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LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, painter, and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late-1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records[citation needed], making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and one number-one in the U.K.
Summer earned a total of 32 hit singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in her lifetime, with 14 of those reaching the top ten. She claimed a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984, and from her first top ten hit in 1976, to the end of 1982, she had 12 top ten hits;(10 were top five hits) more than any other act. She returned to the Hot 100’s top five in 1983, and claimed her final top ten hit in 1989 with “This Time I Know It’s for Real”. Her most recent Hot 100 hit came in 1999 with “I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiro)”. While her fortunes on the Hot 100 waned through those decades, Summer remained a force on the U.S. Dance/Club Play Songs chart over her entire career.
While influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, she became the front singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting, and singing in Europe, where she met music producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

Summer returned to the U.S., in 1975 after the commercial success of the song “Love to Love You Baby”, which was followed by a string of other hits, such as “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “MacArthur Park”, “Heaven Knows”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” (duet with Barbra Streisand), and “On the Radio”. She became known as the “Queen of Disco”, while her music gained a global following.
Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida.

In her obituary in The Times, she was described as the “undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom” who reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.”Giorgio Moroder described Summer’s work with him on the song “I Feel Love” as “really the start of electronic dance” music. In 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



“Donna Summer – Can’t We Just Sit Down – (Ballad)” 

Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)” is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her album I Remember Yesterday. Though famous for her disco work at the time, this song is a ballad and was released as a single in certain countries in 1977.[1] However, the B-side, “I Feel Love” caused such a stir that it was replaced as the A-side and became a landmark song in disco. Still, this song made it to #20 on the R&B chart, the first time one of her singles had done so since “Love to Love You Baby”.


Cold and lonely night, you don’t have to leave at all

A car rolls up outside on time, a moment from your call

And handshake seems more fitting than a kiss

Such a shame that you and I should have to end like this

Can’t we just sit down and talk it over

Surely you can ask the better way

Strange that you’re the one so set on leaving

And I’m the one who said last night that it was all too lCan

Can’t we just sit down and talk it over

Who knows, maybe in a little while

We’ll forget our pride, and the things we said last night

And maybe you and I can talk it out

Tonight stay somewhere warm, they say it’s gonna freeze

You may not find a place at all, so be sure and take your keys

I can almost taste the silence now

Does it really matter still

Who was wrong, who let who down

Can’t we just sit down and talk it over

Who knows, maybe in a little while

We’ll forget our pride, and the things we said last night

And maybe you and I can talk it out

Hold on, hold on

Surely you and I can talk it out

Hold on, hold on

Surely you and I can make it right

Hold on, hold on, yeah

Can’t we just sit down and talk it over

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in female vocalist, music



“Donna Summer – On the radio (HQ)”


On the Radio

” is a song by American singer and songwriter

Donna Summer,

released in late-1979 on the Casablanca record label. 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 I & II. It was released as a single and became, in January 1980, her tenth top-ten hit in the U.S. as well as her eighth 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.[1] The song was also Summer’s fourteenth entry on the Billboard Disco chart, where it peaked at number eight.[2] In Canada, it peaked at number two.[3]

The song was released in three formats: the radio 45rpm single; the 5+ minute version included on Summer’s Greatest Hits double album package, and a DJ Promo 7+ minute version released on 12″ single (and included on the Foxes film soundtrack album). This last version was later released on the Bad Girls CD digipack double CD release. The Foxes soundtrack also includes an instrumental version of the song in a ballad tempo and crediting Moroder as a solo artist. In the film, the ballad tempo is heard with Donna Summer’s vocals. The disco version is never heard. Donna Summer performed “On the Radio” on many television shows such as American Bandstand. The instrumental parts of this song were occasionally heard on the US version of The Price Is Right in the early 80s when they displayed jukeboxes and stereos as prizes. While the first two versions included all written lyrics, the DJ Promo omitted the final verse, opting instead to repeat the third. Only the first “short” version ended with the famous “on the radio – adio – adio” echo vocal effect.


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