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Donna Summer's 'Macarthur Park 2013' Remix #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

By April Neale Dec 15, 2013, 0:33 GMT

Donna Summer's 'Macarthur Park 2013' Remix #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

Donna Summer\'s \'Macarthur Park 2013\' Remix #1 on Billboard\'s Dance Club Songs Chart

Monsters and Critics adores Donna Summer.

Boston native Donna Summer, who passed away last May, was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past spring during a star-studded ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in LA.


Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child began her tribute saying, “Dim the lights, sweet darlings, because we’re about to induct another queen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Donna Summers inducted into the Rock and Roll... by dtwmjb1

Rowland described Summer’s voice as “sent from above” and praised her ability to move people. She joked, “I’m sure me, and a lot of y’all up in here, were made to that record [Love to love you baby].”

Donna's husband Bruce Sudano (32 years married), and her three daughters Mimi, Brooklyn, and Amanda took the stage to accept the honor for their mother. Sudano said, “This is obviously a bittersweet moment,” said Sudano, “but as a family we determined that tonight we would lean on the sweet side of the occasion.” Sudano also said if Summer had been able to attend she would have been very excited and grateful, and perhaps cracking jokes. “She was a very funny girl,” Sudano said.

For the 20th time Donna has topped the Billboard Dance Club chart with “MacArthur Park 2013” a remix of the classic song by Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera)

This would mark the 5th consecutive decade in which DONNA has scored a Billboard #1 and the 20th time to achieve this accomplishment.

Her first Dance Club #1 was 1975’s “Love To Love You Baby”.

From the press release:

Singer/songwriter/pop culture icon and 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee DONNA SUMMER rocketed to international superstardom in the mid-1970s, when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacle of sales and radio charts around the world.  On October 22, Verve Records released LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA, a remix record celebrating her life and voice.

 Highlights from LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA include the legendary producer Giorgio Moroder's entirely re-imagined version of "Love to Love You Baby," originally recorded in November of 1975; Afrojack’s take on “I Feel Love,” and indie electro artists Hot Chip’s  interpretation of “Sunset People.” Also included are remixes of “Hot Stuff” by Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper, Laidback Luke’s remix of “MacArthur Park,” Duke Dumont’s remix of “Dim The Lights” and more.

Maintaining an unbroken string of hits throughout the 70s and 80s, most of which she wrote, Donna Summer (1948-2012) holds the record for most consecutive double albums to hit #1 on the Billboard charts (three) and is the first woman to have four #1 singles in a twelve-month period, three as a solo artist and one as a duo with Barbra Streisand.  A five-time Grammy Award-winner, she was the first artist to win the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female (1979, "Hot Stuff"), as well as the first-ever recipient of the Grammy for Best Dance Recording (1997, "Carry On").  

She held six American Music Awards, three consecutive #1 platinum double albums (she’s the only artist, male or female, ever to accomplish this), 11 gold albums, four #1 singles, 2 platinum singles, and 12 gold singles. Donna was also the first female artist to have a #1 single and #1 album on the Billboard charts simultaneously (“MacArthur Park” and Live & More, 1978), a feat she also repeated six months later (“Hot Stuff” and Bad Girls, 1979). In 2004, she became one of the first inductees, as both an Artist Inductee and a Record Inductee (for 1977's "I Feel Love") into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. In 2013, Donna Summer was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It is estimated that Ms. Summer has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.

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