Bad Love (Eric Clapton song)

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"Bad Love"
Single by Eric Clapton
from the album Journeyman
Released March 10, 1990
Format CD
Genre Rock
Length 5:11
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Eric Clapton, Mick Jones
Producer(s) Jill Dell'Abate, Russ Titelman
Eric Clapton singles chronology
"Bad Love"
"Before You Accuse Me"

"Bad Love" is a rock song from Eric Clapton's 1989 album Journeyman, released as the second single of the album. It was composed by Eric Clapton and Foreigner lead guitarist Mick Jones and features Phil Collins on drums and harmony vocals, Alan Clark on keyboards and Pino Palladino on bass guitar. The track was also included on the 24 Nights setlist, with Steve Ferrone on drums, Greg Phillinganes on backing vocals and keyboards, Nathan East on bass guitar and backing vocals, Chuck Leavell on hammond organ and Phil Palmer on rhythm guitar.

The song was Clapton's last number-one hit, reaching the #1 position on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, staying on top for three weeks.

Music video[edit]

The video is shot in black and white, showing Clapton, Phil Collins, Greg Phillinganes and Nathan East playing the song on a stage, interspersed with other shots of the band.

Charts, awards and nominations[edit]

For "Bad Love", Clapton won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.[1]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Album Rock Tracks 1


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