Love To Love You Baby
I Feel Love
Dim All The Lights
She Works Hard For The Money
This Time I Know It's For Real
Other (specify in a comment)
One last dance, Donna. You made me happy many, many times:
so sad for her family...i can remember so many good times in the clubs(and after hours) celebrating her music.....disco is truly dead this time...so sad
Classy lady, who really did work hard for her money R.I.P. Donna.
It's really upsetting. Over the past few months so many great artists have died. Donna, WHITNEY, Amy, Etta, and to a degree (not an artist) but Don Cornelius.
All this death surrounding artists I admire is really starting to upset me on a personal level.
I'm so sad over this news. She was truly a dance music diva and her legacy will live on through her music.
Rest in peace
Depends on who you believe. The statements (in essence, the "AIDS is God's punishment of sinful lifestyles" ones that weren't that uncommon at the time) were put into the press, and for many months, they went unanswered. When gay groups started calling for her head (and returning her albums to shops), she made a statement stating that her comments were taken out of context, and that her manager had shielded her from hearing about the ensuing controversy. She did sue New York magazine over posting her quotes as fact, but it was settled out of court.Are you referring to the statements made in the 1980's about homosexuals and AIDS? Weren't those comments taken out of context by the press?
Terribly sad news. It seemed a while ago that all the good classic actors were going. Now it's the musicians.
There are no words. Just the sound of jacking off.
You must also perform 30 hours of community service by looking up Donna Summer on Wikipedia, YouTube and iTunes.
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.'' - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't be sad.
I'm expecting very nice videos of her here.
NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.
Don't be sad.
I'm expecting very nice videos of her here.
NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.
In the late 70's Steve and I would go dancing 4 or 5 nights a week. They always played "Last Dance" right after last call. We must of danced to that hundreds of times. I'm crying now.
The top 16 Donna Summer songs according to Rolling Stone. Enjoy the playlist!
Donna Summer's Best Songs | Music News | Rolling Stone
Love u Donna...RIP
Very sad that another gr8 performer has died. Michael, Whitney and now Donna. Hard to imagine club music [or any] w/o any of there songs. I just heard "Last Dance' the other day and was singing it in my car. I <3 love <3 that song!. Thx for posting it gsdx
They say Kelly Rowland is the Donna of this gen, I fuck with that tbh, nieces, truetea.
For me, Donna Summer was the soundtrack to my gradual coming-out during the 70s. By the 80s, punk / new wave had erased her from my consciousness.
But I still remember those young, sweaty days in the disco!
RIP Donna! I had a LOT of good times out on the dance floor to your songs! Lots of good memories!
Gee, could it be that younger people weren't alive in 1977? How would they possibly know that.
I've often wanted to cover Donna Summer "I feel love" in a extreme or black metal cover. I mean all the bands are putting out excellent covers of "Beat it" by Jackson. What held me back was the lyrical content. Can you play something like Satan burn my tongue to hell and then cover "I feel Love"??????????
I think the answer is yes, yes you can and that double blast beat bass drum can roll the floor with some odd tuned ESP F414 bass that would make Slayer swoon.
She was cool and not my type of music, I liked her.
The real VOICE!
Rest in peace and thanks for all the memories.
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RIP Donna Summer, may you rest in peace
So sad. She brought the O in Disco.
I have to go track down a copy of her Bad Girls album. I remember when my cousin would play that CD at least once a day.
So sad and SO unexpected. ( I didn't even know she was sick - fucking cancer...)
Yes, most of us love "Love to love you Baby", and "Last Dance", and "I Feel Love" (amongst many others...)
But I'd recommend buying/downloading the album, "The Wanderer"
Actually, get it on CD if you can, the MP3 version sucks. (As do most MP3's, but don't get me started....)
It's a great, underrated album, and perhaps her last *great* one.
Frankly she was about 10 years older than I thought she was, but still WAY too young to die.
Thanks, Donna, for all the great music. I wish I had been old enough to experience the "Club 54" years.
Your talent and your voice will live on for decades to come.
I was thinking about her the day before she died because of the album cover thread. I was going to post some of her covers, but didn't, and she died down her in Florida too. I would have thought she was older than 63 since she was famous in the early to mid 70s.
In his autumn, before the winter, comes man's last mad surge of youth
Very sad. RIP.
No More Tears is a great song. And so is McArthur Park.
For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
It wasn't my favorite by her, but it was a great attempt at a "rock" album by her.But I'd recommend buying/downloading the album, "The Wanderer"...It's a great, underrated album, and perhaps her last *great* one.
