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Song of the Day #2082

Song of the Day: MacArthur Park Suite [YouTube link] includes the Jimmy Webb-penned song in a medley with “One of a Kind” and “Heaven Knows“, composed by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, and Donna Summer, who delivers this nearly 18-minute dance extravaganza on her #1 1978 album, “Live and More“. Today’s date, 12/31/23 (1-2-3-1-2-3), may offer a once-in-a-century numerical sequence. But it’s also the 75th anniversary of the birth of Donna Summer (1948-2012). I danced to her music in my youth and spun it on the turntables as a mobile DJ in college. Back in 2018, I very much enjoyed seeing the Broadway jukebox musical of her life, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical“. And in 2023, I equally enjoyed HBO’s fine documentary, “Love to Love You: Donna Summer“. Nothing like a little Old School Dancing to bring in a New Year!