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RIP Donna Summer


She’ll go down in history as the disco queen of disco queens, and rightly so, but my favorite Donna Summer song was one that struck a comparatively subdued key.  When she sang the opening lines of  “On the Radio,”  you could hear something distinctly plaintive and searching in her voice; a lovely, vulnerable quality that most of the rest of her songs just weren’t built to accommodate. “On the Radio” was the intro music to the 1980 classic Foxes, the noir-ish, proto-Kids portrayal of a group of teenaged girls figuring out/messing up their lives with sex and drugs in 1970s San Fernando Valley. I’ll always associate it with that movie, because it  brought something warm to the story; an empathy and love for the characters that bordered at times on heartbreak.

Posted on May 17th, 2012 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. Sharon says:

    Very sad to hear of her passing. Part of the sound track of my life.

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  3. Madeline says:

    Foxes is such a great movie. Jodie Foster AND Cherie Curry?? Yowza. that song set the perfect tone for the film- all smog and tube tops

  4. Kiki says:

    FOXES!!! A perfect girl 80s movie. I’m going to Netflix right now in honor of Donna Summers.