"Bad Girls" is a song by American singer Donna Summer, co-written by Summer and the Brooklyn Dreams.
The song hit the spot on the Billboard pop, R&B and disco singles charts simultaneously becoming, alongside "Hot Stuff", her most successful single. Bad Girls the single, spent 5 weeks on the top of the "Hot 100 chart" and sold over 2 millions copies in the US. The song helped the album of the same name to reach the multi-platinum status in the United States.
The inspiration for her to write the song came after one of her assistants 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. Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, upon hearing it, wanted Donna to give it to Cher for her upcoming album. Donna refused and put it away for a couple of years. The song won favourite Pop/Rock single at the American Music Awards, and Donna won both Favourite Soul/R & B Female Artist and Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist for the song. She was also nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the song at the 22nd Grammy Awards in 1980.
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