Bad Girls by Donna Summer 1979.
One of the best song of Donna Summer, in the Moroder Producer era. On Cd Endless Summer
Donna summer's greatest hits (Polygram Records Inc. 1994) & on vinyl : 45 Donna Summer
Bad Girls (Casablanca Records, 1979)
"The Queen of
Disco" is certainly true. After releasing two now rare records
"Hostage" and "Lady of the Night" in 1974, she hit it really
big with the worldwide disco hit "Love to love you baby". It is the
typical disco song of the period - with Moroder / Belotte's thumping disco beat,
the wah-wah guitar and the big orchestra (actually "Munich Machine").
"Need-a-man blues" is other disco song from this first GTO album. Next
album produced UK disco hit "Could it be magic", and the full length
version of "Try me, I know we can make it" - it's great!
themed album was "Four seasons of love" and in some ways was the least
succesful of Donna's 70's albums. But it contains her most typical disco song of
all, "Spring affair" - everything is right, the wild bassline,
pounding beat and streaking violins... ahhhh...
remember yesterday" album was the big one for the UK, with "I feel
love". The album was themed as a journey through time. "I remember
yesterday" was the 1930's song, the 50's was "Love's unkind" and
the 70's one "Take me". "I feel love" was designed to be the
90's, and it couldn't have been more right, having been remixed more than 8
release "Down deep inside" was John Barry's theme for the film
"The Deep". Next album, "Once upon a time" was a double
album with a little story. Songs to listen for on this album include the strong
"I love you", "Rumour has it", "Fairy tale high",
"Faster and faster to nowhere", and the title track. This is my
favourite of Donna's albums (sigh)
is next found on the soundtrack to the disco film "Thank God it's
Friday" singing "Last dance" and "With your love".
next album was a live compilation of her previous hits (some much speeded up),
plus her full length version of "MacArthur Park" / "One of a
kind" / "Heaven knows", the former giving her her first US No. 1
hit (and it deserves it). 1979 was biggest year for Donna, with 10 weeks in
total at No. 1 in th US, along with two platinum and three gold singles.
"Hot Stuff" was originally written for Cher to sing, believe it or
not... that, along with "Bad Girls" and "Dim all the lights"
formed the backbone of her "Bad Girls" double LP.
Her final 70's LP, "On the Radio" was a mixed collection of many of her previous hits, along with two new songs, "On the Radio" and "No more tears (Enough is enough)", her duet with Barbara Streisand - two more disco classics. First album of the 80's coincided with a change in label and musical direction. Don't buy it - it pales into insignificance when alongside "Love to love you baby"