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For those who look for hot stuff tonight...

Bad Girls is a 1979 Disco album by Donna Summer, generally seen as her best. It is the best-selling album of her career and scored international Top 10 hits with "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff", going triple platinum overall. "Hot Stuff" won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance.


Side One

  1. "Hot Stuff" (5:14)
  2. "Bad Girls" (4:55)
  3. "Love Will Always Find You" (3:59)
  4. "Walk Away" (4:27)

Side Two

  1. "Dim All The Lights" (4:40)
  2. "Journey To The Center Of Your Heart" (4:36)
  3. "One Night In A Lifetime" (4:12)
  4. "Can't Get To Sleep At Night" (4:45)

Side Three

  1. "On My Honor" (3:34)
  2. "There Will Always Be A You" (5:07)
  3. "All Through The Night" (6:01)
  4. "My Baby Understands" (4:03)

Side Four

  1. "Our Love" (4:51)
  2. "Lucky" (4:37)
  3. "Sunset People" (6:27)


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  • All Women Are Lustful: "Hot Stuff"
    Lookin' for some hot stuff, baby, this evenin'
    I need some hot stuff, baby, tonight
  • Break Up Song: "Can't Get To Sleep At Night" where the protagonist keeps thinking of her former partner, despite being with somebody else. "On My Honor" in which Donna sings about someone who has just become single again and looks for a new love. "Walk Away" is another example:
    I'm sure that I'll get over you
  • But Now I Must Go: "Lucky"
    We talked a while
    And he told me nice
    We laughed and we cried and
    I knew that I could love him
    He got up to say goodbye
    I said where you going,
    He said that he must leave
  • Cradle of Loneliness: "On My Honor"
    Here I am on my own again
  • Distinct Double Album: The album was originally released as a double album.
  • Epic Rocking: "All Throught The Night" and "Sunset People" are all over six minutes length.
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  • Face on the Cover: Donna in close-up and again seen in the background leaning against a red lamp post, next to a policeman.
  • Glamour: "Sunset People"
    Sunset people doin' it right - night after night
  • Incredibly Long Note: "Dim All The Lights" is infamous for a sustained note that Donna Summer managed to hold for 16 seconds.
  • The Insomniac: "Can't Get To Sleep At Night" where the protagonist can't sleep because she keeps thinking of her former partner, despite being with somebody else.
  • Obsession Song: "All Through The Night"
    Quit searchin'
    Stop reachin'
    For that distant star
    I been waiting
    Boy don't pass the moment
    The light's right before your very eyes
  • Pep-Talk Song: "Love Will Always Find You"
    Love will always find you
    No matter where you are
    Love is gonna reach you
    Cause it's never really that far
  • The Power of Love: "Hot Stuff", "Love Will Always Find You", "Our Love", "Journey To The Center Of Your Heart", "My Baby Understands", "There Will Always Be A You", "One Night In A Lifetime", "Dim All The Lights" all glorify the delight of being in a relationship with someone you love.
  • Record Producer: Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
  • Shout-Out:
    (How 'bout you?)
    Talkin' 'bout the bad girls
    (How 'bout yer . . . )
    All the Goblin Girls
    (Are you . . . POO-AHH!)
    Talkin' 'bout the bad, bad girls
  • Spoken Word in Music: "All Through The Night" starts off with a spoken intro by Donna Summer.
  • Streetwalker: "Bad Girls"
    See them out on the street at night, walkin'
    Picking up on all kinds of strangers
    If the price is right
  • Title Track: "Bad Girls"
    Bad girls
    Talking about the sad girls

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