Hot Shot (Karen Young song)

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"Hot Shot"
Hot Shot (Karen Young song).jpg
Single by Karen Young
from the album Hot Shot
Released 1978
Format 7", 12"
CD Maxi
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 4:25
Label Altra Moda Music
Writer(s) Andrew Kahn
Kurt Borusiewicz
Producer(s) Andrew Kahn and Kurt Borusiewicz
"Hot Shot (2007 Reheat)"
Hot Shot (2007 Karen Young song).jpg
Single by Karen Young
from the album Hot Shot
Released 2007
Format CD Maxi
Recorded 1978
Genre Dance, House
Length 8:40
Label Altra Moda Music
Writer(s) Andrew Kahn
Kurt Borusiewicz
Producer(s) Andrew Kahn, Jon Current, Mitch Goldfarb, Susan Lazarus, Craig J. Snider and Ralphi Rosario

Hot Shot was the name of a popular disco single recorded by American singer Karen Young. The single, which is also the name of her 1978 album, reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart the week of August 5, 1978 and spent two weeks there.

The track also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it only got as far as number 67 that same year. Although this single would make Young a one-hit wonder, "Hot Shot" is still considered by many as a club classic and an Old School radio staple to this day. "Hot Shot" was also featured in the 1990 movie "Reversal of Fortune" and was later used as a sample in Daft Punk's song "Indo Silver Club" on their 1996 album Homework.

In 2007, nearly 30 years after the original charted and 16 years after Young's death (in 1991), MaxRoxx Music released "Hot Shot: The Karen Young Reheat," which is an updated version of "Hot Shot," this time with new mixes using the original's vocals. This version, which charted as "Hot Shot 2007," also reached the Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it peaked at number 7 in March 2008. Also, in 1999, Blondie recorded a cover of the song and included it on the Japanese edition of their album No Exit and "No Exit" single.

Track listings[edit]

7" single[1]
  • A Hot Shot (Vocal-Long Version) (4:25)
  • B Hot Shot (Vocal-Short Version) (3:15)
12" promo (Issued on pink vinyl)[2]
  • A Hot Shot (Vocal) (8:40)
  • B Hot Shot (Instrumental) (8:24)
CD Maxi ("Hot Shot 2007")[3]
  • 1 Hot Shot (MaxRoxx Remake) (6:37)
  • 2 Hot Shot (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J Remix) (11:50)
  • 3 Hot Shot (MaxRoxx Dub) (3:46)
  • 4 Hot Shot (Daddy’s Cool MaxRoxx Dub) (2:29)
  • 5 Hot Shot (1978 Bottom’s Up Mix) (8:17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From e.discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  2. ^ "From e.discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ "From e.discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 

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Preceded by
"Boogie Oogie Oogie'" by A Taste of Honey
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one singles
August 5–12, 1978
Succeeded by
"Dance (Disco Heat)/You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester