Recorded by American Disco/Pop legend, Donna Summer from her 1979 seventh studio album of the same name,”Bad Girls” was the second single from the Bad Girls album (released June 23, 1979). Signed to Casablanca Records, the song was produced by Summer’s regular collaborators Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, and co-written by Summer and the Brooklyn Dreams.
Peaking within the top-ten in seven different countries, in the United States “Bad Girls’ spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and selling 2,000,000+ copies) becoming her most successful single behind “Hot Stuff”
The inspiration for Summer writing came from one of her assistants who was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute. A rough version of the song had originally been written a couple of years before its release and Casablanca Records‘ founder Neil Bogart, originally wanted Donna to give it to Cher … but Summer refused.