The inspiration for Disco Queen Donna Summer to write this song came after a police officer offended one of her assistants when he mistook the employee as a street prostitute.
A rough version of the song had originally been written a couple of years before its release. The president of summer’s record label wanted Summer to give it to Cher for her upcoming album. Summer refused and put it away for a couple of years. Released in 1979 the song spent five weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over two million copies,