The weather forecast for southern Ontario calls for daytime high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high thirties to low forties, and that will stay with us for the foreseeable future .
Which brings us appropriately to this music flashback with Donna Summer and her hit song HOT STUFF
Hot Stuff” was written and performed by Donna Summer from her seventh studio album Bad Girls (1979), produced by English producer Pete Bellotte and Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and released 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 the second of four songs by Summer to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
“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”. One of the most dynamic performers of her generation Donna Summer died in 2012.
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