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Hit singles compilation
on 5 January 2007
There are now a huge choice of Donna Summer compilations so this one is for completists as it contains different versions of certain tracks. These were all singles, major and minor hits, without any of her classic album tracks that made some of her albums, like Bad Girls, so special. From the 1970s comes the erotic Love To Love You Baby, Could It Be Magic, Last Dance from the disco movie Thank God It's Friday, the lilting Love's Unkind, the majestic MacArthur Park and No More Tears, the duet with Streisand. And her brilliant and original fusion of disco and rock in the form of Hot Stuff and Bad Girls, two of the very best songs of 1979 in any genre.
The next decade she changed her style, creating great pop songs like Love Is In Control, the anthemic State Of Independence, the rock-pop She Works Hard For The Money, the bouncy Unconditional Love, a collaboration with Musical Youth, and then a return to dance in the late 80s style with the brilliant All Systems Go and This Time I Know It's For Real. The track When Love Cries and the following are from the 1990s and the 2000s and include the classic I Will Go With You. Although this is a good collection of her singles, I give it four stars since the perfect compilation would include some of those aforementioned album tracks like My Baby Understands, Our Love and Lucky (all from Bad Girls) and at least one track from her Christmas album.