the Buzz for May 18th, 2012


Donna Summer — “She Works Hard for the Money” (from Gold) — She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer: Gold

Her own career hit a rough patch after the pop music world turned so violently against the disco craze, but her legacy is well assured, and she surely left this plane yesterday morning knowing in her soul that there’s not a dance club diva currently drawing breath — from Kim Sozzi and Kristine W to Madonna to that rancid tart Ke$ha and the garish GaGa — who doesn’t owe her a massive debt of gratitude for the trail she blazed so brilliantly in her heyday. (Rest in peace, Miss Donna, and much love to your family and friends.)