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Donna Summer Dies at 63: What's Your Favorite Song by Her?

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The world lost another award-winning pop star. This time, it was the Queen of Disco. Donna Summer, best known for dance floor singles like "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance," and "She Works Hard for the Money," passed away at the age of 63 on Thursday morning.


Cause of death is unconfirmed at this time, but sources close to her reveal that she had been struggling with breast cancer. Summer first came to prominence in 1975 with the first-ever extended for disco track, "Love to Love You Baby." Between 1976 and 1979, she released seven more albums, containing several iconic disco tracks, like "I Feel Love" and "MacArthur Park."

She also received an Academy Award for her 1978 song "Last Dance," off the soundtrack of "Thank God It's Friday." Summer went on to release more than 15 studio albums, winning her five Grammys and spawning countless chart-topping singles. What's your favorite song from Donna Summer?


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  • martman 2012/05/22 06:55:05
    "Hot Stuff"
    martman
    I wasn't a big disco fan but she did it better than most. "Hot Stuff" is a hard rockin' disco song.
  • Jackie 2012/05/22 02:11:13
    "I Feel Love"
    Jackie
    +1
    What's not to like?
  • Christine Oakes 2012/05/21 13:43:11
    "She Works Hard for the Money"
    Christine Oakes
    I was born in the 70's so I grew up listening to a lot of the disco and Donna Summer had the music to let your hair down with and groove. My mom used to sing to the song that I chose and god rest her soul as well. Mom this song is for you (She works hard for the money ). RIP Donna Summer you will be missed deeply.
  • jbchapuis 2012/05/21 02:34:41
    "MacArthur Park"
    jbchapuis
    +1
    The whole production of this song was amazing. My husband and I used Hot Stuff as our first dance at our civil union. Some of her other great songs are On My Honor, You're So Beautiful, Heaven Knows, I Remember Yesterday, Once Upon a Time, Voices Cryin' Out, The Queen is Back, Crayons, Love is Just a Breath Away.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/20 20:02:22
    "Heaven Knows"
    Margaret Jacobson
    "last dance" AND" heaven knows" for me to remember
  • Юлия Чмелёва 2012/05/20 17:59:28
    "Last Dance"
    Юлия Чмелёва
    although idk much of her songs...
  • jj 2012/05/20 16:07:15
    "Last Dance"
    jj
    My fav song is Last Dance
  • TC1116 2012/05/20 14:15:21
    "Last Dance"
    TC1116
    This one always sticks out in my head, when I think of Donna. Great singer for her time. Great music, still.
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/05/20 05:53:05 (edited)
    "Last Dance"
    nothingbutthetruth
    That's is amazing song.
  • Alummina 2012/05/20 05:33:43
    "Love to Love You Baby"
    Alummina
    +1
    so, cool.
  • beach bum 2012/05/20 01:20:06
    "Last Dance"
    beach bum
    +1
    last dance
  • carl 2012/05/19 21:46:24
    "Hot Stuff"
    carl
    Yea
  • Dickens 2012/05/19 20:35:57
    My favorite Donna Summer song is...
    Dickens
    +1
    ...I sort of liked her, but I never met a disco tune that I liked....
  • Rob Williams 2012/05/19 20:24:23
    My favorite Donna Summer song is...
    Rob Williams
    +1
    " I Remember Yesterday"

