Driving home today it was warm so a lot of people had their windows down. Strangely I was hearing disco music while sitting at different red lights. Then I found it wasn’t really so strange, it was in fact quite sad. The reason radio stations were playing disco on this sunny May 17th afternoon is because Donna Summer has passed away at the age of 63 after a fight with lung cancer.
So when I picked up the boys and got back in the car I turned on my favorite radio station, 93.7 WSTW and was not surprised to hear ‘She Works Hard for Her Money’ blaring through the speakers.
Donna Summer was more than disco though her music was all the rage in the 1970s it never really aged. Her voice always had this sultry edge to it that people found invigorating and appealing. Other Donna Summer songs we have loved throughout the years include “Hot Stuff” and “Last Dance.”
I am sure she will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.