Donna Summer passed away this morning from cancer at age 63. Lots of artists came and quickly went in disco’s heyday, but Summer’s powerful mezzo-soprano voice scored her a number of hits and a number of Grammies. Back in the day before I wrecked my knee, I remember doing a routine in a college aerobics class to “Hot Stuff.”
“She Works Hard for the Money” became a sort of 80s anthem for the average working woman everywhere.
Her breakthrough hit “Love to Love You, Baby” was a guilty pleasure for many of us. And there was “I Feel Love,” “MacArthur Park,” “Last Dance,” “Bad Girls,” “On the Radio” and more. She was working on material for a new album when she died.
Rest in peace, Donna. You were a part of the soundtrack of my life in my teens and twenties, so much so a couple of the songs you made famous become the soundtracks for two of my Sir Guy vids. A sexy songstress paired with a sexy fellow–a perfect match.