, I think I should be promoted to Empress of Disco.” I consider disco a sub-culture of rock and roll and so I mourn the loss of Donna Summer.
Her first song, “Love to Love You Baby” has other words, but it’s hard to pay attention to anything but the title words. Some radio stations wouldn’t play the song because they thought it was too racy. Yet it went to number two for two weeks and started a career that kept her going until her death, yesterday.
Here is a video of one of her number one songs “Bad Girls”: