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Donna Summer

Donna Summer
Donna Summer

American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of music. Summer was trained as a gospel singer prior to her introduction to the music industry and has always been known for her "Powerhouse" Vocal delivery. Though she is most notable for her disco hits, Summer’s repertoire has expanded to include contemporary R&B, Rock, Mainstream pop, and Gospel. Summer is one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums hit #1 on the Billboard charts. She also became the first female artist to have four number-one singles in a thirteenmonth period. Billboard magazine has noted that Summer’s extensive career has landed her as the "Eighth" most succesful career by a female. Summer’s website reports an estimate that she has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.[2]

Biography
Background information Birth name LaDonna Adrian Gaines

Early life and career

Born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, she was one of seven Donna Gaines Also known children raised by devout Christian parents. as She sang in church, and in her teens joined a 31 December 1948 (1948-12-31) funk group called The Crow, so named beBorn cause Donna was the only black member of Boston, Massachusetts, United States the group. At eighteen, Gaines left home and school to audition for a role in the cast of the United States Origin Broadway musical, Hair. Unsuccessful in getPop, Rock, Dance-Disco, R&B Genre(s) ting the part in the Broadway show (Melba Moore got the role), she was offered the Occupation(s) Mezzo-Soprano Singer, Songwriter, European Tour when the show moved to GerActress many, where Summer also performed in the Instrument(s) Vocals, Piano German versions of several musicals includ1968 – present Years active ing Godspell and Show Boat. She settled in Munich and also performed with the VienCasablanca, Geffen, Atlantic, Label(s) nese Folk Opera and the pop band Munich Mercury, Epic, Burgundy Machine. Giorgio Moroder, Brooklyn Dreams Associated In 1971, Gaines released a single in acts Europe entitled "Sally Go ’Round The Roses", her first solo recording. The single was unDonna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian successful, however, and she had to wait unGaines December 31, 1948) [1] is an til 1974 to launch a solo career. Gaines married Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer

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("Summer" is an Anglicization of his last name) in 1972 and gave birth to daughter Mimi the following year. Summer did various musical jobs in studios and theaters for several years, including the pop group FamilyTree from 1974-75. After her divorce from Sommer, she married her second husband, American musician Bruce Sudano, in 1980. They have two daughters named Brooklyn and Amanda. Sudano was a member of the ’70s groups Alive N Kickin’ and The Brooklyn Dreams.

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distributed Summer’s work in the US while other labels distributed it in different nations during this period. "Love to Love You Baby" was Summer’s first big hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1976 and becoming her first Number-One Hot Dance Club Play chart hit. The single was quickly certified Gold with 1,000,000 copies in US. The album (side one of which was completely taken up with the full-length version of the title track) was also released in late 1975 and was soon certified Gold for sales of over 500,000 US copies. The song was branded "graphic" by some music critics and was even banned by some radio stations for its explicit content. Time magazine reported that 22 orgasms were simulated in the making of the song, and some of the music press dubbed Summer "The First Lady of Love." Two successful, Gold-selling concept albums followed: A Love Trilogy which featured the single "Could It Be Magic" and Four Seasons Of Love which featured the uptempo "Spring Affair" as well as the ballad "Winter Melody" which was a top 30 hit in the UK - the first of Donna’s singles to be aired on Radio 1 and a hit on the US R&B charts. The 1977 album I Remember Yesterday, another concept album, found the Summer/ Moroder/Bellotte team combining the Disco sound with musical elements of the past, present and future. The song representing the future, "I Feel Love" became a landmark recording, giving Donna another Pop and R&B hit reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one in the UK. "I Feel Love" earned her a second US Gold Single as well. The song’s use of electronic sounds was revolutionary and popularized synthesizers in dance, rock, and the burgeoning new wave. Summer released a double album in 1977, Once Upon A Time, a concept album telling a modern-day Cinderella "Rags to Riches" story through the means of electronica. The album contained three top forty hits Fairy Tale High, Rumour Has It and I Love You.

