Thursday, May 3, 2012

Donna Summer Works Hard ... To Escape The Death Of Disco

Like her former musical partner Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer refused to let the death of disco kill her own career as well. Instead, she hitched her wagon to the next best thing: Aerobic Rock!

"She Works Hard For The Money" was an even more intense rallying cry for working women than "9 To 5" was:
Twenty-eight years have come and gone
And she's seen a lot of tears
Of the ones who come in
They really seem to need her there
It's a sacrifice working day to day
For little money, just tips for pay
But it's worth it all
To hear them say that they care

Already knows, she's seen her bad times
Already knows, these are the good times
She'll never sell out, she never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works haaaaard
I'll tell you who works hard for the money: Summer's hair stylist. That Jheri curl must have taken weeks to perfect. As one YouTube commentator put it, "She looks like Rick James."


2 comments:

Little Earl said...

Another thought: If those waitress are so good at dancing, maybe they should just quit their waitress jobs and become professional dancers? Then maybe they wouldn't have to work quite so hard for the money.

Herr Zrbo said...

And what timing! RIP Donna Summer. Maybe she couldn't take the faint damning praise you gave her. That's right LE, YOU killed Donna Summer.