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However, Summer had some trouble adjusting to the changing times. Her next album, "The Wanderer," went for more of a rock feel. It produced a Top 10 hit in the title track but fared relatively poorly on the charts—especially after the success of "Bad Girls," a double album that spent five weeks at No. 1.
It wasn’t until 1983’s "She Works Hard for the Money," which became a ubiquitous video as well as a big radio hit, that Summer’s fame approached its late ‘70s zenith.
OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Will Smith and Donna Summer sing on stage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)