This assignment paper on Disco Genre. The song choice is “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer. Please answer these questions regarding the song: Why did you choose this song?
Disco Genre-song choice is “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
Firstly, The song choice is “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer.
Please answer these questions regarding the song:
Secondly, Why did you choose this song?
Thirdly, What musical theatre shows/roles would you use this for to audition?
Fourthly, What was happening in the world socially, politically, etc. at the time the song was released?
Further, How were artists responding to these influences? (I.e. how does this song relate to the period that you are studying?
Lastly, How do YOU relate to the song in this period and style?
More details on the assignment:
“Hot Stuff” is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her seventh studio album Bad Girls (1979). It was produced by English producer Pete Bellotte and Italian producer Giorgio Moroder. It was then release as the lead single from Bad Girls on April 13, 1979, through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed a significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. It is one of her most popular songs, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2018, a remix by Ralphi Rosario and Erick Ibiza entitled “Hot Stuff 2018” went to number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart.
“Hot Stuff” won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given out. In 2004, the song was ranked No. 104 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.
Lastly, Pop singer EliZe released a cover in September 2008, which peaked at no. 11 on the Dutch charts.