Donna Summer's driving "Bad Girls" was two years old when it was finally released by Casablanca Records. It was created in the recording studio by the singer, her husband Bruce Sudano, and his Brooklyn Dreams bandmates Eddie Hokenson and Joe Esposito. The gist of the song came about when one of Summer's secretaries was mistakenly harassed by police who thought she was a Sunset Boulevard prostitute. When Summer played the track for label head Neil Bogart, he thought it was too rock & roll for her and thought the song was ideal for labelmate Cher. A couple of years later, engineer Steve Smith was looking through some tapes, trying to find some blank space to record when he came across "Bad Girls." He reminded the singer of the song and told producer Giorgio Moroder about it. The track featured a punchy horn section that accentuated the brash subject of the song's lyrics. One of the song's hooks is the catchy "toot toot, beep beep" chant. Produced by Moroder and Pete Bellotte, "Bad Girls" sold over two million copies, hitting number one R&B and parking at number one pop for five weeks in summer 1979.