Bad Luck (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes song)

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"Bad Luck"
Single by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
from the album To Be True
A-side "Bad Luck (Part 1)"
B-side "Bad Luck (Part 2)"
Released February 1975
Genre Soul/Disco
Length 3:10 (single version)
6:29 (full-length version)
Label Philadelphia International
Writer(s) Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead
Producer(s) Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes singles chronology
"Where Are All My Friends"
"Bad Luck
(Part 1)
"Hope That We Can Be Together Soon"

"Bad Luck" (Part 1) is a 1975 disco/R&B/pop single by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. The single was a number one Disco/Dance hit for eleven weeks.[1] On the soul chart "Bad Luck" went to #4 and also peaked at #15 on the Hot 100.[2] The song was featured in the 2000 film Next Friday.

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Disco Action chart 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 173. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 393. 

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Preceded by
"Hijack" by Herbie Mann
Billboard Disco Action number-one single
March 8, 1975 – May 17, 1975
Succeeded by
"Ease on Down the Road" by Consumer Rapport