Bad Animals

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Bad Animals
Studio album by Heart
Released June 6, 1987 (1987-06-06)
Recorded January–May 1987 at One on One Recording Studios in Hollywood; Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, Los Angeles; Can-Am Studios in Tarzana, Los Angeles; The Power Station in New York City
Genre Hard rock, power pop, pop rock
Length 40:48
Label Capitol
Producer Ron Nevison
Heart chronology
Heart
(1985)
Bad Animals
(1987)
Brigade
(1990)
Singles from Bad Animals
  1. "Alone" / "Barracuda (live)"
    Released: May 16, 1987 (1987-05-16)
  2. "Who Will You Run To" / "Magic Man (live)"
    Released: August 15, 1987 (1987-08-15)
  3. "There's the Girl" / "Bad Animals"
    Released: November 7, 1987 (1987-11-07)
  4. "I Want You So Bad" / "Easy Target"
    Released: February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]

Bad Animals is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Heart, released in 1987 through Capitol Records. The album continues the mainstream hard rock style from the band's 1985 self-titled release, all while enjoying similar success. RIAA certification as of 1992 is three times platinum, indicating sales in excess of three million copies in the US alone.[5] The album reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.[6] Bad Animals contained the number one hit single "Alone", while "Who Will You Run To" reached No. 7, "There's the Girl" reached No. 12, and "I Want You So Bad" reached No. 49.[6] The album is notable for containing only four tracks with writing contributions from lead members Ann and Nancy Wilson.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Who Will You Run To"   Diane Warren 4:06
2. "Alone"   Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg 3:38
3. "There's the Girl"   Holly Knight, Nancy Wilson 3:50
4. "I Want You So Bad"   Kelly, Steinberg 4:21
5. "Wait for an Answer"   Lisa Dalbello 4:31
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Bad Animals"   Ann Wilson, N. Wilson, Denny Carmassi, Mark Andes, Howard Leese, Sterling 4:54
7. "You Ain't So Tough"   Steve Kipner, Peter Beckett 4:05
8. "Strangers of the Heart"   Duane Hitchings, Sue Shifrin, Andes 3:41
9. "Easy Target"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis 3:58
10. "RSVP"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 3:39

Personnel[edit]

Heart[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ron Nevison - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Toby Wright, Stan Katayama, Julian Stoll, Mike Christopher, Jeffrey Poe - assistant engineers

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1992 3x Platinum (+ 3,000,000)[5]
Canada CRIA 1993 4x Platinum (+ 400,000)[26]
UK BPI 1988 Platinum (+ 300,000)[27]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews: Heart". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Fissinger, Laura (July 2, 1987). "Heart: Bad Animals : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2007. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 372. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
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  13. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  17. ^ "Heart – Alone". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Heart – Alone (song)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Heart – Alone (nummer)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Heart – Alone". Ultratop (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Single – Heart, Alone". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Heart – Alone (song)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 3, October 24, 1987". Library and Archives Canada. October 24, 1987. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 13, January 16, 1988". Library and Archives Canada. January 16, 1988. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 24, April 02 1988". Library and Archives Canada. April 2, 1988. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Heart". Music Canada. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Search for Artist Heart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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