Bad Boy (Skepta song)

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"Bad Boy"
Single by Skepta
from the album Doin' It Again
Released 15 March 2010 [1]
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2009
Genre Electro-grime
Length 2:51 (Album Version)
Label Boy Better Know
Writer(s) Joseph Junior Adenuga
Producer(s) Agent X
Skepta singles chronology
"Sunglasses at Night"
"Bad Boy"
"Rescue Me"

"Bad Boy" is a single by British grime artist Skepta, released on 15 March 2010 for digital download. On 21 March 2010 it charted number 26 on the UK Singles Chart. The track is produced by Agent X and the music video is directed by "Staple House". It is the first single released from his third album Doin' It Again.

Critical reception[edit]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating:

Y'know, listening to this and thinking doesn't strike me that Alexandra Burke - a self-confessed fan of the badder boy - would be at all pleased if she bought a new dress and her fella failed to notice, would she?

I mean come on, she's a pop star. She went on a TV talent show in order to get constant feedback and praise from the British public every week. The very least she is going to expect from a man is the ability to tell her she looks hot in her new frock. That need for attention drives her every move, as it does for everyone.

Heck, even bad boys like Skepta do what they do partly because they're not supposed to and it makes people look. Or at least, they SAY they do the things they do because of that. There is a difference.4/5 stars.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Bad Boy" (Album version) 2:51

Chart performance[edit]

In the mid-week chart in the UK Singles Chart, "Bad Boy" entered at number 34 on Wednesday 17 March 2010. Then 4 days after on Sunday 21 March 2010 climbed 8 places from the mid-week chart to number 26. In the same week, it reached number 8 on the UK R&B Chart and a number 1 on the UK Indie Chart.

Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 26
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[5] 8
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[6] 1
Preceded by
"I'm In The House" by Steve Aoki
"History Makers" by Delirious?
UK Indie Chart number-one Single
21 March 2010 - 28 March 2010
11 April 2010 – 18 April 2010
Succeeded by
"History Makers" by Delirious?
"Heartbeat Song" by The Futureheads


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