Early success and notoriety
While singing back-up for groups such as Three Dog Night, she met producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. With these producers, Summer signed a contract in the Netherlands and issued her first album, Lady of the Night, which included the European hit, "The Hostage". The single made #1 in France and Belgium, and #2 in the Netherlands. Its follow-up, the title track of the album, also gained some degree of European success. In the summer of 1975, Summer approached Moroder and Bellotte with an idea for a song. She had come up with the lyric "Love to love you, baby" as the possible title for the song. Moroder was interested in developing the new disco sound that was becoming increasingly popular, and used Summer’s lyric to develop the song into a disco track. He had the idea that she should moan and groan orgasmically, but Summer was reticent. Eventually she agreed to record the song as a demo. She has stated that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording. Donna later stated on a VH-1 "Behind The Music" program that she pictured herself as Marilyn Monroe acting out the part of someone in sexual ecstasy. Moroder was so astounded with Summer’s orgasmic vocals that he insisted she release the single herself. The song, titled "Love to Love You", was released to modest success in Europe. When it reached America to the hands of Casablanca president Neil Bogart, He was so ecstatic over the demo that he asked Moroder to produce a twenty-minute version of the song. Summer, Moroder and producer Pete Bellotte cut a seventeen-minute version, renamed it "Love to Love You Baby", and Casablanca signed Summer and issued it as a single in November 1975. Casablanca

Continued success in music
In 1978 Summer acted in the film Thank God It’s Friday and released the single "Last Dance" which became her third Gold US million-selling single. Written by the late Paul

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Jabara — who also co-wrote "It’s Raining Men", "The Main Event (Fight)" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". The song became another major hit for Summer, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and resulting in her first Grammy win. Jabara took home the Oscar after the song was nominated for Song Of The Year. Summer also recorded a side-long version of Serge Gainsbourg’s "Je T’Aime (Moi Non Plus)" which was very similar in style to "Love to Love You, Baby", initially shelved and later released as a part of the Thank God It’s Friday soundtrack. That same year, Summer released her first live album, another double album Live and More. This was Summer’s first #1 album as well as her first to reach sales of Two million. Reaching Double Platinum Status. It included her first #1 American Pop single, a cover of the Jimmy Webb-penned "MacArthur Park" another Gold-certified US single - originally made famous by the late actor/singer Richard Harris. The studio part of the album included the tracks "One Of A Kind" and "Heaven Knows" which also featured vocals by Joe "Bean" Esposito of the Brooklyn Dreams (group member Bruce Sudano would later become romantically involved with Summer). "Heaven Knows" became another Gold Million seller in the US and another Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Reaching Number #4. Summer was a guest artist on Kiss bassist Gene Simmons’s 1978 eponymous solo album.

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Performance for which Summer would become the first black female to accompolish this. (Interestingly, the Grammys had a Best Disco Recording Award only once, in 1980, won by Gloria Gaynor for her I Will Survive single). Bad Girls became Summer’s second #1 double album and the most successful album of her entire career - eventually selling over Three million copies in the US. Summer and Bruce Sudano grew closer during the making of this album and became engaged. During this period, Summer had two songs in the top three of Billboard’s Hot 100 during the same week, with "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff". Just a few months later, she accomplished the same feat again, with "No More Tears" and "Dim All the Lights". During the summer of 1979, she played eight sold-out nights at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Summer’s first compilation album, which became her fourth at the time On The Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2, was a global smash and her third straight #1 US double album - also going on to sell over two million copies in the US alone. With this, Summer became the first artist to have three consecutive US number-one double-albums. The album also contained two new tracks - "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", the Platinum-selling #1 duet with Barbra Streisand, and the Grammy-nominated Top Five US Gold hit "On the Radio", a song written for the film Foxes. The Streisand-Summer duet was her fourth and final #1 Pop hit in the U.S - and her fourth #1 single in thirteen months. Afterwards, disagreements between Summer and Casablanca Records led to her exit from the label in 1980. Summer was offered a very lucrative deal by David Geffen and became the first artist to be signed to his new Geffen label in 1980.

