Bad Boy (Miami Sound Machine song)

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"Bad Boy"
Single by Miami Sound Machine
from the album Primitive Love
B-side "Surrender Paradise" (North America)
"Movies" (Europe)
Released August 30, 1985 (1985-08-30)
(see Release history)
Format Cassette single
Vinyl 7" Single
Vinyl 12" single
Recorded 1985
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:58 (Album Version)
3:42 (Single Remix)
Label Epic
Certification Gold (ARIA, MC, RIAA)
Miami Sound Machine singles chronology
"Conga"
(1985)
"Bad Boy"
(1986)
"Words Get in the Way"
(1986)
Primitive Love track listing
"Words Get in the Way"
(3)
"Bad Boy"
(4)
"Falling in Love"
(5)
Greatest Hits track listing
"Can't Stay Away from You"
(4)
"Bad Boy"
(5)
1-2-3" (Remix)
(6)

"Bad Boy" was the second single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love. The song enjoyed much success following up on the band's mainstream breakthrough single, "Conga".

Song history[edit]

The radio release and single was an edited and remixed version of the original album cut. It was remixed by Shep Pettibone. "Bad Boy" became the band's second Top Ten single in the United States, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the Top 20 in many other countries around the world. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 units and by the ARIA in Australia for sales of 35,000 copies. The song landed at #79 on Billboard magazine's year-end chart of 1986.[1]

The video of the song received high rotation on MTV and other video music channels. Two videos were made with the second one featuring Estefan with the cast of the musical Cats. The song opened the film, Three Men and a Baby.

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. Vinyl 12" Single (49 05338)

  1. "Bad Boy" (Remix)
  2. "Bad Boy" (Dub Version)

U.S. Vinyl 12" Promo Single (PRO1)

  1. "Bad Boy" (Single Mix)
  2. "Bad Boy" (Album Version)

U.S. Vinyl 7" Single (34 05805)

  1. "Bad Boy" (Single Remix)
  2. "Surrender Paradise" (Album Version)

UK Vinyl 7" Single (A 6537)

  1. "Bad Boy" (Single Remix)
  2. "Movies" (Album Version)

UK Vinyl 12" Single (TA 6537)

  1. "Bad Boy" (Single Remix)
  2. "Bad Boy" (Dub Version)
  3. "Movies" (Album Version)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Europe August 30, 1985 (1985-08-30)
United States February 15, 1986 (1986-02-15)
Japan April 2, 1986 (1986-04-02)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Official versions[edit]

Original versions

  1. Album Version — 3:58

Remixes

  1. Single Remix — 3:42
  2. Club Mix — 6:26
  3. Dub Mix — 6:43

Versions

  1. Extended album version

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bad Boy (Single - 1986)
  2. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy". Music Canada. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 1, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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