What You Didn't Know About Donna Summer To her entourage, she was always 'The Queen' By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted May 18, 2012 9:29 AM CDT 2 comments Comments In this May 21, 2008 file photo, Donna Summer performs during the finale of "American Idol." (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) (Newser) – The passing of Donna Summer has inspired a range of thoughtful retrospectives; now ABC News points out a few little-known facts about the Queen of Disco. She stopped singing the orgasmic "Love to Love You Baby" in 1979 as she re-devoted herself to Christianity. "If I were to do that song like I did it in the old days, the fire department would have to be at the show," she said. She was inspired to write "She Works Hard for the Money"—on a piece of toilet paper—after seeing a sleeping bathroom attendant at a Grammys party. "I Found the Answer," by Mahalia Jackson, inspired her to sing at age 8. Among her favorite songs, and the one she chose to sing when she was alone: "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. Those around her never stopped calling her "the Queen." "It started off as a joke but now they do it and it just sounds like part of my name," she said. Click through for the full list.