Michael Jackson – Bad



  • Song Name: Bad
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Michael Jackson
  • Featuring: N/A
  • Produced By: Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones
  • Album Name: Bad
  • Release Date: September 7, 1987
  • Genre: 80s, R&B, Pop
  • Record Label: Epic/Legacy
  • Written By: Michael Jackson
  • Performance: Peaked at No.N/A
  • Sampled In:  Payback (The Final Mixdown) by James Brown, Da Baddest Bitch by Trina (Ft. Trick Daddy), Outer Space by Yelawolf, Brand New You’re Retro by Tricky,
  • Cover By: Bad by Glee Cast (Ft. Darren Criss, Grant Gustin, Kevin McHale & Naya Rivera), Fat by “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Remixed By: Bad (Remix By Afrojack – Dj Buddha Edit) by Michael Jackson (Ft. Pitbull), Bad (Remix By Afrojack – Club Mix) by Michael Jackson

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.

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