Donna Summer

It would be a shame if Donna Summer's career were defined by her most famous - and controversial - moment, faking an orgasm on the ultra-sensual 1976 smash Love To Love You. The track sold over a million despite being banned by many radio stations but Summer was a fine singer long before its release and did plenty of good stuff after it too. Another landmark sexy dance single I Feel Love followed in 1977 and, with a style shaped by producer Giorgio Moroder, she was tagged the queen of disco. She starred in the movie Thank God It's Friday, released an electronic concept album Once Upon A Time (1977) and in 1978 she scored a US Number 1 with her inventive cover of the epic old Richard Harris hit MacArthur Park. Further success followed in 1983 with the She Works Hard For The Money album and the reggae hit single Unconditional Love (with UK band Musical Youth), proving she was more than a disco diva. By the mid-Eighties her career had declined but a new era of dance music triggered re-mixes of her old hits and the 2008 comeback album Crayons.

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