    A total change of tempo and style which was wonderful... I went straight out and bought the single! Ah vinyl... those were the days...
  • amber 2012/05/19 18:46:05
    "Bad Girls"
    amber
    +1
    So sad I loved her
  • Ole SGT Joe 2012/05/19 15:47:36
    "Hot Stuff"
    Ole SGT Joe
    +1
    Each and every one a hit. Fantastic performer who could really turn it on.
  • Billy the kid 2012/05/19 12:40:57
    "Hot Stuff"
    Billy the kid
    This one still makes me tingle every time i hear it. Talk about sexy!!
  • Teenage G-Man 2012/05/19 12:12:24
    "Hot Stuff"
    Teenage G-Man
    +1
    Hot Stuff, the only which pleased me.
  • Dave 007 2012/05/19 11:41:52
    My favorite Donna Summer song is...
    Dave 007
    +1
    Sorry to hear she died and she was a class act compared to the diva's today, but I hate disco.
  • Super ludum 2012/05/19 07:35:41
  • Cain2012~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/19 06:38:47
  • Jdogg 2012/05/19 04:49:26
    "I Feel Love"
    Jdogg
    +1
    I bet her cd's are going to be hard to find for a while, She had an awesome voice.
  • Kozman 2012/05/19 04:29:20
    "Last Dance"
    Kozman
    +3
    Class act. The Crap that sings today. Could never hold a candle to Donna.
    Just to make things clear. When I talk Crap (Lady Goo, Nicki Minaj and the such).
  • rachel.n.limburg 2012/05/19 03:47:42
    "She Works Hard for the Money"
    rachel.n.limburg
    +1
    i only liked the song she works hard for the money for the most part but i heard it on my moms ipod touch i told her about it and my mom was shocked when she heard that donna died
  • Pilot337 2012/05/19 03:40:09
    "Last Dance"
    Pilot337
    +2
    For me, it's gotta be "Last Dance." R.I.P. Donna Summer.
  • gracious43 2012/05/19 01:34:52
    "I Feel Love"
    gracious43
    +1
    "Enough is Enough" with Barbara was pretty good too.
  • overseanancy 2012/05/19 01:28:59
    "Hot Stuff"
    overseanancy
    +1
    It was the only song I heard but she's really good . R.I. P Donna Summers!
  • BILL 2012/05/19 00:57:46
    "Last Dance"
    BILL
    +2
    ALWAYS LOVED THAT SONG, DONNA SUMMERS WAS A GREAT TALENT AND WONDERFUL PERSON SHE WILL BE MISSED
  • El Prez 2012/05/18 23:40:59
    "Last Dance"
    El Prez
    +2
    Goos at what she did. Too bad she had to go.
  • miztemecula 2012/05/18 23:32:20 (edited)
    "On the Radio"
    miztemecula
    +2
    Last Dance literally became the last dance song since it was always played to let you know it was time to go home after a party or a night at the club. On the Radio or Bad Girls (toot toot beep beep) are the songs I find myself singing to myself when no-one else is around!
    RIP Miss Summer

  • the wizz 2012/05/18 23:31:06
    "Last Dance"
    the wizz
    +1
    For me it,s lets dance as I,v gotten laid so much just cause I can so well and women love it when guys can. Then Love to love you Baby cause of my first choice !!!! Both were great songs to dance to @ the old Shadowland Lounge in Traverse City Mi. when I was stationed at Traverse City Coast Guard Airstation as an AD3. Snow Bunnies loved guys in uniform with a V strip with a winged prop on their shoulder !!!!
  • Russell Brown 2012/05/18 23:22:27
    "MacArthur Park"
    Russell Brown
    +1
    I allways love this song. R. I p donna summer.
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/05/18 23:00:28
  • Ana Novaković 2012/05/18 22:45:09
    "Hot Stuff"
    Ana Novaković
  • nicesteve 2012/05/18 22:27:14
    "Hot Stuff"
    nicesteve
    Donna had one of those true rich black voices that was admired by many eroupean americans, such as myself, as well as well as many african americans, asian americans,
    hispanics, and native americans. Another great american icon has crossed the river Jorden this year.
  • Freeranger 2012/05/18 22:08:53
    "Love to Love You Baby"
    Freeranger
    +1
    She gave me the sweats...
  • Tommy 2012/05/18 21:12:52
    "She Works Hard for the Money"
    Tommy
    +1
    I have been a Donna Summers fan for so many years. It's such a shame to hear that she has left us. May God give you peace...................
  • merlin 2012/05/18 21:06:02 (edited)
    "On the Radio"
    merlin
    +1

    I was going to say something. But i think everyone here summed it up;-] RIP Donna Summer and thank you;-]
  • Insanebane 2012/05/18 20:55:41
    "On the Radio"
    Insanebane
    +1
    Aw man...Farewell Ms. Summer. I will never forget you.
  • stevie.luplow 2012/05/18 20:54:42
    "Last Dance"
    stevie.luplow
    +3
    This song will always hold a special place in my heart.

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