I have just discovered that I am truly the purveyor of fake news. I claimed that “My Sharona” by The Knack was replaced by disco. I was completely wrong. I blame my dyslexic memory for dates, and my inability to read and analyze a Billboard Top 100 list of 1979.
Donna Summer reigned at the number one position from July 14th to August 11th of 1979 with “Bad Girls”. “Aww, beep beep.” “Good Times” by Chic followed for a modest week, and then Knackmania with “My Sharona” from August 25th to September 29th.
Donna Summer has earned the title Queen of Disco. There is a fine line between so many hits and too many: “Love To Love You Baby”, “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “Heaven Knows” and so many more. Don’t believe me? “On The Radio”. “Dim All The Lights”. “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”. “Hot Stuff”. “She Works Hard For The Money”. “Could It Be Magic”. “MacArthur Park”.
Since I mentioned “MacArthur Park”.
1975. Donna Summer meets Giorgio Moroder, the king of Euro-disco. They produce a 17-minute discotheque version of “Love To Love You Baby”. The BBC, not to be confused with The British Broadcasting Corporation, The Bedroom Boogie Counter, tallied 23 orgasms in the recording. The song goes on to be an international disco hit. Donna Summer would follow.
She became a born-again Christian in the mid-1980s, and seriously dissed the gay community by allegedly remarking, AIDS was a punishment from God for the immoral lifestyles of homosexuals.
In 2012, God struck down Donna Summer with lung cancer for inhaling toxic fumes and dust after 9/11.
Donna Summer Salt
/ˈdänə/ /ˈsəmər/ /sôlt/
brand of salt, or sodium chloride, endorsed by Queen of disco, Donna Summer
synonyms: Andy Summers Salt, Suzanne Somers Salt, Omar Eppsom Salt
“After schmearing some Mel Torméyo on my samwich, I added a pinch of Donna Summer Salt and Sgt. Pepper, I was visibly drooling.”
“The waitress did a somersault after I demanded the Donna Summer Salt; how could I have known that her name was Donna?”