Bad Girls and the break from disco
In 1979, Summer released the landmark double-album which was her third at the time Bad Girls. Unusual for a disco album, it mixed Rock, Funk, Blues and Soul into electronic beats. It yielded two consecutive singles reaching Platinum status with sales of Two million each: The #1 hits "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls". The #2 hit "Dim All The Lights". would also become another Gold million seller. "Bad Girls" also became Summer’s first #1 song on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. With US record sales at an all-time apex in 1979, Summer had a straight run of five US Gold singles (Three of which went on to Platinum Selling status) that year alone. The Single "Hot Stuff" won Summer a second Grammy, for Best Female Rock Vocal

The 1980s
Summer’s first Geffen release, 1980’s The Wanderer, was something of a departure, in some ways closer to a rock/new wave affair. The title track, and accompanying singles "Cold Love" and "Who Do You Think You’re Foolin’?" saw Summer attempting to reach the same audience dominated by contemporaries like Blondie and Pat Benatar. The title track was another US million-selling hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning her yet another Gold single in the

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States. The album peaked at #13 on the US album charts and earned a Gold album certification in the US. Her next album, I’m a Rainbow, a new wave - oriented double album which also featured elements of Soul, R&B, British techno-pop and even synthbased Disco, was shelved by Geffen (although two of the tracks would re-surface during the 1980s on the Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Flashdance film soundtracks). Reluctantly, Summer left Moroder after seven years of collaboration, and began work with Quincy Jones. In 1982 Geffen released the Gold-certified, self-titled Donna Summer, and the new production from Quincy Jones was again in the Top 10 of the Pop, R&B, and Dance charts with the Grammy-nominated "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)". A second single, "State of Independence", on which Michael Jackson sang background along with a veritable "who’s who" of the music world, became a sizable international hit but a minor hit in the US, just missing the US Top 40. One more single from the album followed, "The Woman In Me", which was later recorded by Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart. It peaked at #33 on the Hot 100 and #30 on the R&B chart. In 1983 Summer scored her biggest triumph since Bad Girls with the release of the album, She Works Hard for the Money. The title track became one of her most played songs. The Grammy-nominated hit also became a pro-feminist anthem and was a staple on MTV, making her the first black woman to have a video air in heavy rotation on the channel. The single was also Summer’s biggest-ever R&B hit (#1 for three weeks) and had frequent play on BET. It was released on PolyGram’s Mercury Records to settle a legal dispute following PolyGram’s absorption of Casablanca. Oweing her old record company one more album as part of the legal dispute. It was Summer’s 6th LP in a row to feature a Billboard Top Ten Hit. A second single from the She Works Hard For The Money album, the reggae-flavored "Unconditional Love" featured vocals by British band Musical Youth and outsold the first single in the UK, but stopped short of the US Top 40, However making it to #9 on US Billboard R&B Chart The next few years saw Summer’s popularity decline. 1984’s Cats Without Claws peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Album Chart,

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while 1987’s All Systems Go stalled at #122 on the chart with no major hits. The first single, Dinner with Gershwin, was a sizable international hit as well as being a Top Ten US R&B hit. However, it was not enough to heal the difficult relationship with David Geffen. Summer left Geffen Records in 1988 to sign with Atlantic Records when he refused to release her next album.

Controversy
In the early 1980s, rumors began circulating that Summer had allegedly made anti-gay comments regarding the AIDS epidemic as being a punishment from God for homosexuality. The fallout from the alleged quote had a hugely negative impact on Summer’s career, which saw thousands of her records being returned to her record company by angered fans. However, Summer denied making any such remarks and many years later she filed a lawsuit against "New York" magazine when it reprinted the rumors "as fact", coincidently, right as Summer was about to release her latest album "Mistaken Identity" in 1991. [3]. According to an A&E Biography program in which Summer participated in 1995, the lawsuit was settled out of court with neither side discussing details of the setllement.

