1987 Michael Jackson – Bad

jackson-michael-1987Bad is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson. It is his third studio album released through Epic Records. It was released on August 31, 1987, nearly five years after Jackson’s previous solo studio album, Thriller. As of 2012 Bad itself has sold between 30 and 45 million copies worldwide, was certified 9 times Platinum in the United States alone, and has been cited as one of the 30 best-selling albums of all time.

The lead single “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” became the first of five of the album’s singles to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number one on September 19, 1987. It also charted on Billboards R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at number one and number two respectively. Internationally, the song also peaked at number one, in three territories, United Kingdom, for two weeks, four weeks in the Netherlands and seven weeks in Norway. The album’s second single, “Bad”, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 16, 1987. The song charted within the top ten internationally. “The Way You Make Me Feel” became the album’s third consecutive single to peak at number one on Billboards Hot 100. The song primarily charted within the top ten and twenty internationally. “Man in the Mirror” then charted at number one on Billboards Hot 100 in March 1988 and charted at number four, eight and ten in New Zealand, Australia and Austria. On July 2, 1988, “Dirty Diana” became the fifth consecutive, and final, single to peak at number one on the Hot 100. It was successful internationally, charting within the top ten in several countries.

“Another Part of Me” charted at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, while topping the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. Internationally, it was a mid success compared to its previous singles, peaking at number five, fourteen and thirty two in the Netherlands, New Zealand and France. “Smooth Criminal” became the sixth top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, and saw similar success internationally, charting within the top ten in five territories. Released outside the United States and Canada, “Leave Me Alone” topped the Irish charts, as well as peaking within the top ten in five other countries. The album’s last official single was “Liberian Girl”, which did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but was generally successful internationally, charting mainly within the top twentyThemify Builder Placeholder

Tracks

Bad (Michael Jackson) 4:07
The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson) 5:00
3  Speed Demon (Michael Jackson) 4:01
4  Liberian Girl (Michael Jackson) 3:54
5  Just Good Friends (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) 4:08
6  Another Part Of Me (Michael Jackson) 3:55
7  Man In The Mirror (Siedah Garret, Glen Ballard) 5:20
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Michael Jackson) 4:25
9  Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson) 4:53
10  Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson) 4:19
11  Leave Me Alone (Michael Jackson) 4:39

Musicians

1 Bad

DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Douglas Getschal
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsChristopher Currell
OrganJimmy Smith
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsMichael Jackson


2 The Way You Make Me Feel

DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Douglas Getschal
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarEric Gale
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
SynclavierChristopher Currell
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionOllie E. Brown
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsMichael Jackson


3 Speed Demon

Drums (programming)Douglas Getschal
DrumsJR Robinson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
DrumsMiko Brando
GuitarBill Bottrell
GuitarDavid Williams
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsMichael Jackson


4 Liberian Girl

DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Douglas Getschal
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsMichael Jackson


5 Just Good Friends

DrumsBruce Swedien
DrumsHumberto Catica
DrumsOllie E. Brown
Drums (programming)Cornelius Mims
GuitarMike Landau
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerStevie Wonder
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsMichael Jackson
VocalsStevie Wonder


6 Another Part Of Me

GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsMichael Jackson


7 Man In The Mirror

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGlen Ballard
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
Background VocalsThe Winans
Background VocalsAndrae Crouch Choir
VocalsMichael Jackson


8 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarDann Huff
PianoJohn Barnes
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsMichael Jackson
VocalsSiedah Garrett


9 Dirty Diana

DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Douglas Getschal
Guitar (solo)Steve Stevens
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
VocalsMichael Jackson


10 Smooth Criminal

DrumsJR Robinson
DrumsBill Bottrell
DrumsBruce Swedien
GuitarDavid Williams
SynclavierChristopher Currell
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsMichael Jackson


11 Leave Me Alone

Drums (programming)Larry Williams
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierCasey Young
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
VocalsMichael Jackson

Liner Notes

Producer – Quincy Jones
Co-producer – Michael Jackson
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Michael Jackson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Quincy Jones (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Christopher Currell (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – John Barnes (Tracks 4, 6, 9, 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Graham Lyle, Terry Britten (Track 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Glen Ballard (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jerry Hey (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horn) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – John Barnes (Track 9)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Jerry Hey (Track 3, 4)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Quincy Jones (Tracks 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – John Barnes (Tracks 4, 9)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Graham Lyle, Terry Britten (Track 5)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Glen Ballard (Track 7)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – David Paich (Track 8)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Michael Jackson (Track 9)
Arranged By (Swahili Chant) – Caiphus Semenya (Track 4)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Michael Jackson (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Graham Lyle, Quincy Jones, Terry Britten (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocal) – John Barnes (Tracks 6, 8)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Andrae Crouch (Track 7)
Directed By (Technical) – Craig Johnson
Engineer (Additional) – Humberto Gatica
Engineer (Assistant) – Brad Sundberg, Claudio Ordenes, Debbie Johnson, Laura Livingston
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mastered By (Preparation For Compact Disc) – Joe Gastwirt
Mixed By, Recorded By – Bruce Swedien
Recorded By (Additional) – Bill Bottrell, Brian Malouf, Claudio Ordenes, Craig Johnson, Gary Olazabal, Matt Forger
Technician (Westlake Audio Technical Support) – Dan Burns, Greg Loskorn, John Sacchetti, Mustafa Locks, Pat Stotlz, Rich Markowitz


Art Direction – Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
Photography By (Back Cover) – Greg Gorman
Photography By (Cover) – Sam Emerson
Photography By (Inside Spread) – Matthew Rolston
Typography (“Bad” Lettering) – Jeffrey Spear

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MJJ Productions Inc.
Copyright (c) – MJJ Productions Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Produced For – Quincy Jones Productions
Produced For – MJJ Productions
Manufactured By – Epic Records
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Mixed At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering