Michael Jackson Bad Album Turns 35 Years Old


Michael Jackson is widely considered as the greatest entertainer to ever grace the stage. Unfortunately, his life was cut short back in June of 2009. If Michael had lived, two days ago would have been his 64th birthday. 35 years ago today, Michael Jackson released his 7th album titled Bad. Bad went on to sell over 35 million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the bestselling ever. The album went 11X platinum in the United States alone. Michael Jackson Bad has been added to many lists of greatest albums of all-time. Along with Thriller, Bad became the second album from Jackson to be ranked amongst the highest selling ever. Bad also influenced a lot of entertainers also. Out of the 11 tracks from the album, nine of them were released as singles.

In 1987, Michael Jackson released I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad and the Way You Make Me Feel. Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, Another Part of Me and Smooth Criminal were singles released in 1988. If that wasn’t enough, the album was still going strong where he dropped Leave Me Alone in 1989. The Bad tour, which was Jackson’s first solo world tour, grossed $125 million (equivalent to more than $293 million in 2022), making it the highest-grossing solo concert tour of the 1980s. Jackson performed 123 concerts in 15 countries to an audience of 4.4 million. It was also Jackson’s last tour where he performed on the mainland United States. Check out the videos for some of the singles off the album above. Below you can check out the track listing and stream links.

  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

What are your thoughts about Michael Jackson? How about the Bad album? What’s your favorite tracks from the album? Leave your feedback below about Michael Jackson or the Bad album.

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