Dear Donna Summer,
I remember when I was in high school, my parents introduced me to you. They bought your Live and More Encore album. I would listen to my dad play it and thought there was some good songs. I was like this lady’s kind of good. I realize that your core demographic probably wasn’t straight teenage males, like me, but I’m not afraid to admit it, I kind of like you.
Macarthur Park, Last Dance, On the Radio, No More Tears (Enough is Enough) – all such great songs.
I even spent my very own pocket money buying your Gold compilation album, with not just one, but two discs full of Donna Summer classics. I remember the first time I heard Love’s Unkind , I identified with it straight away. And that’s all it takes to make a connection for life. One song about a shared experience and suddenly there’s a bond between two people (in this case, you and I) and even though we’ll never meet each other – this we will always share.
I’m sorry to see that you’ve gone so early. 63 is so young and I think you still had more to give. You, Whitney, Amy [Winehouse], Michael – I wish that you were all still here, doing what you do. You all had a lot to offer and while none of you remain, well, we will never forget you.
Rest in peace Donna Summer – and thanks for the music.