Michael Jackson – Bad Review
Every ‘Bad’ by Michael Jackson review would mention the fact that it was the second No. 1 single from the album of the same title, which was released in 1987. It was originally intended to serve as a duet between Jackson and Prince but things fell through and that concept did not materialize. Just like his ‘Thriller’ single, this one was accompanied by a short film, an 18-minute feature that also served as its official music video.
The song was well received by numerous contemporary music critics. It dominated the music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks. The music video was directed by no less than Martin Scorsese and featured Wesley Snipes, who was yet to be discovered that time.
It was another track that emphasized Jackson’s excellent vocal performance. He impressed most music critics as he proved that he is not just a flash in the pan sensation. This track has a unique authority that humanized the King of Pop and helped change his image.
Most of his followers liked the way he talked trash in his song. Producers of the album wanted to make his image a little ‘bad’ to match the single and album title.