Bad Girls: Deluxe Edition (Bonus Tracks)
by Donna Summer
Released: Apr 1979
Label: Island Mercury
In 1979, disco was on its way out, but the genre's queen was nowhere close. Summer and producer Giorgio Moroder took the opportunity to take off in several new directions across the new pop landscape: dramatic synth pop (don't miss the driving "Our Love" or the weird world of "Sunset People"), yacht-astic adult contemporary, funk-laced soul, and, of course, the two rock-edged post-disco smashes that lead things off. Summer's sensual butterfly kiss of a voice and intoxicating sexuality glue it all together. The experiment paid off: Bad Girls was her most commercially successful effort.