Bad Blood (Neil Sedaka song)

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"Bad Blood"
Single by Neil Sedaka
from the album Overnight Success; The Hungry Years
B-side "Hey Mister Sunshine" (UK); "Your Favorite Entertainer" (US); "Baby Blue" (Italy)
Released 1975
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Length 3:09
Label Polydor (UK); Rocket (US)
Writer(s) Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody
Neil Sedaka singles chronology
The Queen of 1964 (UK) Bad Blood Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Elton John, uncredited backup vocals

"Bad Blood" was a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody. The song, with uncredited backing vocals by Elton John, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, remaining in the top position for three weeks. It was certified gold by the RIAA and was the most successful individual commercial release in Sedaka's career. "Bad Blood" was replaced at the #1 spot by John's single, "Island Girl".

Pop-culture references[edit]

This song is featured in the season 1 episode 18 "The Career Day" of sitcom That 70's Show, when Eric and his mother sing it while driving in the car.

In 2013, a caller to the Jim Rome Show attempted a parody of this song, only to get run (hung up on) and invited to a contest for the show's worst callers.

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Preceded by
"Calypso" / "I'm Sorry" by John Denver
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
October 11, 1975 - October 25, 1975
Succeeded by
"Island Girl" by Elton John