Disco legend Donna Summer died today at the age of 63 after a long bout with cancer. She grew up only a few miles from me in the Roxbury section of Boston. And even though I lived in one of those towns where publicly admitting you liked dance music was the equivalent of putting a “KICK ME” sign on your own back, I bet there’s not a kid among us who didn’t secretly listen to Donna Summer songs. There was no denying how talented she was. After a star turn in the ’70s Disco-ploitation crapfest “Thank God It’s Friday…
… she didn’t act much. But her songs enriched the soundtracks to a generation of movies, from teen sex flick “Foxes” to “Splash” to “Lost in America” to “Charlie Wilson’s War” to several others. Basically anywhere someone was grabbing a last dance, with some bad girls or working hard for the money.
So in tribute to her untimely passing, here are one MovieQuoter’s favorite Donna Summer soundtrack moments:
3. The Birdcage
2. Charlie’s Angels
1. The Full Monty
RIP, Queen of Disco. @JerryThornton1