June 23: Donna Summer Released Her Single Titled ‘Bad Girls’ On This Date In 1979

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Casablanca Records

The smash hit titled “Bad Girls” is a song by sultry disco singer Donna Summer. It was released off her seventh studio album of the same name via the Universal Music Group’s Casablanca Records.

Summer’s “Bad Girls” song was publicized as her album’s second single. It came out on June 23, 1979. The song was produced by Summer’s frequent studio collaborators (Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte). Summer and the Brooklyn Dreams wrote the song. Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” single turned into an international hit.

It peaked within the top-ten national music charts in seven countries, including Spain and New Zealand. In the United States, it ruled for five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (from the weeks during July 14 to August 11, 1979). Over two million copies of the song “Bad Girls” were sold.

It was also her most successful hit, alongside “Hot Stuff,” the first single from the Bad Girls LP. The lead single and the full-length project were both released on April 13 and April 25 of 1979, respectively.

Summer’s hit song “Bad Girls,” (the second-most popular song of 1979) also propelled her Bad Girls album to accumulate multi-platinum status in the United States. Summer also had three singles make the Billboard Year-End Top 12 list in 1979. The beautiful and talented Donna Summer is one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

According to Hollywood Bowl, she has sold over 130 million records worldwide over the course of her career.



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