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Monday, December 12, 2011

Various Artist - Thank God It's Friday (1978)

01. Love and kisses - Thank God It's Friday
02. Pattie Brooks - After Dark
03. Donna Summer - With Your Love
04. Donna Summer - Last Dance
05. Paul Jabara - Disco Queen
06. Cameo - Find My Way
07. The Commodores - Too Hot Ta Trot
08. Wright Bros Flying Machine - Leatherman's Theme
09. Marathon - I wanna dance
10. Sunshine - Take It To The Zoo
11. Santa Esmeralda - Sevilla Nights
12. Love and Kisses - You’re the most precious thing in my life
13. D.C. LaRue - Do You Want The Real Thing
14. Paul Jabara - Trapped in a stairway
15. Natural Juices - Floyd's Theme
16. Diana Ross - Lovin', Livin', And Givin'
17. Thelma Houston - Love Masterpiece
18. Donna Summer - Last dance (Q's For The Good Ole Days Mix)
19. Donna Summer - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus
Sure, Thank God It's Friday is widely acknowledged to be a turkey. And, sure, we're getting close to the bottom of the disco barrel. But this soundtrack isn't as atrocious as you might expect, especially if you have a high tolerance for disco's Euro strain. Unlike Can't Stop the Music and its exclusive Village People focus, there are many artists represented here, ensuring a fair amount of nuggets next to abominations like Santa Esmeralda. The tracks produced by Giorgio Moroder and his acolyte Pete Bellotte are particularly lush in a robotic kind of way. Donna Summer's contributions include the classic "Last Dance" and a pretty fabulous version of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je t'Aime Moi Non Plus"--a good 20 years before it was hip to cover him, we might add.