Fri, May 18, 2012 5:40 PM EDT

Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco and five-time Grammy winner died Thursday at the age of 63. She left behind a trove of songs and performances. Her distinctive voice and disco beats made her a legendary pop culture and musical force. Here now, a collection of Summer's live performances of staff favorites. These are the songs whose 8-tracks, records, CDs and mp3s we Colorlines.com staffers remember turning up so we could dance with our families and friends. Thanks, Donna Summer, for giving us the soundtrack to our many nights cutting up the rug in the club or on the living room floor.