Gay Fan Base
As was noted in her VH1 Behind The Music biography, The Gay Community have been among Ms. Summer’s most passionate fans. In more recent times she headlined a major benefit for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis at Carnegie Hall in NYC in October of 1998. Donna performed at the London gay club, GA-Y, in October 1999, in support of her Live and More Enore CD. And most recently as the headliner for the annual "Gay Days" celebration at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 2007. The Boston based GLBT newspaper, "Bay Windows", contains the following in an interview done with the singer in 2008. "It’s not only the local community with which Summer boasts a proud camaraderie; she also considers herself a longtime friend of the gay community. "There’s such a fantastic bond between us," says Summer. "Some times, things have tried to break that up," she adds with a sigh, referring to those infamous rumors, circulated in the early 1980s, about anti-gay remarks the singer supposedly had made. Summer has repeatedly denied

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ever making the comments, even took legal action against a magazine that reprinted the rumors, and has since been a popular performer tapped for AIDS benefits. "I love the [gay] community," says Summer. "I think my career started at the gay clubs for a reason... There was one [drag queen] doing me at a show once, and I said, ’I wish I looked like that!’ In their review of her 2008 release, "Crayons", the Washington Blade noted that the level of affection for her among the gay community remains solid and strong as ever.

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remixes from the unreleased I’m a Rainbow album recorded back in 1981: Title track "I’m a Rainbow" and "Dont Cry for me Argentina". In 1993, she participated in the Edith Piaf: Tribute album, with her cover for the song "La Vie En Rose". A gospel-influenced Christmas album entitled Christmas Spirit in 1994 became Summer’s first Christmas album and her first fulllength album in over three years, and a new compilation entitled Endless Summer (both released by PolyGram) also contained two new tracks, "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" and "Anyway at all". The single "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" hit Number #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and eventually became #1 on the 1995 "Hot Dance Music/Club Play" Year end charts.. In 1995, a remix of "I Feel Love" (with newly recorded vocals) became a hit again in the UK, reaching #8 there and #9 on "Billboard’s Dance Club Play" chart. The following year she would score another Top 20 hit there with a new remix of "State of Independence". In 1996, Summer’s album I’m a Rainbow was finally released by Polygram’s Mercury Records after a 15 year delay. In 1994 and 1997 she played the role of "Aunt Oona from Altoona" on the TV series Family Matters. She also sang "Last Dance" in her first episode. 1996 saw Summer collaborating in several others artists’ projects: "Does He Love You?" - a duet with Liza Minnelli for Minnelli’s album Gently; "Whenever There Is Love" duet with Bruce Roberts for the Daylight Soundtrack (also recording a version in Spanish); "From A Distance" with Nanci Griffith And Raul Malo for the "One Voice" project; and "Someday" for the CD Mouse House Remixes (Song From Disney’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame OST). In 1998, Summer was the first artist to receive a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording for her 1992 collaboration with Giorgio Moroder, "Carry On", after the song was remixed and released as a single in 1997. In 1999, Summer starred in a televised live concert on the VH1 network entitled Donna Summer - Live and More Encore. The special earned the network their highest ratings of the year, second only to their annual Divas concert. Performing a string of her classics and new singles, she also sang "Dim All the

Later career
Summer rebounded again in 1989 with the album Another Place and Time, a collaboration with British top dance-pop songwriting and production team Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman known as Stock Aitken & Waterman. "This Time I Know It’s For Real" became Summer’s fourteenth Top 10 Billboard Pop hit in the US and returned her to Gold-single selling status. It was also a Top 5 hit in the UK, and a huge success on Adult Contemporary radio, holding at #2 for four weeks. Another track, "I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt", became another UK Top 10 hit. The follow-up single, "Love’s About To Change My Heart", reached the UK Top 20 and became a US Top 5 Dance Chart hit, but stalled at #85 on the Billboard Pop chart. The album itself peaked at #17 in the UK, and peaked at #53 in the US. The plan was that Donna would record a second album with Stock, Aitken and Waterman but they "Stock, Aitken and Waterman" had a falling out and the album was never recorded. In 1991, she released the album Mistaken Identity, which incorporated New Jack Swing and Urban Contemporary into her music. The album was not a commercial success and sold less than 50,000 copies in the US, failing to even appear on the Billboard Album Chart (though it reached #97 on the R&B Albums chart). However, Summer did score a Top Twenty R&B hit with "When Love Cries". The following year, Summer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The year also saw her collaborate with Giorgio Moroder for the first time in over a decade with the song "Carry On". First featured on his Forever Dancing album, the following year the track would be featured on the double album The Donna Summer Anthology. This compilation also featured Two exclusive

