One Bad Habit

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One Bad Habit
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1980 on vinyl record
1988 on CD
Recorded The Power Station, New York
Capitol Records, Hollywood
Genre Jazz
Length 38:08
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Michael Franks chronology
Tiger in the Rain
One Bad Habit
Michael Franks with Crossfire Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records.[2] It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

The track order and lengths remained unchanged for the CD release.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baseball"   Michael Franks 3:50
2. "Inside You"   Michael Franks 4:11
3. "All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go"   Michael Franks 3:47
4. "Lotus Blossom"   Michael Franks, Don Grolnick 4:15
5. "On My Way Home To You"   Michael Franks 4:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Bad Habit"   Michael Franks 4:06
2. "Loving You More And More"   Michael Franks 3:44
3. "Still Life"   Michael Franks 4:12
4. "He Tells Himself He's Happy"   Michael Franks 4:15




  • Art direction – Peter Whorf
  • Photography – Fred Valentine
  • Recording and mixing – Al Schmitt


  1. ^ "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". Retrieved 2012-01-28.