Bad – Bad Things

The same thing happens to me every day

"Bad," Luka Bloom
"Bad," U2
"Bad Diary Days," Pedro the Lion
"Bad Fruit," Randy Stonehill
"Bad Is Bad," Huey Lewis & The News
"Bad Karma," Warren Zevon
"Bad Liver and a Broken Heart," Tom Waits
"Bad Luck and Blue Eyes Goodbye," The Black Crowes
"Bad Moon Rising," Creedence Clearwater Revivial
"Bad Moon Rising," Thea Gilmore
"Bad Moon Rising," Rasputina
"Bad Rap (Who You Tryin' to Kid Kid?)," Steve Taylor
"Bad Reputation," Freedy Johnston
"Bad Reputation," Joan Jett
"The Bad Thing," Arctic Monkeys
"Bad Things to Such Good People," David Bazan

"If there is a quintessential Cornerstone artist," Daniel Radosh writes
in his book, Rapture Ready, "it is probably David Bazan, who played the
festival for the better part of the decade with the band Pedro the
Lion. (Or, more accurately, as Pedro the Lion, since Bazan was the
group's creative force and only permanent member.)"

Which serves as a perfect intro to this, by Jessica Hopper in The Chicago Reader, "The Passion of David Bazan: At the Cornerstone Christian rock festival, a fallen evangelical returns to sing about why he broke up with God."

"It's 9 fucking o'clock and I'm already fuming and wishing I could call forth righteous ..."

Sunday favorites
"Which the ineffective Obama managed to make inescapable."

Sunday favorites
""Why'd you make me beat you?" is just normal abuser logic."

Sunday favorites
"The Second ComingTurning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall ..."

Sunday favorites

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • First?

  • Corvid

    All I’ve got this time is:
    “Bad Boy” – Andrew from
    Everyone should visit his site! He takes requests for odd song subjects and styles (e.g. “Write a song about a rapping robot who’s really nervous about asking a girl out”) and then writes excellent songs to fit the description. He also writes honest-to-goodness music, and helps other musicians flesh out their song ideas. Look through the archives for “Fish Cat” – you’ll thank me later when it’s stuck in your head all day!

  • Idivinev

    I feel like there should be a relevant Jim Croce song.

  • “Bad Boys,” Inner Circle (Theme From COPS)

  • Karen

    “Bad Boys” — Gloria Estafan and Miami Sound Machine
    “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” — Jim Croce

  • Karen

    I can’t believe I’m the only one so far to have the Jim Croce song.

  • Bruce in South Florida

    No Michael Jackson fans out there? No, I don’t have it either…

  • “Bad As I Am” – Great Big Sea
    “Bad Horse Chorus” – Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog
    “Bad Horse Chorus (reprise)” – Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog

  • Having taken my laptop to work today I really I’d have more than this:
    “Bad Reputation< Halfcocked
    "Bad Reputation," Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    "Bad Time," Ben Arnold
    "Bad Touch," The Bloodhound Gang
    "Badfish," Sublime

  • LeRoc

    I only have:
    Bad TimingdEUS
    A great symphonic rock band from Belgium.

  • R.E.M. – “Bad Day”

  • Willie Lee

    “Bad Light” – Built to Spill
    “Bad Time” – The Vibrators
    “Bad Mongo” – Turbonegro
    “Bad Animals” – Heart
    “Bad Dream Mama” – Eagles of Death Metal
    “Bad Girl” – New York Dolls
    “Bad Habit” – The Dresden Dolls
    “The Bad Homecoming (Waiting)” – Dean Gray (Green Day Mash up)
    “Bad Houses” – Big Black
    “Bad Leg” – The Fucking Am
    “Bad Mouth” – Fugazi
    “Bad Orchestra” – Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West)
    “Bad Party” – Dead Milkmen
    “Bad Religion” – Bad Religion
    “Bad things to Bad People” – Bullets and Octane
    “Bad Things to Good People” – Pedro the Lion
    “Bad to be Good” – The Vikings

  • No Michael Jackson fans out there? No, I don’t have it either…
    I’ve got it, and precious little else. U2’s “Bad,” Fuel’s “Bad Day,” and a cover of “Bad Moon Rising” by Local H.

