Donna Summer (soul/disco diva)

~ Person

Annotation

Not to be confused with the breakcore band by the same name

Annotation last modified on 2013-08-11 23:22 UTC.

Legal name: Donna Gaines

Wikipedia

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. 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 and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records, 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 US 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.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Lady of the Night Donna Summer 3 3
1975 Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer 5 2
1976 A Love Trilogy Donna Summer 5 2
1976 Four Seasons of Love Donna Summer 4.5 3
1977 I Remember Yesterday Donna Summer 4.5 3
1977 Once Upon a Time... Donna Summer 5 2
1979 Bad Girls Donna Summer 5 5
1980 The Wanderer Donna Summer 4 4
1982 Donna Summer Donna Summer 5 4
1983 She Works Hard for the Money Donna Summer 4.5 6
1984 Cats Without Claws Donna Summer 4 4
1987 All Systems Go Donna Summer 3.5 3
1989 Another Place and Time Donna Summer 4 5
1991 Mistaken Identity Donna Summer 3 3
1994 Christmas Spirit Donna Summer 4 1
1994 Na Na Hey Hey Donna Summer 1 2
1995 Nice to See You Donna Summer 1 1
1996 I'm a Rainbow Donna Summer 3.5 3
2008 Crayons Donna Summer 4.5 2
Fun Street Donna Summer 1
The Wanderer / She Works Hard for the Money Donna Summer 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II Donna Summer 5 3
1980 Walk Away: Collector's Edition (The Best of 1977-1980) Donna Summer 1
1987 The Dance Collection: A Compilation of Twelve Inch Singles Donna Summer 5 2
1990 The Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer 5 1
1991 This Time I Know It's for Real Donna Summer 1
1993 The Donna Summer Anthology Donna Summer 2
1994 Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits Donna Summer 3
1995 Greatest Hits Donna Summer 5 1
1998 Greatest Hits Donna Summer 5 1
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Donna Summer Donna Summer 3
2003 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer 1
2003 The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer 3
2004 The Ultimate Collection Donna Summer 4.5 1
2005 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer 1
2005 Gold Donna Summer 5 1
2005 Golden Favourites Donna Summer 1
2011 Donna Summer Donna Summer 1
2013 I Feel Love: The Collection Donna Summer 5 1
2014 Donna Donna Summer 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Donna Summer, Volume 2 Donna Summer 1
Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer 5 1
Grand Collection Donna Summer 1
Greatest Hits History Donna Summer 5 1
Shout It Out Donna Summer 1
The Summer Collection: Greatest Hits Donna Summer 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Live and More Donna Summer 5 2
1983 Hot Summer Night Donna Summer 1
1999 VH1 Presents Live & More Encore! Donna Summer 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Love to Love You Donna Donna Summer 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Denver Dream Donna Summer 3 1
1974 The Hostage Donna Summer 4 1
1975 Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer 4.5 4
1977 Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over) Donna Summer 1
1977 Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep) Donna Summer 5 2
1977 I Feel Love Donna Summer 5 7
1977 I Remember Yesterday Donna Summer 4.5 1
1977 Winter Melody Donna Summer 5 1
1978 Last Dance Donna Summer 5 1
1978 MacArthur Park / Once Upon a Time Donna Summer 5 1
1978 Rumour Has It Donna Summer 5 1
1979 Bad Girls Donna Summer 5 1
1979 Dim All the Lights Donna Summer 5 1
1979 Heaven Knows Donna Summer 5 1
1979 Hot Stuff Donna Summer 5 2
1979 MacArthur Park / I Feel Love Donna Summer 5 1
1979 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand 1
1982 Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger) Donna Summer 5 2
1982 State of Independence Donna Summer 5 4
1982 The Woman in Me Donna Summer 5 1
1984 Supernatural Love Donna Summer 4.5 1
1984 There Goes My Baby Donna Summer 1
1987 Dinner With Gershwin Donna Summer 1
1989 MacArthur Park Suite / Last Dance Donna Summer 1
1994 Melody of Love Donna Summer 5 1
1996 Whenever There Is Love (From "Daylight") Bruce Roberts And Donna Summer 5 3
1997 Carry On Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder 5 1
1999 I Will Go With You (Con te partirò) Donna Summer 5 2
2010 To Paris With Love Donna Summer 4.5 1
Love Is the Healer Donna Summer 5 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 You're So Beautiful (Remixes) Donna Summer 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 MacArthur Park (Rosabel's 2013 Club Mixes) Donna Summer 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Millennium Donna Summer 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Hits, Singles & More Donna Summer 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.