One Bad Habit

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One Bad Habit
Michael Franks One Bad Habit CD.jpg
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1980 on vinyl record
1988 on CD
Recorded The Power Station, New York
Capitol Records, Hollywood
Genre Jazz
Length 38:08
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Michael Franks chronology
Tiger in the Rain
One Bad Habit
Michael Franks with Crossfire Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records.[3] It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

The track order and lengths remained unchanged for the CD release.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baseball" Michael Franks 3:50
2. "Inside You" Michael Franks 4:11
3. "All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go" Michael Franks 3:47
4. "Lotus Blossom" Michael Franks, Don Grolnick 4:15
5. "On My Way Home To You" Michael Franks 4:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Bad Habit" Michael Franks 4:06
2. "Loving You More And More" Michael Franks 3:44
3. "Still Life" Michael Franks 4:12
4. "He Tells Himself He's Happy" Michael Franks 4:15




  • Art direction – Peter Whorf
  • Photography – Fred Valentine
  • Recording and mixing – Al Schmitt


  1. ^ "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 79. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". Retrieved 2012-01-28.