I'm Good at Being Bad

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"I'm Good at Being Bad"
I'm Good at Being Bad (TLC single - cover art).jpg
Promotional single by TLC
from the album FanMail
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1999
Length4:39 (re-edited album version)
5:25 (original clean version)
5:39 (original explicit version)
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

"I'm Good at Being Bad" is a song recorded by American girl group TLC for their third album, FanMail. The track was inspired by Janet Jackson's song "What About" on her 1997 studio album, The Velvet Rope, which both shared producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

The song was released as a promotional single from the album around the time "No Scrubs" was sent to radio. Despite not ever receiving official airplay or commercial release, the song peaked within the top 40 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Left Eye's rap section of the song was included in the uncut version of the "Unpretty" music video.


The song's original title was "Bitch Like Me". The song, along with "Silly Ho", is said to "crank up the raunch level" for the girls, with the lyrics describing "A 10-inch or bigger / A lick-it-from-the-back-type nigga [sic]."[1]

The album version samples the Donna Summer song "Love to Love You Baby".

Track listing[edit]


Chart (1999) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 38


  1. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (May 1999). "There The Hard Way" (Google Books). Vibe. SpinMedia. 7 (4): 84. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "TLC Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.