Bad Animals

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Bad Animals
Heart - Bad Animals.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 6, 1987 (1987-06-06)
RecordedJanuary–May 1987
Studio
Genre
Length40:43
LabelCapitol
ProducerRon Nevison
Heart chronology
Heart
(1985)
Bad Animals
(1987)
Brigade
(1990)
Singles from Bad Animals
  1. "Alone"
    Released: May 16, 1987
  2. "Who Will You Run To"
    Released: August 15, 1987
  3. "There's the Girl"
    Released: November 7, 1987
  4. "I Want You So Bad"
    Released: February 20, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC[2]
Rolling StoneMixed[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[4]

Bad Animals is the ninth studio album by American rock band Heart. It was released on June 6, 1987, by Capitol Records. The album continues the mainstream hard rock style from the band's 1985 self-titled release, all while enjoying similar success. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 in August 1987, and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 4, 1992. Internationally, Bad Animals charted within the top five in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The album spawned the US number-one single "Alone", while "Who Will You Run To" reached number seven, "There's the Girl" reached number 12, and "I Want You So Bad" reached number 49.[5] Bad Animals received a nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Who Will You Run To"Diane Warren4:06
2."Alone"3:38
3."There's the Girl"3:50
4."I Want You So Bad"
  • Kelly
  • Steinberg
4:21
5."Wait for an Answer"Lisa Dalbello4:31
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Bad Animals"4:54
7."You Ain't So Tough"4:05
8."Strangers of the Heart"
  • Duane Hitchings
  • Sue Shifrin
  • Andes
3:41
9."Easy Target"
3:58
10."RSVP"
  • A. Wilson
  • N. Wilson
  • Ennis
3:39

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Bad Animals.[7]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Bad Animals – Heart". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Heart". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Fissinger, Laura (July 2, 1987). "Heart: Bad Animals". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2007. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Heart". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 372. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Bad Animals – Heart | Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "30th Grammy Awards – 1988". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  7. ^ Bad Animals (liner notes). Heart. Capitol Records. 1987. CDP 7 46676 2.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Heart – Bad Animals" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0831". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Heart – Bad Animals" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4 no. 28. July 18, 1987. p. 22. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via American Radio History.
  13. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Heart – Bad Animals" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Heart – Bad Animals". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Heart – Bad Animals". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Heart – Bad Animals". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "Heart Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Albums of '87". RPM. Vol. 47 no. 12. December 26, 1987. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – LP 1987" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  22. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4 no. 51/52. December 26, 1987. p. 35. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via American Radio History.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts – 1987" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  24. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1987". swisscharts.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  25. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Albums". Record Mirror. 23 January 1988. p. 37. ISSN 0144-5804.
  26. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1987". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Heart – Bad Animals". Music Canada. October 8, 1993. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Heart – Bad Animals". British Phonographic Industry. March 31, 1988. Retrieved November 2, 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Bad Animals in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  29. ^ "American album certifications – Heart – Bad Animals". Recording Industry Association of America. June 4, 1992. Retrieved November 2, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.