Bad

Song information

Author: Michael Jackson
Album title: Bad
Year of release: 1987
Duration: 4:06
Lyrics:
Your butt is mine
Gonna tell you right
Just show your face
In broad daylight
I'm telling you
On how I feel
Gonna hurt your mind
Don't shoot to kill
Come on.

Come on.
Lay it on me
All right...

I'm giving you
On count of three
To show your stuff
Or let it be...
I'm telling you
Just watch your mouth
I know your game
What you're about

Well they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
But my friend you have seen nothin'
Just wait 'til I get through...

Because I'm bad, I'm bad — come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — come on, you know
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again,
Who's bad...

The word is out
You're doin' wrong
Gonna lock you up
Before too long,
Your lyin' eyes
Gonna tell you right
So listen up
Don't make a fight,
Your talk is cheap
You're not a man
You're throwin' stones
To hide your hands

But they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
And my friends you have seen nothin'
Just wait 'til I get through...


Because I'm bad, I'm bad — come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it, you know
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
And the whole world has to answer right now
(And the whole world has to answer right now)
Just to tell you once again,
(Just to tell you once again)
Who's bad...

We can change the world tomorrow
This could be a better place
If you don't like what I'm sayin'
Then won't you slap my face...

Because I'm bad, I'm bad — come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it, you know
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
Woo! Woo! Woo!
(And the whole world has to answer right now
Just to tell you once again...)

You know I'm bad, I'm bad, come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know, you know, you know — come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
And the whole world has to answer right now
(And the whole world has to answer right now)
Just to tell you
(Just to tell you once again)

You know I'm smooth — I'm bad — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad — I'm bad baby
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know, you know, you know it — come on
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
And the whole world has to answer right now
(And the whole world has to answer right now)
Woo!
(Just to tell you once again)

You know I'm bad, I'm bad — you know it
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad — you know — hoo!
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
You know I'm bad — I'm bad — you know it, you know
(Bad bad — really, really bad)
And the whole world has to answer right now
(And the whole world has to answer right now)
Just to tell you once again...
(Just to tell you once again...)
Who's bad?
Song recording information:
  • Michael Jackson: Solo and background vocals
  • Percussion - How Now Brown Cow
  • Jimmy Smith: Hammond B3 Midi organ solo
  • Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizer solo
  • John Robinson: Drums
  • Douglas Getschal: Drum programming
  • David Williams: Guitar
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams: Saxophones
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey: Trumpets
  • Paulinho da Costa: Percussion
  • Christopher Currell: Synclavier keyboards, Digital Guitar
  • Rubba John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizers
  • Rhythm arrangement by Michael Jackson, Christopher Currell and Quincy Jones
  • Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
  • Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
[I] Michael Jackson - The Story - Played by London Twilight Orchestra - Vol. 1 Unknown
[I] The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson Unknown
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [EPC 651100 6] S

Bad (7" Single Mix)

4:05 1987
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [EPC 651100 6] S

Bad (A Cappella)

3:49 1987
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [EPC 651100 6] S

Bad (Dance Extended Mix Includes "False Fade")

8:24 1987
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [EPC 651100 6] S

Bad (Dance Remix Radio Edit)

4:50 1987
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [EPC 651100 6] S

Bad (Dub Version)

4:05 1987
Michael Jackson — Bad 4:06 1987
Michael Jackson — Bad [34-07418] S 4:05 1987
Michael Jackson — Bad [651155 7] S 4:05 1987
[R] Michael Jackson — Bad [651155 7] S

Bad (Dance Remix Radio Edit)

4:50 1987
Michael Jackson — Bad [651155] S 4:05 1988
[R] Michael Jackson — Bad [651155] S

Bad (Dance Remix Radio Edit)

4:50 1988
[I] Michael Jackson — Instrumental Version Collection 4:07 1988
Michael Jackson — The Bad Mixes

Bad (7" Version)

4:05 1989
[A] Michael Jackson — The Bad Mixes

Bad (Dance Extended Mix)

8:24 1989
[I] The Music Of Michael Jackson - 16 Instrumental Hits 3:59 1994
[I] London Synphonic Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson 2:44 1995
Michael Jackson — HIStory - Past, Present and Future - Book I 4:07 1995
Michael Jackson — Bad Special Edition 4:07 2001
Michael Jackson — Greatest Hits - HIStory - Volume I 4:07 2001
Michael Jackson — Number Ones 4:06 2003
Michael Jackson — The Ultimate Collection 4:07 2004
Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson 4:08 2005
Michael Jackson — Bad [084354] S 2006
[A] Michael Jackson — Bad [084354] S

Bad (Extended Dance Mix)

2006
[I] The Sunset Lounge Orchestra — The Michael Jackson Cool Down Experience - Part 2 3:39 2007
Michael Jackson — King Of Pop (Deluxe UK Edition) 4:08 2008
[A] Michael Jackson — King Of Pop (Deluxe UK Edition)

Bad (Dance Extended Mix Includes 'False Fade')

8:25 2008
[G] Michael Jackson — One Night In Japan (bootleg) 6:08 2009
[I] Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) Performs the Hits of Michael Jackson 2:52 2009
[I] #1 Tribute Band — Acoustic Guitar Tribute To Michael Jackson 4:06 2009
[I] Bob Baldwin — Never Can Say Goodbye

Bad (featuring Ragan Whiteside)

5:14 2010
[R] Michael Jackson — Immortal

Remember The Time, Bad

4:40 2011
[G] Michael Jackson — Bad 25 4:28 2012
Michael Jackson — Bad 25 4:07 2012
[G] Michael Jackson — Bad 25

Bad (Live at Yokohama Stadium, September 1987)

4:41 2012
[R] Michael Jackson — Bad 25

Bad (Remix By Afrojack - Club Mix)

7:34 2012
[R] Michael Jackson — Bad 25

Bad (Remix By Afrojack Featuring Pitbull - DJ Buddha Edit)

4:28 2012
[G] Michael Jackson — Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 4:28 2012