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Quotes:

God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful
- Donna Summer
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: La Donna Gaines. Submitted by: Cara Miles

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Disco Divine. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: Brown Sugar. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Brooke-Lynne - I wonder if she was also conceived there! Submitted by: Jessica
  • Brooklyn - The name of one of her three daughters. Submitted by: Eric Andrews

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"She Works Hips for the Money""She Works Hard for the Money"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Cold Stuff""Hot Stuff"Sam
"There Goes My Career""There Goes My Baby"disco

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"I'm A Fire,"People aren't fires.Yvette Bristle
"I'm A Rainbow,"No person is a rainbow.Yvette Bristle
"Whispering Waves,"Waves don't whisper.Yvette Bristle
"Love Has A Mind Of Its Own,"Uhm, no, it does not.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Music," Madonna"On The Radio," Donna Summer
"Who Let The Dogs Out?," Baha Men"Heaven Knows," Donna Summer
"Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," Raspberries"On The Radio," Donna Summer
"Bad Boys," Inner Circle"Bad Girls," Donna Summer
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Love Is In Control (Finger On The Tigger)" originally "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
If tigger's slow down to have fingers on them?
me
"Ad Girls" originally "Bad Girls"
Girls who take part in advertisements!
Tracy

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Love To Glove You, Baby" originally "Love To Love You, Baby"
Candy Welty
"Own The Radio" originally "On The Radio"
Serafina
"Bard Grils" originally "Bad Girls"
They are in Shakespearean troupe?
Peter
"Won The Radio" originally "On The Radio"
It was a prize in a contest.
Serafina
"Glove Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" originally "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
Regina George of the Jungle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Rove To Love You, Baby" originally "Love To Love You, Baby"
Candy Welty
"Dove To Love You, Baby" originally "Love To Love You, Baby"
Candy Welty
"Lore To Love You, Baby" originally "Love To Love You, Baby"
Candy Welty
"Love To Love Lou, Baby" originally "Love To Love You, Baby"
Candy Welty
"Ban Girls" originally "Bad Girls"
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"It's Not The Way""It's Not That Way"Rex Ungericht
"Bad Girls""Chauffeurs"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Love to Love You Baby""Love to Watch You Bradys"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Bad Girls""If Donna Summer Wrote Karn Evil 9"Edward Genereux
"Love to Love You baby""I'm Not Wearing Underwear"Tony Wiseguy
"She Works Hard For The Money""2009 Carquest Auto Parts 300 (NNS) Recap Song"Jay Jianoran
"I Will Survive""I Will Survive (Through A 15 Paper Nightmare Essay)"D-Boz
"On the Radio""Old Tube Radio"Susanna Viljanen
"Hot Stuff""Hot Rod"Phil Alexander
"Hot Stuff""Pasta"Agrimorfee

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
MacArthur ParkWorld War II Veterans Memorial Fundraising CampaignForteen and Baeutiful
Hot StuffMexican-style RestaurantEdward
On The RadioAny Radio StationDa Phoenix

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Bad GirlsConventkookoodee
On The RadioRadio StationMarv
Love To Love You BabySex-a-holics AnonymousBiG BaCoN

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Remember Larry
   Weird Al Yankovic
On The Radio
   Donna Summer
I Remember Larry On The Radio
He either had his own show, or was a program guest
Keira Dayley
I'll Be
   Edwin McCain
On The Radio
   Donna Summer
I'll Be On The Radio
Evan Shortoria
When You Walk In The Room
   Jackie DeShannon
I Feel Love
   Donna Summer
When You Walk in the Room, I Feel Love
Sutch
Put Your Records On
   Corinne Bailey Rae
On The Radio
   Donna Summer
Put Your Records On The Radio
...so we can all hear them!
nally
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Donna Lynn Summer
Donna Lynn combined with Donna Summer
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Hot Summer
Hot combined with Donna Summer
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Louis Prima Donna Summer
Louis Prima combined with Donna Summer
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
The Donna Summers
The Donnas combined with Donna Summer
Submitted By: Emily

