Hot Stuff (Donna Summer song)

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"Hot Stuff"
Hot Stuff (Italy).jpg
Artwork for Italian release
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Bad Girls
B-side
  • "Journey to the Centre of Your Heart"
  • "Heaven Knows" (Brazil)
  • "Bad Girls" (Japan)
Released April 13, 1979
Format
Genre
Length
  • 3:47 (radio edit)
  • 5:14 (album version)
  • 6:46 (extended mix)
Label Casablanca
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Heaven Knows"
(1978)
"Hot Stuff"
(1979)
"Bad Girls"
(1979)

"Heaven Knows"
(1978)
"Hot Stuff"
(1979)
"Bad Girls"
(1979)
Audio sample
"Donna Summer - Hot Stuff"

"Hot Stuff" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her seventh studio album Bad Girls (1979), produced by Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, and released as the lead single from Bad Girls on April 13, 1979, through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed a significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is one of her most popular songs, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] In 2018, a remix by Ralphi Rosario and Erick Ibiza entitled, "Hot Stuff 2018" went to number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

"Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given out. In 2010, the song was ranked No. 104 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[5]

Cover versions[edit]

Pop star EliZe released a cover in September 2008, which peaked at no. 11 on the Dutch charts.[6]

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • The song was used in the 1997 film The Full Monty. During a press event on his 50th birthday, Charles, Prince of Wales helped recreate the scene in which the four main characters overhear the song while waiting in line at the unemployment office.[7]
  • The song appears in the 2015 science fiction film The Martian.[8]
  • The song appears in a Walmart Christmas holiday television commercial which started airing in November 2017.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hot Stuff" was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks, and spent the longest time in the top ten in 1979: fourteen weeks. The song also topped the US Dance Club Songs chart, with Summer's follow-up "Bad Girls" as a double A-side. "Hot Stuff" was the seventh biggest song of 1979 in the US.[10] The popular 12" single edition of the song plays the full 6:47 version of the song and then segues into "Bad Girls" 4:55 version.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
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  7. ^ "The Full Monarchy". BBC News Online. November 13, 1998. Retrieved April 14, 2008. 
  8. ^ Newman, Melinda (October 2, 2015). "The Martian Soundtrack Filled With Disco Classics". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Walmart Black Friday TV Commercial, 'Hot Stuff' Song by Donna Summer". Ispot.tv. November 23, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
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