Bad Boys (Inner Circle song)

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"Bad Boys"
Bad Boys (Swedish edition)
1990 Swedish release
Single by Inner Circle
from the album One Way and Bad Boys
B-side "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" (1992)
Released 4 May 1993
Format LP, 45
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre Reggae
Length 3:52
Label Island
Writer(s) Ian Lewis
Music sample

"Bad Boys" is a song by the reggae band Inner Circle.


The song was originally released in 1987 on the album One Way. In 1992, it was later released on "Bad Boys" and the song was released as a single. It reached number 52 in the United Kingdom[1] and number 8 in the United States,[2] going gold along the way. The song was also released as B-side on Inner Circle's 1992 single "Sweat (A La La La La Long)".[3]

This song makes references to "Sheriff John Brown", who was the sheriff killed in Bob Marley's song "I Shot the Sheriff".

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