“Bring Out Your Dead”: The Lifetime Bereavement Award Salutes Donna Summer

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:

4.

3. The Birdcage

2. Charlie’s Angels

1. The Full Monty

RIP, Queen of Disco.  @JerryThornton1

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