1984 Donna Summer – There Goes My Baby
Donna Summer’s career included countless disco and dance singles on Casablanca Records in the seventies. By 1980, Donna wanted to diversify and include other styles of music on her albums, but her record company insisted that she record nothing but disco.
Unhappy with that situation, Donna signed with Geffen Records. Her first album for the new label incorporated new wave-styled synth riffs and her first single from the album, The Wanderer, peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 in 1980. Two more top ten singles followed during the next few years.
One of the biggest hits of 1959 resulted from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller writing the song There Goes My Baby for the Drifters. Ben E. King sang lead on their single, which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100.
Donna covered the song in 1984 and her version reached #21 on the Hot 100.
The single did not make the US Dance Chart but did reach #20 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Donna did not reach the top forty again until 1989, and she only succeeded after she left Geffen Records and moved to Atlantic Records.
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