There are additional Donna Summer Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"She Works Hard for the Money"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though you never treat her right
Original Lyrics:
So you better treat her right
"Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got the fever for the flavor
Original Lyrics:
I've got my finger on the trigger
"Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your name is on the board and...
Original Lyrics:
Your name is on the bullet
"Hot Stuff"
Misheard Lyrics:
I mean hot stuff
Original Lyrics:
I need hot stuff
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Hot Stuff"
Misheard Lyrics:
I mean hot stuff
Original Lyrics:
I need hot stuff

Story about this misheard lyric by: Isac

Because I thought Donna was actually saying "I mean hot stuff," I sang the lyrics as "I mean hot stuff," and I sang them like I meant business. When I stayed with my grandma and grandpa (both of whom are dead now) back in 1989 when they lived in Thonotosassa, Florida, I sang the lyrics as "I mean hot stuff" (it seemed worth it to me at the time). I even WROTE the lyrics "I mean hot stuff" on a piece of paper. My grandma had given me a special doodle pad in which the ink in the pens show up as different colors when you draw on the pages, and I wrote the lyrics as "I mean hot stuff."

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"She Works Hard For the Money"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
She works hard for the money
So hard for it honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right
Why They're Repetitive:
Okay, we get it! She works hard for the money!
Submitted by: Glenn
"She Works Hard for the Money"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
She works hard for the money
So hard for it honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right
Why They're Repetitive:
I tried to count how many times she repeats this, but I fell asleep.
Submitted by: Glenn
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"MacArthur Park"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down
Why They're Nonsensical:
She makes it sound like MacArthur Park is a cake. I mean MacArthur Park is exactly what its name implies, a park...at least most of us would think.
Submitted by: Wario
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"MacArthur Park"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Someone left the cake out in the rain.
Why They're Insincere:
Who in their right mind would be smart enough to leave a cake out in the rain? That's a good way to ruin a perfectly good cake! It's just plain dumb to do. So don't do it!
Submitted by: Isac
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"She Works Hard For The Money"
Opening Lines:
She works hard for the money, so hard for it, honey, She works hard for the money, so you better treat her right.
Comments:
1983's "She Works Hard For The Money" was Donna Summer's biggest hit since 1979's "No More Tears" duet with Barbra Streisand. In the interim she had moved to Geffen records from Casablanca records, and then made a further move to Polydor records (but ended up in a contractual dispute with Geffen record owner, David Geffen, and had to record an lp, "She Works Hard For The Money", on Polydor that some of the proceeds went to Geffen), became a born again Christian and had to see and hear a changing pop music industry that had gone away from Disco to at first a Harder Rock sound and then to New Wave. In that manner, Summer's first top ten hit in the New Wave era was "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" from the fall of 1982, it fit in perfectly at time when the big names on the charts were the Go-Go's, Men At Work, the Human League and the Motels. In 1983, and maybe because of the contractual dispute with Geffen, "She Works Hard For The Money" on Polydor was even more fitting in with the times when the big pop names changed even more to such artists as the Eurythmics, the Culture Club and Duran Duran, as well as Michael Jackson. "She Works Hard For The Money" was released in late summer 1983 and quickly went to #3 and partly on the basis of a wonderful video. After this Summer would continue to have some minor hits, until the top ten hit of 1989, "This Time I Know It's For Real" (which sounded the most like her Disco hits of old than any song had in years). Summer has continued to record and go on concert from time to time.
Submitted by: Peter
"On The Radio"
Opening Lines:
Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio, And they told the world just how you felt.
Comments:
