Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits

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Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Donna Summer
Released October 4, 1994
Genre Pop, dance, soul, R&B, disco, rock
Label Mercury/PolyGram
Producer Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, Gary Klein, Quincy Jones, Michael Omartian, Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman, Donna Summer
Donna Summer chronology
Christmas Spirit
(1994)
Endless Summer: Greatest Hits
(1994)
Live & More Encore
(1999)
Alternative cover
France release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A [2]

Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Donna Summer, released in 1994. It contains many of her best known songs from her 1970s breakthrough to the present day. Summer is best known for her work during the 1970s disco era, though released a substantial amount of material in the 1980s and 1990s, covering a variety of genres. Unlike 1993's The Donna Summer Anthology, which had used the majority of the songs in their original, longer forms, Endless Summer generally contained the versions of the songs that were used upon their release as a single. However, the version sold in the UK which included "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" used the album version of the track (from "Another Place and Time"), not the more club-oriented mix released as a 7" single there.

Endless Summer also featured two new tracks, the first of which, "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)", became a moderate hit when issued as a single. Summer was given production credits on the track, which she had written with Robert Clivilles and David Cole of C&C Music Factory. The other new track was the soulful ballad "Any Way At All", which Summer had written with her husband Bruce Sudano. This song was produced by Michael Omartian, who had produced some of Summer's work in the 1980s.

For many years this was regarded as the "definitive" Donna Summer hits CD, as it was the last international non-budget compilation to be released right up until 2003.

Track listings[edit]

The track listing of Endless Summer varied from nation to nation as some of Summer's hits were more popular in certain places than others. For example, "Heaven Knows" and "The Wanderer", big hits in the US, are not featured on the European edition of the album and are replaced with a couple of her 1980s hits that were less successful in the US. In France however, the compilation was not released until the following year and as a bonus track contained the 1995 remix of her 1977 hit "I Feel Love".

US edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)"   Joe Carrano, Robert Clivilles, David Cole, Donna Summer D. Summer 4:16
2. "Love to Love You Baby"   Pete Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, D. Summer P. Bellotte 3:21
3. "Could It Be Magic"   Adrienne Anderson, Barry Manilow G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:55
4. "I Feel Love"   G. Moroder, P. Bellotte G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:46
5. "Last Dance"   Paul Jabara G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:18
6. "MacArthur Park"   Jimmy Webb G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:55
7. "Heaven Knows"   P. Bellotte, Greg Mathieson, G. Moroder, D. Summer G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:22
8. "Hot Stuff"   P. Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:50
9. "Bad Girls"   Joe Esposito, Eddie Hokenson, Bruce Sudano, D. Summer G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:54
10. "Dim All The Lights"   D. Summer G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 4:04
11. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Featuring Barbra Streisand) P. Jabara, Bruce Roberts Gary Klein 4:48
12. "On the Radio"   G. Moroder, D. Summer G. Moroder 4:03
13. "The Wanderer"   G. Moroder, D. Summer G. Moroder, P. Bellotte 3:45
14. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)"   Quincy Jones, Merria Ross, Rod Temperton Q. Jones 4:19
15. "State of Independence"   Jon Anderson, Vangelis Q. Jones 4:25
16. "She Works Hard for the Money"   Michael Omartian, D. Summer M. Omartian 4:33
17. "This Time I Know It's for Real"   Matt Aitken, Mike Stock, D. Summer, Pete Waterman M. Aitken, M. Stock, P. Waterman 3:36
18. "Any Way at All"   Eric Silver, B. Sudano, D. Summer M. Omartian 4:16

EU edition[edit]

  1. "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" (Carrano, Clivilles, Cole, Summer) - 4:16
  2. "Love to Love You Baby" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:21
  3. "Could It Be Magic" (Anderson, Manilow) - 3:55
  4. "I Feel Love" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:46
  5. "Love's Unkind" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:26
  6. "I Love You" (Bellote, Moroder, Summer) - 3:19
  7. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 3:18
  8. "MacArthur Park"(Webb) - 3:55
  9. "Hot Stuff" (Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 3:50
  10. "Bad Girls" (Esposito, Hokenson, Sudano, Summer) - 3:54
  11. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" - duet with Barbra Streisand (Jabara, Roberts) - 4:48
  12. "On the Radio" (Moroder, Summer) - 4:03
  13. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Jones, Ross, Temperton) - 4:19
  14. "State of Independence" (Anderson, Vangelis) - 4:25
  15. "She Works Hard for the Money" (Omartian, Summer) - 4:33
  16. "Unconditional Love" (Omartian, Summer) - 3:57
  17. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (Aitken, Stock, Summer, Waterman) - 3:36
  18. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" (Aitken, Stock, Waterman) - 3:26
  19. "Any Way At All" (Silver, Sudano, Summer) - 4:16

France edition (Greatest Hits)[edit]

  1. "I Feel Love" ('95 Remix) (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:50
  2. "Love to Love You Baby" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:21
  3. "Could It Be Magic" (Anderson, Manilow) - 3:55
  4. "Love's Unkind" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:26
  5. "I Love You" (Bellote, Moroder, Summer) - 3:19
  6. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 3:18
  7. "MacArthur Park"(Webb) - 3:55
  8. "Hot Stuff" (Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 3:50
  9. "Bad Girls" (Esposito, Hokenson, Sudano, Summer) - 3:54
  10. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" - duet with Barbra Streisand (Jabara, Roberts) - 4:48
  11. "On the Radio" (Moroder, Summer) - 4:03
  12. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Jones, Ross, Temperton) - 4:19
  13. "State of Independence" (Anderson, Vangelis) - 4:25
  14. "She Works Hard for the Money" (Omartian, Summer) - 4:33
  15. "Unconditional Love" (Omartian, Summer) - 3:57
  16. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (Aitken, Stock, Summer, Waterman) - 3:36
  17. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" (Aitken, Stock, Waterman) - 3:26
  18. "I Feel Love" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:
Single
Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" United Kingdom 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Endless Summer: Greatest Hits > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Endless Summer: Greatest Hits > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-24.