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Favorite Donna Summer song?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by FunnyBut, May 17, 2012.

  1. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    What are your favorite Donna Summer songs (pick up to 3)

    Ack! this was supposed to be a poll, but I messed up:(

    Anyhow, a lady who gave us many memorable songs. as Donna would sing, 'Carry On...'
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  2. Simone411

    Simone411 FSU Uber fan

    MacArthur Park
    She Works Hard For The Money
    Hot Stuff
  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    She Works Hard for the Money

    Hot Stuff

    On the Radio
  4. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

    All of them!..:D

    But "Dinner with Greshwin" IS THE BEST and has the best message:

    I want to have dinner with Gershwin
    I want to watch Rembrandt sketch
    I want to talk theory with Curie
    Impossible I guess

    I want to talk moods with Picasso
    On a rendezvous
    I want to fly double with Earhart

    and the recent one "To Paris With Love (I've been around the world)..

    Been around the world…
    Been around the world…(T'es mon Coeur)
    Been around the world…(T'es mon Coeur)

    Been around …(T'es mon Coeur)

    Been around the world…

    Louis, Louis, Louis Vuitton

    Louis, Louis, Louis Vuitton

    I fell in love… When I walked the streets of Paris

    I fell in love… When I walked the streets alone

    The girl knew how to live and what's important...:D
  5. masofs

    masofs New Member

    Not a big fan of Disco but I like Hot Stuff.
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    She Works Hard For The Money
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  7. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    She Works Hard for the Money for me too. I prefer her later hits.

    RIP, Boston's Own.
  8. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

    MacArthur Park
    No more tears
    Hot stuff

    She had the voice, really!
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  9. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    Could This Be Magic, On the Radio, Love Is In Control, Sunset People, One Night in a Lifetime, Melody of Love, Unconditional Love, This Time I Know Its For Real
  10. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

    Love to Love You Baby
    Could This Be Magic
    I Feel Love
    Once Upon a Time
    Love's Unkind
    Back in Love Again
    Hot Stuff
    MacArthur Park Suite (including Heaven Knows)
    Dim All the Lights
    Last Dance
    She Works Hard for the Money
    No More Tears
    Dinner with Gershwin (thank you Tinami, I didn't think anyone else remembered that)

    More thanks to PeterG in the other thread
    I Love You
    Journey to the Center of your Heart (killer performance)
    Rumor Has It

    I'm a little bit of a fan.
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  11. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    (waving hand) Another "Dinner with Gershwin" fan here.

    Also "Hot Stuff" -- so fun for it to get a reboot in The Full Monty.
  12. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Heaven Knows
    I Love You
    Last Dance
  13. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    I can't choose a particular song, but I do remember my parents having the Bad Girls album on vinyl and I would play it over and over on my Fisher Price record player. Awesomeness.
  14. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

    Anybody remember 'This Time I Know It's For Real'-produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman, hence sounding like Rick Astley/Bananarama/Kylie Minogue/Jason Donovan?
  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    :lol: Very cute.

    There were so many good songs. But Hot Stuff always gets me going.

    Roslyn Sumners did a Donna Summer program years ago. Enjoy.

  16. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

    Yup--I always wondered why it sounded like a Rick Astley song!
  17. shah

    shah Shhh... shhh...

    She Works Hard for the Money
    I Feel Love
    I Don't Wanna Get Hurt :shuffle: (I know, tacky as hell, SAW worst possible stuff, but it's so catchy...)
  18. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    I had that on 7" (probably still do somewhere!) She did another with them too - I don't wanna get hurt. I liked both. :eek:
  19. taf2002

    taf2002 zexy demon

    On the Radio. I never was too fond of disco at the time, hate it now esp BeeGees, but I loved her. And she's one of the few disco era singers who I still enjoy.
  20. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I can't imagine anyone not liking Donna Summer's music. Such universal appeal.
  21. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Donna received grammy nominations in the pop, rock, R & B, inspirational and dance categories. She won in four of those categories (but not for any pop recording). She also had eleven songs hit the top 40 on the Adult Contempory (easy listening) charts and wrote "Starting Over Again" which Dolly Parton took to #1 on the country charts in 1980 (Reba McEntire took the same song to #19 in 1996). I also found an intersting Summer cover: Emmylou Harris - On The Radio.
  22. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

  23. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

    She did a terrific, soaring, version of "O Holy Night" on her Christmas album.
  24. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

    Last Dance
    She Works Hard For The Money
    Hot Stuff

    Disco Fan Here!
  25. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

    I don't know if people realize it, but she was pretty revolutionary:

    Long before Madonna came along, she was orgasm-ing her way thru a dance no. called 'Love to Love you Baby' in 1975

    'I Feel Love' was a marriage of the Disco Diva voice with heavy electronic rhythms in 1977, long before electronic music became mainstream in the 1980s.

    Her duet with Barbra Streisand 'Enough is Enough' in 1979 was an incredible pairing of dueling voices, long before duets among 2 famous women were popular.

    ETA - Keep thinking of things . I seem to remember she was before her time in the concept of a choreographed dancing troupe in her video for 'She works hard for the Money', long before Janet Jackson, Madonna, J Lo (not sure about MJ, though)


    Someone up-thread mentioned 'This Time I Know it's for Real'. I recall this song with great love. I was just coming out of the closet with much trepidation in 1989 and can remember discovering the gay club scene in Germany at the time, dancing the night away to this number (among others), and it happened to be one of my BF's favorite no's.
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  26. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

    Love to Love You Baby is my fave. Very sexy. RIP Ms. Summer
  27. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    Love to Love You Baby IS sexy! And I happened to have been born so that disco arrived right on time with my divorce. Making me out there on the dance floor wild and free! Somewhere there is a photo of me dancing with my brother-who was the perfect height for being a serious disco dancing partner for me-and I am wearing a magenta sequin tube top and tiny black chiffon skirt, black hose and very high heels. Yes-those were the days....
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  28. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I feel love.