In 1978, Young released the single "Hot Shot", written and produced and by Andy Kahn and Kurt Borusiewicz. The song spent two weeks at number one on Billboard' magazine's disco chart and eventually peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. An album, also titled Hot Shot, was then released by West End Records of New York City. The song propelled Young to international fame. By 1979, the disco fad dissipated and Young was unable to duplicate her success. Young continued her singing career as a local performer in the Philadelphia area and the song "Hot Shot" became a one-hit wonder.
Young died of a possible bleeding ulcer in January 1991, at age 39.
"Hot Shot" was featured in the 1990 filmReversal of Fortune. The song was later used as a sample in Daft Punk's song "Indo Silver Club" on their album Homework. The song was also used by the BBC in the mid-eighties during its coverage of the World Snooker Championship for "hot shots" compilations during the tournament. Various "Hot Shot" remixes were released in 2007. "Hot Shot" made three separate appearances in the UK Singles Chart in 1978, 1979 and 1997. The highest placing was number 34.
"Rendezvous with Me," a song written by Kahn in 1979 was intended as follow-up to "Hot Shot," but was never finished. Discovered in Kahn's tape vault, "Rendezvous with Me" was released by MaxRoxx Music for the first time in March 2009.