"Hot Stuff" was released on
April 13, 1979 as the lead single from Donna Summer's seventh
studio album Bad Girls. Although Donna had previously been
mainly been associated with disco songs, this release showed a
significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by
ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff 'Skunk'
Baxter. "Hot Stuff" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock
Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given
out. The song went to the top position in the United States,
Canada, Australia, and Switzerland.