Thursday, October 25, 2012


....Bad by Michael Jackson! Released as the second single from MJ's album of the same name, Bad was an attempt to toughen up Michael's image from the sugary sweetness or soft R&B that had dominated most of his singles before. Whether it worked or not is highly debatable (no it isn't), but the song was a giant hit and proved that Michael could rock it out with the best of them. It stayed at #1 for two weeks and became MJ's seventh song to hit the top spot. The infamous 18-minute subway video was directed by Martin Scorcese and featured Michael acting like a tough guy (let's face it, MJ was about as intimidating as a blind poodle with no legs) opposite Wesley Snipes. It was apparently inspired by the Cool scene from West Side Story. The choreography was amazing!!! It was a Jackson video after all. The song took on a life of its own and became a classic 80s hit, topping both the R&B/Hip Hop Chart and the Hot Dance Club Play Chart. It even inspired the truly hilaroius Weird Al Yankovic spoof Fat (click it! you're welcome). So being that this year is the 25th anniversary of the album Bad, here is short-form video for the #1 song from 25 years ago today, Bad.

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