1983 Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money

She Works Hard for the Money is the eleventh studio album by Donna Summer, released in 1983. It was her most successful album of the decade, and its title track became one of the biggest hits of her career.

After emerging on Casablanca Records as the foremost female star of the disco era of the 1970s, Summer in 1980 had sued for release from Casablanca to sign with David Geffen as the inaugural artist for his Geffen label where her recordings were a comparatively modest success: also Summer and David Geffen developed a contentious relationship evidenced by Summer’s 1981 album I’m a Rainbow being shelved and the singer being forced by Geffen to leave her longtime producer Giorgio Moroder to record the 1982 album Donna Summer with Quincy Jones. Recent litigation had determined that Summer still owed Casablanca Records an album. Donna decided to go with Michael Omartian as producer to fulfill the contract. PolyGram issued these tracks on the Mercury label as She Works Hard For the Money with the title cut issued as advance single on May 10, 1983: the “She Works Hard For the Money” single became Summer’s biggest hit since 1979 with a #3 peak on the Hot 100 in Billboard where it also spent three weeks at #1 on the R&B chart with this success impelling its parent album, released June 13, 1983, to #9.Themify Builder Placeholder


She Works Hard For The Money(Michael Omartian; Donna Summer) 5:20
2  He’s A Rebel (Jay Graydon, Michael Omartian, Donna Summer) 5:53
3  Unconditional Love (Jay Graydon, Michael Omartian, Donna Summer) 4:24
4  I Do Believe I Fell In Love (Donna Summer) 4:20
5  Stop, Look & Listen (Michael Omartian; Greg Phillinganes; Donna Summer) 4:43
6  Tokyo (Michael Omartian; Bruce Sudano; Donna Summer) 4:17
7  People, People (Michael Omartian; Bruce Sudano; Donna Summer) 4:20
Love Has A Mind Of Its Own(Michael Omartian; Bruce Sudano; Donna Summer) 4:08
9  Woman (Michael Omartian; Bruce Sudano; Donna Summer; Jay Graydon) 4:34


BassNathan East
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDara Bernard
Background VocalsMary Bernard
Background VocalsMatthew Ward
Background VocalsRoberta Kelly
VocalsDonna Summer

Other Musicians

1 She Works Hard For The Money

GuitarMarty Walsh
SaxGary Herbig

2 He’s A Rebel

GuitarJay Graydon

3 Unconditional Love

FeaturingMusical Youth

4 I Do Believe I Fell In Love

GuitarJay Graydon

5 Stop, Look & Listen

GuitarMichael Omartian

6 Tokyo

GuitarMarty Walsh
SaxGary Herbig

7 People, People

GuitarMarty Walsh

8 Love Has A Mind Of Its Own

GuitarJay Graydon
VocalsMatthew Ward

9 Woman

Guitar (solo)Marty Walsh


Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Omartian
Arranged By – Michael Omartian
Concertmaster – Assa Drori
Coordinator (Production) – Yvonne Garcia
Engineer (Assisstant) – Larry Fergusson*, Ross Pallone
Mastered By (A&M) – Bernie Grundman
Mastered By (Future Disc) – Steve Hall
Mixed By – John Guess
Recorded By – John Guess

Art Direction, Design – Christopher Whorf
Photography By – Harry Langdon

Manufactured By – Polygram Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Polygram Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Phonogram International B.V.
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mixed At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Rhema Studios
Mixed At – Rhema Studios
Mastered At – Future Disc
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA