Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, died yesterday. The five-time Grammy winner rose to superstardom in the 1970s and 1980s but my husband still has her greatest hits on his iPhone. So do I.
Who can listen to HOT STUFF, LAST DANCE or HARD OF THE MONEY without wanting to move? Her music always lifts my spirits and makes me want to get up and dance. There’s a scene in the 1997 movie, THE FULL MONTY, that is so brilliant because it captures the way her music makes people feel.
Disco was the perfect era for Donna Summer’s big voice and dynamic presence. Not many female vocalists could sing a duet with Barbra Streisand and hold her own (Steve insists Donna outshines Babs on “No More Tears.”). Reports say she was working on a new album. I hope so. She was one of a kind who will always have a place in my playlists!