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BAD

RELEASED: August 31, 1987

PRODUCER: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones

KEY CONTRIBUTORS: John Barnes, Christopher Currell, Larry Williams, Matt Forger, Bruce Swedien, Stevie Wonder, Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard, Andrae Crouch Singers Choir, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Stevens

RECORDED: 1985-1987 (Hayvenhurst Studio, Bee Jay Studios, Westlake Studios)

ESTIMATED COPIES SOLD: 33 million

SONGS: 1. Bad; 2. The Way You Make Me Feel; 3. Speed Demon; 4. Liberian Girl; 5. Just Good Friends; 6. Another Part of Me; 7. Man in the Mirror; 8. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You; 9. Dirty Diana; 10. Smooth Criminal; 11. Leave Me Alone

OTHER NOTABLE BAD-ERA SONGS:

Al Capone, Buffalo Bill, Cheater, Crack Kills, Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round, Eaten Alive, Fly Away, Free, Get It, Groove of Midnight, I’m So Blue, Make or Break, Price of Fame, Scared of the Moon, Song Groove A/K/A Abortion Papers, Streetwalker, We Are Here to Change the World, We Are the World

FILMS:

Michael Jackson: Bad 25. Directed by Spike Lee. 2012.

The Making of Moonwalker

BOOKS/ARTICLES ABOUT BAD:

Vogel, Joseph. Beyond “Wacko Jacko”. The Atlantic.

Vogel, Joseph. Fame, Abortion and the Blues: Inside Michael Jackson’s Unreleased Bad Demos. The Atlantic.

Vogel, Joseph. A Piece of History: Michael Jackson Live at Wembley Stadium. Huffington Post.