  • “Bad Indigestion” – Lost Dogs
    “Bad News” – Eels
    “Badman’s Song” – Tears for Fears

  • “Bad Behavior”, by Super Furry Animals
    “Bad Dog No Biscuits”, by the Seatbelts
    “Bad Dreams”, by the pillows
    “Bad Moon Rising”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    “Bad Sneakers”, by Steely Dan

  • Jon P

    I got nothin’. Closest is a bunch of songs starting with “Back”. Only song that even has “bad” in the title is “Somethin’ Bad” by Goo Goo Dolls.

  • Bad Girlfriend” – Theory of a Deadman

  • Hey, I’ve actually got a couple new ones.
    “Bad” – U2
    “Bad man” – Reigning Sound
    “Bad moon rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    “Badinerie (Suite No. 2)” – J.S. Bach

  • Many thanks for that article about Bazan.
    “He’s both 100 percent sincere and 100 percent ironically detached.”
    OMG, he’s a singing Kierkegaard:
    “The presence of irony does not necessarily mean that the earnestness is excluded. Only assistant professors assume that.” (Concluding Unscientific Postscript)

  • “Bad Case of Loving You,” Robert Palmer
    “Bad Girls,” Donna Summer
    “Bad Habit,” The Dresden Dolls
    “Bad Reputation,” Joan Jett
    “Bad Touch,” The Bloodhound Gang
    For those who’ve never heard the last song, the chorus includes the lyrics “You and me, baby, ain’t nothin’ but mammals / So let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.” I nearly did a spit-take on my keyboard when a friend’s spoof video “A Day In the Life of a Virginia Tech Student” used the song as soundtrack to an included scene of a fully-suited Furry chatting up an attractive young lady.

  • Chris

    “Bad as I Am,” Great Big Sea
    “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce
    “Bad Bad Pain,” North Mississippi Allstars
    “Bad Blood,” Champion Jack Dupree
    “Bad Condition,” Otis Spann
    “Bad Day in Akron,” Don Rigsby
    “Bad in a Good Way,” Omar & The Howlers
    “Bad Loser,” Joy Lynn White
    “Bad Luck,” B.B. King
    “Bad Moon Rising,” Creedence Clearwater Revival
    “Bad News,” Michael Jerling
    “Bad Reputation,” Tim Stafford
    “Bad Time,” Grand Funk Railroad

  • Bad Animals” – Heart

  • Ian

    “Bad,” Michael Jackson (am I the only one? eh, not his best anyhow)
    “Bad,” U2
    “Bad Apples,” GNR
    “Bad Blood,” Ministry
    “Bad Card,” Bob Marley and the Wailers
    “Bad Bone,” The Frames
    “Bad Day,” Daniel Powter (Why do I have this? AAAAAAgh!)
    “Bad Diary Days,” Pedro the Lion
    “Bad luck day baby,” Po Girl
    “Bad Moon Rising,” CCR
    “Bad Things to Such Good People,” Pedro the Lion

  • Okay, I have not one but two Godsmack songs which work here. And that is wrong in so many ways. So many, many ways. Other than that, nothing. What have I become?

  • LMM

    Pope — Same here, sadly….
    “Bad Magick” — Godsmack
    “Bad Religion” — Godsmack

  • I don’t have “Bad”, but I do have Weird Al’s “Fat”, which is a far greater song in almost every respect. Pun intended.

  • Coleslaw

    No one has mentioned this?
    Bad to the Bone

  • tls

    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce (see, Karen, you’re not alone!)
    Bad Company – Bad Company
    Bad Dog No Biscuits – Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop)
    Bad Horse Chorus – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog
    Bad Horse Chorus (Reprise) – ditto

  • mountainguy

    Bad medicine – Bon Jovi
    I want you bad – The Offspring
    Bad Moon Rising – Creedence clearwater revival

  • “Bad Dreams,” Joni Mitchell, Shine
    “Bad Fog Of Loneliness,” Neil Young, Live At Massey Hall 1971
    “Bad Moon Rising,” Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chronicle, Vol. 1
    “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce, Greatest Hits
    “Badge,” Cream, The Cream Of Clapton

  • cminus

    Leaving out what Fred already has gives a list with a bit of an emphasis on butt-rock:
    “Bad Boy”, The Beatles
    “Bad Day”, Juliana Hatfield
    “Bad Girl”, ZZ Top
    “Bad Habit”, The Offspring
    “Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School”, Warren Zevon
    “Bad Medicine”, Bon Jovi
    “Bad News And Bad Breaks”, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    “Bad Reputation”, Damn Yankees
    “Bad Sneakers”, Steely Dan
    “Bad Stone”, Crystal Method
    Most recommended: “Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School”. If you like “Bad Karma”, you’ll like this as well. “Bad News And Bad Breaks” is possibly a slightly better song, but I dunno that Fred’s a Bosstones fan.