"On The Radio" was a top five hit for Summer in the spring of 1980, and would be her last hit on the Casablanca records label before she went to a more lucrative contract with Geffen records. "On The Radio" was from the "On The Radio, Greatest Hits, Volume 1 & 2" lp and also contains the #1 November 1979 hit duo that Summer had with Barbra Streisand, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". Shortly after the success with the single of "On The Radio" Summer left Casablanca for Geffen and then became a Born Again Christian. Summer continued to have some slight success with tunes, for a time on Geffen, but none of the tunes went into the top ten. By this time such groups as Pat Benatar, the Pretenders, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Journey and REO Speedwagon were taking pop music back to it's rock music foundations of the 1950's and 1960's and Disco was dying a slow death due to it's excesses and a changing audience. Donna was relegated to the sidelines at this time, but not for long as Donna was starting to listen to some of the new dance synthesizer pop called New Wave by groups such as the Go-Go's, the Human League, and Duran Duran were starting to become popular.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Love I Sin Control (Finger On The Trigger)" originally "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"If Eel Love" originally "I Feel Love"
Do eel love?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Named Mourns Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Merman Sound Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Madmen Run So Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Man's Mourned Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Random Menus Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Handier, Too" originally "On The Radio"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Grab Lids" originally "Bad Girls"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"People's Tunes" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Tuneless Pope" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Lose Pete's Pun" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"MacArthur Park"
The Lyrics:
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down
Why:
MacArthur's Park is a park in LA, California.
Submitted by: Carolyn
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Love to Love You Baby"
Banned on some stations (including the BBC) due to the content, especially the "simulated orgasms"
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Medley: Hot Stuff/Bad Girls" Length: 10:09
In 1979 Donna Summer recorded the probably most memorable and best selling Disco album of all time, "Bad Girls" for Casablanca Records. It was a trend setter with several nods in the direction that music was going to take in the 1980's (many consider the album not to be just a Disco album, but also the first true New Wave album with sounds that Dance music would take in the 1980's) . The first two songs on the album were the #1 hit, "Hot Stuff" that clocked in at 5:14 and "Bad Girls" that clocked in at 4:55. On their own both are length tunes and faces some single editing by Top 40 radio, but on the lp they are sung by Donna Summer as one long medley actually becoming a story line, and on most Disco dance floors the songs were played as they appeared on the lp (several radio stations also played the lp version). The total length of the Medley of "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls" is 10 minutes 9 seconds.
Submitted by: Peter
"MacArthur Park Suite" Length: 17:40
In 1978 Donna Summer recorded a Disco remake of Richard Harris' 1968 #2 hit, "MacArthur Park" and on the lp, "Live And More" there was a 8 minute 40 second version that was edited for single release (although most radio stations played the lp version). The single went to #1 on Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts topping Richard Harris' version. There was also a 12" single version for the Disco dance floor that went to #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play charts. The Disco dance floor version incorporated into the "Suite" with "MacArthur Park", Donna Summer's song "One Of A Kind" and Donna Summer's tune with the Brooklyn Dreams, "Heaven Knows" (that went to #2 on Billboard's HOT 100 charts as a single edit). "Heaven Knows" was also featured in the Disco movie, "Thank God, It's Friday". The "MacArthur Park Suite" was sort of a medley with "MacArthur Park", "One Of A Kind" and "Heaven Knows", but Summer and producer Giorgio Morodor also weaved the songs into sort of Disco story anthem.
Submitted by: Peter
"Love To Love You, Baby " Length: 36:36
Some of the recordings of Donna Summer's 1975 smash hit (her first in the U.S.), "Love To Love You, Baby" clocked one for the record books, over 36 minutes long. Definitely for the Disco dance floor, with Donna repeating her infamous moans that sounded like she was making love.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

FOE: "Full Of Emptiness"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pun Pet Cecil" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Disco
"Pun Pet Seeple" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Disco
"Pun Set Seeple" originally "Sunset People"
Submitted by: Disco
"Oh Libby Please" originally "Oh Billy Please"
Another gender-changing spoonerism
Submitted by: Axl Sean

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sauna Dumber originally "Donna Summer"
Submitted by: marzoz10
Sonna Dumber originally "Donna Summer"
Submitted by: Peter

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Swimwear
Like to see her in some.
Submitted by: She

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