Release Date

April 25, 1979

“Hot Stuff” is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her seventh studio album Bad Girls (1979), produced by English producer Pete Bellotte and Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and released as the lead single from Bad Girls in 1979 through Casablanca Records. “Hot Stuff” was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at #1 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. 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. “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 #104 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.