Donna Summer RIP
Sad news from a few days ago. We lost an amazing singer in the form of Donna Summer. From New York Times ((Donna Summer, the multimillion-selling singer and songwriter whose hits captured both the giddy hedonism of the 1970s disco era and the feisty female solidarity of the early 1980s, died on Thursday at her home in Naples, Fla. She was 63. ))
Probably one of my favorite songs from her disco era has to be Bad Girls. Here's the extended version of her song. (Toot-Toot-Hey-Beep-Beep)
DJ Hero 2 version (Love Lockdown)
Yes, this is a disco song about hookers and their horrible lives. And, we get to dance to this sad story in clubs and skating rings. What I always amazing is that Summer’s early songs were very sexual in nature. She got very religious in her later years, and yet there were always these sexual songs like Love To Love You Baby (all 17 minutes of her having orgasms). I guess you can’t forget things like that. She had a very sexual and powerful voice.
She also was important to artists like Whitney Houston. While Houston never went as far as Summer with sexual songs, the strong voice was there.
Donna drew some controversy when she got older and more religious. She got into trouble for some gay comments involving AIDS, and later claimed she didn't say those things. She also asked TLC to remove her samples from their song I'm Good At Being Bad. Rumors were that Donna felt the song was too dirty. (Coming from the woman that sung the song Love to Love You)
Love to love you (extended version)
Listen to those strings, now that is music! Also, Digital Underground sampled this track in their popular song Freaks of the Industry.
You will be missed Donna (toot-toot-beep-beep)