The five time Grammy winner, famous for such disco classics as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Love to Love You” defined the decadence of the 1970’s with her sultry looks and often eye catching stage costumes.
A lot of people don’t know it, but Madonna was supposed to be pop music’s answer to Donna, who continued her chart dominance well into the 80’s with songs like “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Unconditional Love.”
To date Donna has had her classics covered by some of the biggest artists in music, most recently Beyonce, who sampled “Love to Love You” for her 2003 hit single “Naughty Girl.”
Without a doubt Donna Summer was the hottest thing to come out of the 70’s. She had looks and a voice to match.
Her brilliance will be sorely missed.
For those of you not familiar with Donna, check out her performance of “I Feel Love” and “MacArthur Park” below.
I’m sure VH1 will probably re-air her Behind the Music episode as well.