Friday, May 25, 2012

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF DONNA SUMMER

Hey guys.. it's time for another Top Five list and this time, let's pay tribute to the Queen of Disco Music ~ Donna Summer. Grammy-Award winning, Donna Summer rose to stardom during the Disco Era and she's well known for her notable and catchy Disco fever hits. She was considered as one of the world's leading female singers and was dubbed as the undisputed queen of 70's Disco Boom. Summer was diagnosed with Lung Cancer and died last May 17.

So let's have a Disco Fever , shall we?
TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF DONNA SUMMER

TOP 5 GREATEST HIT OF DONNA SUMMER
" ON THE RADIO"



It was released as a single and became, in January 1980, her tenth top ten hit in the U.S. and it was also became her 8th and final consecutive top 5 single. "On the Radio" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the soul chart. I actually prefer this one than the "I Feel Love" because of its ballad tempo. It was written for the soundtrack to the film Foxes and included on Summer's first international compilation album On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. The song was later covered by different artist including Selena and Jennifer Lopez.

TOP 4 GREATEST HIT OF DONNA SUMMER
" LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY"


Love to Love You baby is one of the first ever disco hits to also be released in an extended form. The full lyrics were somewhat explicit (because of the erotic moans) and at first Summer said she would only record it as a demo to give to someone else. However, Summer's erotic moans and groans impressed Moroder (the song writer) so much that he persuaded her to release it as her own song, and "Love to Love You" became a moderate hit in the Netherlands. Since then, the song became an international Disco smash.

TOP 3 GREATEST HIT OF DONNA SUMMER
" HOT STUFF"


"Hot Stuff" is a hit single released by Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100. "Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

TOP 2 GREATEST HIT OF DONNA SUMMER
" SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY"


"She Works Hard for the Money" is a 1983 hit single by Donna Summer. It was the first single released from the album of the same name. Summer performed the song on the 1984 Grammy Awards. The live performance was released on the 1994 album Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I. The song, co-written by the singer, told a story of a woman who "works hard for [her] money". It was based on an actual encounter that Summer had with an exhausted bathroom attendant who was later featured on the album's back cover. Built on a rock-dance fusion, the song became a hit for Summer and one of the singer's signature songs, reaching number one for a three-week stay atop the R&B chart

THE GREATEST HIT OF DONNA SUMMER
"LAST DANCE"


"Last Dance" is a 1978 hit song by singer Donna Summer. The song appeared on the Thank God It's Friday movie soundtrack. Donna Summer has a role in the film Thank God It's Friday as an aspiring singer who brings an instrumental track of "Last Dance" to a disco in hopes the disc jockey will play the track and allow her to sing the song for her fellow patrons: after refusing through most of the film the disc jockey eventually obliges Summer's character and her performance causes a sensation. "Last Dance" won an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song that same year. "Last Dance" was one of the first disco songs to also feature slow tempo parts: it starts off as a ballad; the full-length version on the film soundtrack also has a slow part in the middle.

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