Bad Things (Jace Everett song)

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"Bad Things"
Single by Jace Everett
from the album Jace Everett
FormatDigital download
LabelEpic Nashville
Songwriter(s)Jace Everett[3]
Jace Everett singles chronology
"That's the Kind of Love I'm In"
"Bad Things"
"Nowhere in the Neighborhood"

"Bad Things" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Jace Everett.[5] It is included on his only album for Epic Records Nashville, the self-titled Jace Everett. Although released as a single in 2005, it did not chart on the Hot Country Songs charts that year. The song charted in the United Kingdom, Norway, and Sweden in 2009 after it was selected as the theme song for the HBO series True Blood.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in his review of the album for Allmusic, compared the song in sound to Chris Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing", saying that it was "less menacing and a little rowdier" than that song.[6]

Use in media[edit]

In 2008, it was selected as the theme song for HBO's vampire series True Blood. It won a 2009 Broadcast Music Incorporated award in the cable television category and was nominated for a 2009 Scream Award for "Best Scream Song of the Year".[7][8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 49


  1. ^ "True Blood" (HBO) Theme Song "Bad Things" Leads New Album From Hit Songwriter and Renowned Americana Music Artist Jace Everett
  2. ^ Interview with Jace Everett
  3. ^ "Listing for "Bad Things"". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  4. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Jace Everett biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  5. ^ "How Did "Bad Things" Get to be True Blood's Theme Song?". True Blood News. 2010-07-20. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Jace Everett review". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  7. ^ "BMI Film & Television Awards Tout Composers of Year’s Top Film, Television, & Cable Music" Retrieved on 2009-09-02.
  8. ^ "Best Scream Song of the Year, 2009" Retrieved on 2009-09-02.
  9. ^ " – Jace Everett – Bad Things". VG-lista. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  10. ^ " – Jace Everett – Bad Things". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  11. ^ "Jace Everett: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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