The Donna Summer version was released in 1982 and, while a hit, did not achieve the stratospheric sales of, say, ‘Love to love you baby’, ‘I feel love’, or ‘Hot Stuff’. The synthy take on calypso, coupled with an all star gospel choir, represented a more unusual, more offbeat sound than previous. There is a spiritual, and liberating quality to the song that remains even now.
Video commentary: ‘State of Independence’ shows Donna Summer walking around a city, possibly New York followed by a camera crew, meeting people and singing along the way. It ends with Donna singing on a beach at sunset