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Lights" as a tribute to Rod Stewart. Summer acknowledges that she wrote the song for Stewart but later kept the song and recorded it herself. She also performed an updated version of "No More Tears" with Australian pop diva Tina Arena. A live CD of the special (on the Epic label) and DVD of the special were released, returning the singer back to the U.S. albums chart, Reaching #43 and Selling just under half a million copies in the USA. Summer scored two # 1 dance hits that year with "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" and "Love Is the Healer" (both found as new studio tracks on the live album). She also collaborated with the song "My Prayer For You" in the project Sing Me To Sleep, Mommy. During that year, Summer recorded the theme song for Pokémon: The Movie 2000, entitled "The Power of One". Around this time, Summer also recorded the song "Dreamcatcher" for the Naturally Native Original Soundtrack. In 2000, she continued collaborating with other artists in different albums: For the project Child of the Promise she delivered "When the Dream Never Dies" and the duet with Crystal Lewis, "I Cannot Be Silent". For The Mercy Project album, she recorded the song "Take Heart" and for Darwin Hobbs’ Vertical CD, she duetted "When I Look Up". In 2003, a Greatest-hits compilation called The Journey was released, which reached the UK Top 10 the following year. Here she included Three new tracks: "That’s The Way", "Dream A Lots Theme (I Will Live For Love)" and also a new track, "You’re So Beautiful", in remixed form eventually reaching the US Top #5 on Hot Dance Music/Club Playchart. On September 20, 2004, Summer was among the first artists to be inducted into the newly formed Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. She was inducted in two categories, Artist Inductees (alongside fellow disco legends The Bee Gees and Barry White), and Record Inductees for her classic hit "I Feel Love". Summer added to her achievements in October 2004 when she performed "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Boston’s Fenway Park. In 2005, Summer returned once again to the US Top 5 Hot Dance/Club Play charts with the single "I Got your Love" reaching Number #4. (This song was reportely heard on an episode of "Sex in the City")

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Crayons
In 2008 Summer released, Crayons, on Sony BMG imprint Burgundy Records. Remixes of the track "I’m A Fire" reached #1[4] on the U.S. Dance Chart, as did the first official single, "Stamp Your Feet", which was released in April, 2008. The tracks became Summer’s 19th and 20th #1 Billboard singles of her career and her 28th and 29th Top Ten Billboard singles. [5] In January 2009, "Fame" (The Game) reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart making this her 21st #1 Billboard single and 30th Top Ten Billboard single. The album Crayons debuted at #17, making this her all-time highest debut on the US Album Chart and her highest charting album since She Works Hard For The Money reached #9 twenty-five years earlier. The Adult Contemporary single "Sand on my Feet" would eventually reach #30 on that chart in the Fall of 2008.

Awards and recognition
• Summer has received five Grammy Awards. [6] • Summer placed a Top Forty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in every year from 1976 ("Love to Love You Baby") to 1984 ("There Goes My Baby"). • Summer is the first female artist to have four #1 singles in a 13-month period, and the first female artist to have five Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten hits in a calendar year. • Summer was the first artist to score three consecutive number-one double albums. • Summer was twice honored by the Dance Music Hall of Fame; once with her induction as a recording artist and again with the induction for her influential single "I Feel Love".[7] • Summer’s music career has landed her as the eighth most successful female recording artist in history according to Billboard. • Summer’s career span of Billboard #1 Disco/Club Play hits spans from 1975’s "Love to Love You Baby" through 2009’s "Fame (The Game)".