  • Lynn

    Badaboom / Eric Serra

  • Bad Dog No Biscuits – The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop OST)
    Bad Dreams – The Pillows
    Bad Friends – Gensoumaden Saiyuki Image Collection

  • Propagatrix

    “Bad Brain” – The Ramones

  • No one has mentioned this?
    Bad to the Bone

    Thought about it but decided it was out of the spelling range (“to” coming after “things” in the dictionary, yanno?) Altho I’m prolly being hypertechnical…

  • Justin

    Bad Brain – The Ramones
    Bad Dogs – Ozma (
    Bad Girl – The New York Dolls (
    Bad Guy Reaction – The Rezillos (
    Bad Situation – Sicko
    Bad Time – The Vibrators
    Bad Town – Operation Ivy
    Bad Year – Sicko
    Might be my biggest list yet! Gotta love the Rezillos. 86 years old and still rocking!

  • borealys

    Bad – U2
    Bad Angel – C’mon
    Bad As I Am – Great Big Sea
    Bad Day – Daniel Powter
    Bad Enough – Crush

  • David no longer in Maine

    I only have one, and it has already been mentioned.
    “Bad Dream Mama”, Eagles of Death Metal
    For those who don’t know, Eagles of Death Metal do not play death metal.

  • tls

    How am I the only person here who owns the Dr. Horrible soundtrack? o.O
    MikhailBorg, I didn’t include the Bloodhound Gang song because I have it listed with a ‘The’ in front, but it’s a hilarious song and I love it. :D
    cminus, your list reminded me I still need to re-rip some songs (my old mp3 collection was lost to a hard drive crash and I still have a box of CDs that needs re-ripped), and find a way to rip stuff on vinyl.

  • JM

    Not yet listed:
    “Bad Education,” Tilly and the Wall
    “Bad Weekend,” Art Brut
    I second the recommendation of Songs to Wear Pants to. Especially “I Am the First Fifty Digits of Pi” and “I Am Bjork.” And “Hidden Camera Show” made me cry.

  • Raj

    Bad, Bad Dreams – The Bee Gees (early ’70s, before they went disco)

  • Sylocat

    “Big Rock Candy Mountains” – Bill McLintock
    “Birdhouse in Your Soul” – They Might Be Giants

  • rm

    I only have it on tape, nor is there a YouTube link, but I must put in a word for “Bad is Bad” as sung by Dave Edmonds. That Huey Lewis version demonstrates the thesis of the song, but Edmonds’s version (which I think is the original, but don’t know for sure) rocks.

  • Some fun stuff in this list:
    Bad – Kirsty MacColl
    Bad – U2
    Bad Bug – Brack, Space Ghost & Zorak
    Bad Day – R.E.M.
    Bad Dreams – Tricky
    Bad for You – The BoDeans
    Bad Houses – Big Black
    Bad Man Blunder – Kingston Trio
    Bad Moon Rising – CCR (and totally in love with the fact that Fred has the Rasputina version)
    Bad Mouth – Fugazi
    Bad News Girl – The Fall
    Bad Penny – Big Black
    Bad Place to Earn a Living – Lodger
    Bad Thing – Public Service
    Bad Things – Tricky

  • Hannah M

    I do have the Michael Jackson song. I also have:
    Bad – James Marsters
    A Bad Dream – Keane
    Bad Horse Chorus – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
    Bad Horse Chorus (Reprise) – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (You’re not the only one, tls!)
    And then I have to get into the fact that I have the “Badger Badger Badger” song on my iTunes, and that’s just not something I like to admit.

  • i like this part of the blog:”Which serves as a perfect intro to this, by Jessica Hopper in The Chicago Reader, “The Passion of David Bazan: At the Cornerstone Christian rock festival, a fallen evangelical returns to sing about why he broke up with God.”” is very good, you should add some pictures….