Now this is truly sad news! I always respected Ms. Summer's resolve and talent even as disco was fading out-later hits like She Works Hard for the Money definitely influenced Our brilliant Lady Madonna as her own Rabbit Life was gathering steam with Borderline and Like a Virgin. I am happy Madonna incorporated Future Lovers/I Feel Love as one song during the Confessions Tour in 06. And both Love to Love You Baby and Justify My Love are still to this day landmark recordings in Rock-two of the most erotically-charged songs ever to hit #1 on the Billboard charts! Both Summer and Ciccone changed the game in music-combining Dance and Rock as if they will always be one entity-I Definitely think Donna Summer will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Madonna will induct her. Both artists changed the game and broke down barriers in Rock! I know this is another sad day for Madonna-first Dick Clark, then Adam Yauch and now Donna Summer! What is the world coming to?
You're right about I Feel Love and Justify My Love. They are truly the most sexiest songs ever recorded!
I always liked Donna. The 70's stuff was great but This Time I Know It's For Real was also brilliant (think it was about 1989?)And let's not forget that cute Ma(donna) Summer t-shirt that Madonna wore during Reinvention.Watching Future Lovers makes me think the Confessions Tour was Madonna's best even concert opening. It sends shivers down my spine.Rest easy Donna Summer, thank you for the music.
rip donna. i gasped with shock. iconic, without a doubt.hmm i didn't see it live so it's hard to say, but i don't think future lovers was her best ever opening. i think you've been seduced by the (over)power of aklerund's editing. that concert film had way too many cuts, imo. her most powerful opening has to be blonde ambition express yourself or vogue reinvention tour. the yoga posing was genuis.
For M's best entrances I'm torn between Confessions "Future Lovers," and Blonde Ambition 'Express Yourself.' Although the yoga poses for Reinvention's "Vogue" were wonderful, that opening was overshadowed (imo) of 'Nobody Knows Me," the 2nd number.I've also always loved 'Erotica' from Girlie Show, even when everybody seemed to slam it. And 'Open Your Heart' from Who's That Girl I must've watched 1000x. It's so hard to pick! My heart says 'Express Yourself,' but still not sure. Hopefully what's to come in the next 2 weeks will decide it!
Confessions was easily up there as her best entrances. There was no 'being fooled' as I saw the show live, in person, 4 times.Express Yourself from BA and DYU from TVT are also fantastic entrances.
Lung cancer just like it got my mom. Very sad.RIP.
Very very sad! I had no idea she was battling cancer. The news reaffirmed tonight that it was something that she and the family kept private. I respect that so much. I didn't grow up with her but in my early 20s I saw her do a come back show on VH1 and it blew my socks off. I bought the DVD and played it for friends at parties that didn't know much of her and they were instant fans. RIP Donna Summer.
"I Feel Love" is, imho, the second greatest dance track OF ALL TIME (and it's a close second). RIP Donna Summer. A true superstar.
Donna was such a great albums artist - so many hidden treasures on all her albums besides all the hit singles. What a strong discography she leaves behind - THE WANDERER and I'M A RAINBOW being my two favorites - but so many other classics. I've been sad all day - so thankful we got one last album from her (CRAYONS) and that I saw her live. Donna was up there with Madonna in those closest to my heart. Donna is the third of my "ladies" I've lost after June Pointer and Teena Marie. RIP Sweet Summer - you must be magic.
I dug out my LAV Japanese 12" promo with Donna Summer Supernatural on the back.... It's a little battered but even back in 1984 these two ladies we're brought together, Who would have thought back then in 2006 Madonna would still be as big now as she was then and covering I Feel Love........ RIP Donna Summer
still love donna...how sad....may you rest in eternal peace.