Of course, there are always going to be some songs that rise above even the strongest of discographies. Her work with producer Giorgio Moroder is the stuff of legend, and how anybody can deny "I Feel Love" is anything but one of the greatest songs ever recorded is beyond me. Summer turned her back on the gay community that had given her career such a boost, but that song wound up being sampled by Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and covered by Bronski Beat. Make of that what you will. She leaves behind a crop of albums and singles that looms large, but will sadly go unrecognised by many as merely frivolous songs that were merely the product of their time. Can't find the finesse and ingenuity in disco music? Sucks to be you then.
RIP Donna Summer
"I Feel Love" | "This Time I Know It's For Real"
"MacArthur Park" | "She Works Hard for the Money"
"Dinner with Gershwin" | "On the Radio"
"Hot Stuff" | "State of Independence"
"Our Love" | "Heaven Knows"
"Last Dance (Theme to Thank God It's Friday)" live at The 51st Annual Academy Awards