Donna Summer: Give Our Legends Their Flowers.

Donna Summer changed the face of music. You would be a fool to think that Donna isn’t the Queen of Disco. Her tunes made the genre so popular during the glory days of the mid 70s.

Donna gets her flowers because she is a legendary queen (obviously,) so we’re going to get into her!

Donna’s influence is music is undeniable. You can see her influence in artists like Madonna, Beyoncé & countless other artists! Her hits have also been sampled and covered by some of the best!

The 70s:

Albums Released: Lady of the Night, Love to Love You Baby, A Love Trilogy, Four Seasons Of Love, I Remember Yesterday, Once Upon a Time, Bad Girls.

Donna’s debut album “Lady Of The Night” was released in early 1974, only in The Netherlands! The records were stellar, her voice was perfection & production was so great.

However, Donna’s US debut made her an ICONIC QUEEN.

“Love To Love You Baby” was a successful hit for Donna! The album also sold over a million copies. Although the song garnered controversy for her moans and groans, it became a hit on Billboard Hot 100 at 2. It’s crazy how radio stations refused to play the song, & it is one of her signature songs. 🙌🏾🤷🏾‍♂️

Donna kept the hits coming in the mid 70s. No wonder she was the Queen of Disco.

One of Donna’s hits “I Feel Love” is one of the best songs ever released! Her sultry vocals shine brightly over the electronic beat. If you ask me, it shifted club songs and is one of the most dance bops period!

Donna continued her streak on the charts with BOPS for your ass!

The 80s:

Album Released: The Wanderer, I’m a Rainbow, Donna Summer, She Works Hard for the Money, Cats Without Claws, All Systems Go, Another Place and Time.

Donna signed to the Geffen label in the 80s, & changed the direction of her music with disco being faded out.

The 90s:

Albums Released: Mistaken Identity, Christmas Spirit.

Donna’s “Mistaken Identity” album was everything! With elements of R&B & New Jack Swing, legend had TIME.

The 00s:

Album Released: Crayons.

Donna’s final studio album “Crayons” was released in 2008. Crayons was versatile, & a feel good record overall.

Donna tragically passed away from lung cancer on May 17, 2012.

LaDonna will always reign supreme, & that’s period! The First Lady of Love music will stand the test of time, because her voice was one of a kind. Rest peacefully Donna! We miss you! ❤️ -MJ

5 thoughts on “Donna Summer: Give Our Legends Their Flowers.

  1. I will always remember her VH1 special where she tore the roof off. People associate her mostly with disco, but her gospel trained powerhouse chops that she restrained on recordings always showed up on stage. Rest in Paradise Donna!


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