Thursday, 24 May 2012

10 and 1 - The Queen of Disco



Donna Summer (1948 - 2012)


It's been a pretty rough week for disco. Fans of the genre have lost a King (Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees) and its undisputed Queen... the late, great Donna Summer. A true international icon throughout the seventies and eighties, Summer dominated the charts while playing an integral role in the development of electronic music. She produced music from an era I generally like to pretend couldn't have happened, but I've always been fond of the Queen because of, who else, my mum. I'm sure there's a lot of us out there who had mother's that are big fans of Donna's, in turn making them mini-fans. I've had 'Bad Girls' on every iPod I've owned... thanks Mum. This week, 10 and 1 goes vintage in honour of one of music's greatest acts. Here are our ten favourite Donna Summer tracks and, as is required of these posts, our least favourite. Enjoy!

THE 10:


Love To Love You Baby (1975)




Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over) (1977)





I Feel Love (1977)




Last Dance (1978)




Hot Stuff (1979)




Bad Girls (1979)




Dim All The Lights (1979)




She Works Hard For The Money (1983)




There Goes My Baby (1984)





This Time I Know It's For Real (1989)




THE 1:


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You didn't actually think I was going to pick a bad Donna Summer song did you? Oh, you did. Fine... um... 'Macarthur Park.' What? Thank you for the music, Donna. RIP. 

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