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• Summer’s "Dim All the Lights" was a Top 40 Dance hit for Laura Branigan in 1995, appearing on her The Best of Branigan album. • Summer’s "Last Dance" and "On the Radio" were covered by Tejano/pop singer Selena, most famously at one of her last shows at the Houston Astrodome, on February 26, 1995. • Summer’s "All Through the Night" was covered in 1982 by KC and The Sunshine Band on thier Painter album, and in 1995 by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her album Baby Woman, featuring Luther Vandross on backing vocals. • Summer’s "Bad Girls" was recorded by British Jazz and US pop singer Juliet Roberts in 1998, and again in 2000 by Cheryl Chase for the Nick film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie. • Summer’s "Love Is in Control" was covered by pop singer Sheena Easton on her 2000 disco album Fabulous. • In 1985 Dusty Springfield reached #83 on the UK charts with a cover of "Sometimes like Butterflies". • Summer’s Heaven Knows was recorded by Faith Evans for inclusion on the soundtrack for the film, The Fighting Temptations. • Summer’s The Woman In Me was recorded by Heart in the early 1990’s. • Summer’s She Works Hard For The Money was often performed by Millie Jackson during her mid-1980’s concerts. • Summer’s Last Dance and She Works Hard For The Money are often included in concerts given by Mary Wilson.

Cover versions by other artists
Summer’s recording of "I Feel Love" is one of the most sampled recordings. The song was sampled by Madonna, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Moloko, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Mylo, David Guetta, Stuart Price, Moby and many more. "I Feel Love" was recorded by classical pop musician Vanessa-Mae for her 1998 album Storm. • Summer’s "Love to Love You Baby" was also sampled by Beyonce Knowles "Naughty Girl" • "I Feel Love" has been covered onstage by Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante, Kylie Minogue, Blondie, Basement Jaxx, and Finnish progressive rock band Kingston Wall. Venus Hum with Blue Man Group also performed this song with Japanese singer Koda Kumi for their album The Complex, and in 2006, Tracy Bonham stood in for Hum on the Blue Man Group tour, performing the song. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond released the track as a duet with an added bridge section and titled it "I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me", reaching number 3 in the UK charts in April 1985.[8] In 1992 U.K. alterna-pop group Curve recorded a version for the NME’s 40th anniversary compilation Ruby Trax, which became an instant underground classic. Madonna’s production team sampled this for her 2006 Confessions Tour and album, Confessions On A Dance Floor. "Future Lovers" contains a sample of "I Feel Love". But Kylie Minogue’s team also sampled this for her 2002 KylieFever. Kylie performed "Light Years" which contains elements of "I Feel Love". • Summer’s "Starting Over Again" was a number one hit on the Hot Country Songs chart for Dolly Parton in 1980. Reba McEntire named her 1995 album after the song, and her version hit #17 on the country singles chart in 1996. • Summer’s "On the Radio" was covered by country artist Emmylou Harris for her 1983 album White Shoes. British singer and actress Martine McCutcheon recorded a version that reached number 7 in the UK charts in February 2001.[8] • Summer’s "Sunset People" was covered by E.G. Daily on her Wild Child album (1985).

Discography
For a detailed listing of albums and singles, see: Donna Summer discography.

References
[1] allmusic ((( Donna Summer > Biography ))) [2] Official website [3] http://www.ottawaxpress.ca/music/ music.aspx?iIDArticle=15092 [4] Billboard- Updated Album Charts from the most Trusted Music Magazine [5] Billboard Music Charts - Latest Music News - Music Videos [6] GRAMMY Winners Search

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[7] Dance Music Hall Of Fame Announces Induction Ceremony [8] ^ http://www.everyhit.com - accessed 28 Jan 2007 [1]

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• List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart • List of honorific titles in popular music

See also
Brooklyn Dreams Best selling music artists List of number-one hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.) • List of number-one dance hits (United States) • • • •

External links and sources
• Official website • Billboard Facts & Weekly Charts for Donna Summer • Donna Summer at the Internet Movie Database • Cover & Tracklists

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