The song begins with a stanza written in typical 8 bar blues structure & chord sequence, and then progresses to a 10 bar blues chorus. Other uses of mixing bar structure include "Bird Dog", recorded by The Everly Brothers and written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in 1957, which has a 12 bar blues stanza and an 8 bar blues chorus. "Bad Case of Loving You", however, is an example of mixing the rarer 10 bar blues structure in charted country compositions.
Mexican-American singer Tatiana recorded a Spanish-language cover version in 1994 for her album Un Alma Desnuda and was released as the second single from the album. A cover version of the chorus also is part of the theme of the American syndicated series The Doctors.