I wanted to like her last album "Crayons" a lot more than I did. I think they spent a bit too much time chasing trends and not enough time following her muse.
I know Gloria Gaynor went that same route. I recall an interview where she said something along the lines of she "realized" that people were using her music to get in the mood to fornicate and sin, and so she wasn't going to sing those songs anymore. I don't think she ever singled out gays specifically, although that was usually her fanbase. She apparently went back on that sentiment a few years later, once she realized that that's where the money was.I'm kind of surprised that Lex is the only one to bring up her AIDS comments. She certainly denied having meant what was reported but it has always complicated my memory of her.
I grew up on her music. My mother had her albums in the 70's. I've had Last Dance stuck in my head for days lol.
I decided that my post was not valid anymore
enjoy the rest of your day
I always listen to Hot Stuff! RIP Donna, the great must leave us early.
I was shocked when I heard that she passed, I had on idea that she had cancer. RIP, I love her Song..... On the Radio
One of the most underrated singers ever. I think it's a great disservice to simply refer to her as the "Queen of Disco". She was so much more. As evidenced by her many Grammy nominations and wins she was a versatile performer able to perform many genres.
Just as she lived most of her life, her funeral services were a private affair attended only by family and close friends.
May she rest in peace.
DONNA SUMMER - A MAN LIKE YOU
Donna Summer was finally laid to rest this week in Nashville.
Just discovering her now. Really love "Hot Stuff" and especially "I Feel Love". Just synthesizers and Donna on that one, I think. It's amazing!
Anyone have other Donna Summer favorites, or stories about how her music affected you?
Donna Summer's Letter to ACT UP
By Peter Staley on June 12, 2012 1:28 PM |
When the news hit that Donna Summer had died, I was reminded of her little-known scrape with ACT UP, the AIDS activist group I joined shortly after its first demonstration in 1987. As many will recall,*even though her music was hugely popular with the gay community, she faced an ongoing backlash after the Village Voice attributed some quotes to her from a concert in 1983, saying she slammed gays and claimed AIDS was a punishment from God.
As some in the community continued to embrace her, others grew angrier at her hedged denials (words like "misunderstanding" were used), and the issue continued to percolate (see this transcribed 1985 story from The Advocate).
By 1989, various ACT UP chapters started protesting at Donna Summer appearances, including this Boston Gay Pride event, as reported by Gabriel Rotello in Outweek Magazine (July 3,1989):
To everyone's surprise, Donna Summer wrote a letter to ACT UP New York attempting to mend the divide. A few quotes from the letter were reported at the time, and appeared often in recent online obituaries, but the letter itself has never been seen publicly.
So I asked Jay Blotcher, who was ACT UP's media coordinator at the time, if he still had a copy. He said he had kept it, but it was now with his ACT UP archives which he donated to the New York LGBT Community Center. After a few phone calls and emails, the Center pulled Jay's archives out of storage, and sent me a scan of the two-page letter.
I don't think ACT UP kept up their demonstrations after she sent it, but that probably had more to do with our priorities at the time, rather than this strange letter. Note to PR agents: when you apologize to the gays, it's probably not best to quote at length from the bible (even though it's a lovely quote).
July 26, 1989
Dear Members of Act-Up:
I am really sorry that my reply has taken so long, but this is not a matter that I take lightly and because of my schedule, I was forced to wait until I was clear and not under pressure.
First of all, let me say that these accusations are unjust and unfair. At first, I was unknowingly protected by those around me from the bad press and hate letters I was receiving regarding this matter. During that time I was pregnant (twice in 18 months), was engulfed in a major law suit and several of my family members passed away. My manager, at that time, felt my life and emotional health was at stake so there was no response.
Since then, however, I have made numerous replies and spoken openly to try and clear up this misunderstanding. I cannot force you to believe what I tell you, so if you choose to continue on with this fighting and arguing, that's up to you. I did not say God is punishing gays with aids, I did not sit with ill intentions in judgement over your lives. I haven't stopped talking to my friends who are gay, nor have I ever chosen my friends by their sexual preferences.
We have too many good memories together to live in this state of unforgiveness. I never denied you or turned away, but in fact you turned away from me. If I have caused you pain, forgive me. It was never my intention to reject you but to extend myself in love. I know that some of you really need me now because you've written and told me so. Can't we just forgive each other for this past confusion?
My motto in this life is 1st Corinthians 13. "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a face that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails, but where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophecy in part; but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope an love. But the greatest of these is love."
I love you,
Donna Summer's Letter to ACT UP - Peter Staley