Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits

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Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 1994
Genre
LabelMercury/PolyGram
Producer
Donna Summer chronology
Christmas Spirit
(1994)
Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
(1994)
Live & More Encore
(1999)
Alternative cover
France release
France release
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA[2]

Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer, released on October 4, 1994. It contains many of Summer's best known songs, from her 1970s breakthrough to the release of the album. Unlike 1993's The Donna Summer Anthology, which contains the majority of the songs in their original longer forms, Endless Summer generally includes single versions of the songs. However, the version sold in the United Kingdom uses the album version of the track "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt", (from Another Place and Time), not the more club-oriented mix released as a single there.

Endless Summer also features two new tracks, the first of which, "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)", became a moderate hit when released as a single, reaching number one on the US dance charts. Summer was given production credits on the track, which she had written with Robert Clivillés and David Cole of C+C Music Factory. The other new track and second single 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, Endless Summer was regarded as the "definitive" Donna Summer hits CD, as it was the last international non-budget compilation to be released until 2003. A video album with music videos and some live performances was also released simultaneously, in VHS and LD format.

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 contains the 1995 remix of her 1977 hit "I Feel Love" as a bonus track.

US edition[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)"Joe Carrano, Robert Clivillés, David Cole, Donna SummerD. Summer4:16
2."Love to Love You Baby"Pete Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, D. SummerP. Bellotte3:21
3."Could It Be Magic"Adrienne Anderson, Barry ManilowG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:55
4."I Feel Love"G. Moroder, P. BellotteG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:46
5."Last Dance"Paul JabaraG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:18
6."MacArthur Park"Jimmy WebbG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:55
7."Heaven Knows"P. Bellotte, Greg Mathieson, G. Moroder, D. SummerG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:22
8."Hot Stuff"P. Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith ForseyG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:50
9."Bad Girls"Joe Esposito, Eddie Hokenson, Bruce Sudano, D. SummerG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:54
10."Dim All The Lights"D. SummerG. Moroder, P. Bellotte4:04
11."No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Featuring Barbra Streisand)P. Jabara, Bruce RobertsGary Klein4:48
12."On the Radio"G. Moroder, D. SummerG. Moroder4:03
13."The Wanderer"G. Moroder, D. SummerG. Moroder, P. Bellotte3:45
14."Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)"Quincy Jones, Merria Ross, Rod TempertonQ. Jones4:19
15."State of Independence"Jon Anderson, VangelisQ. Jones4:25
16."She Works Hard for the Money"Michael Omartian, D. SummerM. Omartian4:33
17."This Time I Know It's for Real"Matt Aitken, Mike Stock, D. Summer, Pete WatermanM. Aitken, M. Stock, P. Waterman3:36
18."Any Way at All"Eric Silver, B. Sudano, D. SummerM. Omartian4:16

EU edition[edit]

  1. "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" (Carrano, Clivillés, 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) – 3:46

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Endless Summer: Greatest Hits > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
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  10. ^ "French album certifications – Donna Summer – Endless Summer" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Donna Summer – Endless Summer – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Endless Summer – Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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