Cultural Remembrance: Donna Summer, You Will Be Missed!

The world just lost the queen of disco. Growing up, every Nigerian function wasn’t popping until Donna Summer’s classic cut, “Last Dance.” Even if you couldn’t feel your toes or you were so tired, everyone got up on their feet to boogie down to “Last Dance.” I spent many nights on top of my mom’s dresser as a kid jamming to this song thinking to myself “I’m Donna Summer!” Oh the memories this one song gave me. “On The Radio” was my second favorite Donna Summer cut. I enjoyed her last album, Crayons! The fact that she wasn’t inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame disgusts me but we wouldn’t dwell on that right now. So I’m extremely saddened to learn about her passing. She (born: LaDonna Adrian Gaines) will be missed!

Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from her previous marriage. source

Here’s are my favorite Donna Summer classics:

“Last Dance”

“On the Radio”

“Bad Girls”

“She Works Hard for the Money”

“Hot Stuff”

“I Feel Love”

“MacArthur Park”

With Barbra Streisand: No More Tears (Enough is Enough)

“Love To Love You Baby”

“TOOT TOOT, HEYYYYYYYY BEEP BEEP!” Get Your Donna Summer Fix on YouTubeVEVO!

Cultural Remembrance is a feature honoring the dearly departed.


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Cultural Toast is a blogazine run by Chioma, a Nigerian Metropolitan-based fashion writer. This blogazine celebrates with a cultural toast to a post-1960 Nigeria with its focus on entertainment and fashion news. African fashion, style and trends will be readily available on

Posted on May 17, 2012, in Cultural Remembrance, Music and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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