Bad is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The album was released on August 31, 1987 by Epic Records, nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, which went on to become the world’s best-selling album.Bad itself has sold around 30 million copies worldwide, shipped 9 million units in the United States alone, and has been cited as the 11th best selling album of all time. The album produced five Hot 100 number ones, the first album to do so. Similar to Jackson’s previous music material, the album’s music features elements of R&B, pop and rock.
Bad was recorded during the first half of 1987. The lyrical themes on the record relate to paranoia, romance and self-improvement. Bad is widely regarded as having cemented Jackson’s status as one of the most successful artists of the 1980s, as well as enhancing his solo career and being one of the best musical projects of his career. Nine of the eleven songs on Bad were released as singles; one was a promotional single and another was released outside of the United States and Canada. Five of the singles hit number one in the United States, while a sixth charted within the top-ten, and a seventh charted within the top-twenty on the Hot 100. The single that was released outside of the United States and Canada was commercially successful, charting within the top ten and top twenty in multiple territories. Bad peaked at number one in seven countries, as well as charting within the top twenty in other territories. The only song on the album which wasn’t released as a single nor had a music video for was « Just Good Friends ».
|1.||« Bad »||Jackson||4:07|
|2.||« The Way You Make Me Feel »||Jackson||4:59|
|3.||« Speed Demon »||Jackson||4:01|
|4.||« Liberian Girl »||Jackson||3:53|
|5.||« Just Good Friends » (featuring Stevie Wonder)||Terry Britten, Graham Lyle||4:08|
|6.||« Another Part of Me »||Jackson||3:54|
|7.||« Man in the Mirror »||Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard||5:19|
|8.||« I Just Can’t Stop Loving You » (featuring Siedah Garrett)||Jackson||4:14|
|9.||« Dirty Diana »||Jackson||4:41|
|10.||« Smooth Criminal »||Jackson||4:19|
|11.||« Leave Me Alone »||Jackson||4:40|