February was a bad month, from its entrance to its exit. It opened with the Super Bowl, which turned out to be an embarrassing blowout by the Bruno Mars halftime show. The month ended with a huge snowstorm that bled over into March, and in between there was day after day of below average temperatures.
Hopefully, to commemorate the dismal 28 day stretch of 2014, someone will write a song called “Bad Month.” Until then, we must content ourselves with the good “Bad” songs that already exist.
Here are the best fifteen, all of which have titles that read “Bad _______.”
“Bad Time” by Grand Funk: Besides “We’re an American Band,” this short hit is the best-known of the rock band’s original songs.
“Bad Boy” by Ray Parker, Jr: The singer of Ghostbusters recorded this as a follow-up to “The Other Woman,” as the adulterer admits his guilt and begs forgiveness.
“Bad Penny” by Rory Gallagher: This single has endured as the rocker’s most well-known song.
“Bad Company” by Bad Company: The title track from the band’s self-titled debut remains one of the best tunes of the 70’s super group.
“Bad Brakes” by Cat Stevens: This tune about “heading for a breakdown” was the only single from Back to Earth, the folk singer’s last album of Western music for over thirty years.
“Bad Sneakers” by Steely Dan: Katy Lied gave birth to several singles, including this one about walking around New York with a transistor and piña colada.
“Bad Day” by Daniel Powter: The pop artist’s biggest hit can still be heard in TV ads, films, and TV shows.
“Bad Obsession” by Guns N Roses: This tune about drug abuse is a highlight of the rock band’s first Use Your Illusion album.
“Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett: The Queen of pop-punk first made her name with this single, several years before “I Love Rock and Roll.”
“Bad Love” by Eric Clapton: This track from Slow Hand’s Journeyman features Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and Genesis drummer Phil Collins.
“Bad Dream” by Keane: The piano rock trio included this tune on its sophomore album, Under the Iron Sky.
“Bad Weather” by Poco: The late 60s folk-rock band had several huge hits, and this one is one of its finest.
“Bad Light” by Built to Spill: The alternative rock group has built quite a following, mainly because of gems like this one from Keep It like a Secret.
“Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka: The pop star teamed with Elton John for this Top Ten hit from the mid 70s.
“Bad News” by Johnny Cash: The Man in Black carries distressing words on this country classic.