Make Me Bad" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn for their fourth studio album, . Many Korn fans interpret the lyrics to be about frontman Issues Jonathan Davis' getting tired of drinking and drug abuse and his decision to get sober a year prior to coming out. It was released as the album's second single in February 2000, enjoying major success on US rock radio stations and in the Issues United Kingdom. The -inspired music video is one of the most expensive videos Korn have ever filmed, and features actors Alien Brigitte Nielsen, Udo Kier, Tatjana Patitz and Shannyn Sossamon. An acoustic medley of "Make Me Bad" and The Cure's " In Between Days" was performed with The Cure for the series in December 2006. MTV Unplugged
Music video [ edit ]
The video was directed by Martin Weisz, and features actresses
Brigitte Nielsen, Tatjana Patitz, Shannyn Sossamon, and actor Udo Kier. Brigitte and Udo would play villains in the 2000 film, . It received its world premiere in February 2000 on the short-lived Doomsdayer USA Network music show , alongside Farmclub Limp Bizkit's video for their single, " Break Stuff". Both groups made a guest appearance to introduce their respective videos. "Make Me Bad" gained heavy airplay on MTV and MTV2 at the time of its release. Towards the end of the video, the song "Dead", also from , is heard in the background. "Make Me Bad" spent sixty-five days on Issues MTV's , Total Request Live becoming Korn's fourth and final [1 ] "retired" video on June 8, 2000.
Sickness in Salvation mix [ edit ]
A retooled version of the video featuring
Butch Vig's Sickness in Salvation remix aired occasionally during April and May 2000. It is featured as an easter egg on the band's home video, . Deuce
MTV Unplugged rendition [ edit ]
The acoustic rendition of this song on the album
is performed within a medley of MTV Unplugged The Cure's " In Between Days," with The Cure as special guests. [2 ]
Appearances in media [ edit ]
The song has been used by apparel manufacturing company
Puma in their advertisements during the time Korn had signed a contract with the company. It was also featured in the video game NHL Hitz 2002 when the game was paused.
Track listing [ edit ]
US Radio Promo [ edit ]
"Make Me Bad"
(radio edit) – 3:53 "Make Me Bad"
(album version) – 3:55
Australian release [ edit ]
"Make Me Bad" – 3:53
(Single Mix) – 3:56 "Make Me Bad"
(Single Mix) – 4:11 "Make Me Bad"
(Sickness in Salvation Mix) – 3:29 "Make Me Bad"
(Danny Saber's Remix) – 4:20 "Make Me Bad"
(Kornography Mix) – 4:43 "Make Me Bad"
(Sybil Mix) – 5:15
Chart performance [ edit ]
The song peaked at number seven on
s Billboard' Alternative Songs chart. It also reached number nine on the [3 ] Mainstream Rock Songs chart. [4 ]
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