"MacArthur Park" is a song which Jimmy Webb originally wrote and composed as part of an intended cantata.
In the autumn of 1978, American singer Donna Summer released a multi-million selling vinyl single disco version of "MacArthur Park." This reached number one on the American pop music sales charts for three weeks during 1978, and it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Summer was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Female at the American Music Awards; her album Live and More took the award for Favorite Disco Album. Summer's recording, which was included as part of the "Mac Arthur Park Suite" on her double album Live and More, was eight minutes and forty seconds long.
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