Donna Summer's debut smash hit record 'Love To Love You Baby' went viral on the internet yesterday, as the dearly departed diva's fans searched for the song that was initially banned by radio stations around the world - including the BBC, back in 1975.
It seems strange in the twenty-first century that a song should be denied airtime, simply because it contains a great deal of suggestive moaning and groaning, but the song which was banned in 1975, to this day remains the least played track performed by Donna Summer on virtually every radio station in the Western World.
Donna Summer passed away as a result of lung cancer, on the seventeenth of May, 2012, and she will be remembered with great fondness by disco fans the world over.
"I remember Donna," said Blackburn man, Jim Shapcott. "She did very uplifting music as I recall. 'Hot Stuff' and 'Bad Girls' and stuff like that. But I'd never heard 'Love To Love You Baby' - so I Googled it today, and it's a reet cracker. They should play it more often on't radio if yer ask me."
"My favourite was McArthur Park," Bethnal Green Motor Vehicle Technician, Cliff Danson said, as he wiped away a tear. "She wuz an angel wuz Donna. A proper angel. I had to Google 'Love To Love You Baby' coz it's years since I tripped the light fantastic to that choon dahn Ammersmiff Palais. Brought back memories when I got it up on You Tube, and no mistake. Proper moved I was. I blubbed like a baby and folded like a girl. I wuz so moved, I was very nearly physically sick...such bittersweet memories...but life goes on...Gawd luv ya Donna - We'll never forget you girl. A proper lady wiv a heart o' gold, and a shinin' beacon in an ever darkening world. We loved to love you too baby."
Tragically, some sources say that Donna's lung cancer was brought on by inhaling polluted air from the ash cloud that enveloped Lower Manhattan on the day of the 9/11 atrocity, as Donna Summer was living nearby at the time, although there is currently no evidence to support the theory.
"It's a real shame about Donna Summer," local man, Martin Shuttlecock opined. "I Googled 'Love To Love You Baby' too, and it brought back some lovely memories. I kind of liked Donna. 'I Feel Love' 'Hot Stuff' out of 'The Full Monty' and that trippy one - 'State Of Independence' But you can't beat 'Love To Love You Baby' It brought back some happy disco vibes. I remember reading an interview with Donna some years ago, and she said that the anguished moaning and groaning on the record were easy to do because she had a toothache at the time. I don't know if she was being straight, or if it was a joke. Sadly, now we'll never know."
RIP Donna Summer, Diva Extraordinaire 1948-2012