"MacArthur Park" is one of Donna's earlier iconic songs, and it was actually a remake of a song written by songwriter Jimmy Webb. It was originally part of a 17-minute long track called "MacArthur Park Suite," which featured bits and pieces of other songs. The record hit the number one spot for three weeks in 1978 and I can remember singing it in the car when I was a young teenager, and always being confused by the 'strange' lyrics. ("Someone left my cake out in the rain" What the heck did that mean?) MacArthur Park was also the name of a bar where I was the house deejay for more than three years, and of course it was the very first song I played on opening night.
So check out this vintage footage of Donna Summer singing "MacArthur Park," which was originally made famous on her fabulous "Live and More" set.