Want You Bad

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"Want You Bad"
Want you bad.jpg
Single by the Offspring
from the album Conspiracy of One
B-side"80 Times"
ReleasedDecember 23, 2000
FormatCD, 12"[1]
GenrePop punk
Songwriter(s)Dexter Holland
Producer(s)Brendan O'Brien
The Offspring singles chronology
"Original Prankster"
"Want You Bad"
"Million Miles Away"

"Want You Bad" is a song by American punk rock band the Offspring. The song is featured as the fourth track on the band's sixth studio album Conspiracy of One (2000) and was released as the second single from the album. The song is also featured on the band's Greatest Hits album (2005). It became another Offspring US Hot Modern Rock Track top 10.

The title is a play on words, with the narrator of the song saying to his girlfriend he wants her "to be bad" as in a dominatrix way, rather than he wants her "badly".[3]

The song was remixed by the Dwarves singer Blag Dahlia. The remix appeared on some versions of the "Million Miles Away" single. Two of the single's B-sides, "80 Times" and "Autonomy", appeared on the band's 2010 Japan only compilation album Happy Hour!.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles, California, during January 10–11, 2001, and was directed by Spencer Susser.[4] It takes place at a party, with the band playing in the background. The protagonist is a man trying it on with various women in attendance, failing each time. Soon, the partygoers start to open up cans with the Offspring logo on them. These explode violently with foam when opened leading to the party starting to get chaotic.

Eventually the man finds a woman who does not balk at his whispered suggestions. Meanwhile, the party has descended into chaos as the foam covers even the band and some of them are tackled to the ground by the partiers, though the music still plays. In the closing moments of the video, the woman is shown shaking one of the Offspring cans in front of the man. The man looks on excited as it finally explodes - the foam appears to blow his head off while the woman laughs and smiles as the camera fades to black.

Dexter Holland, the band's lead vocalist, said he hated this video, saying that it was too "cheesy", although it is one of his favorite songs.[3]

The first model (in a black bikini) was played by Kim Smith, the second model (in a red dress) is Michelle Belegrin[5] and the third model is Katelyn Rosaasen.[6] [7] The music video appears on the Complete Music Video Collection DVD, released in 2005.

Track listings[edit]

Version 1

1."Want You Bad" 
2."80 Times" (T.S.O.L. cover) 
3."All I Want" (Live) 
4."Autonomy" (Buzzcocks cover) 

Version 2

1."Want You Bad"3:23
2."The Kids Aren't Alright" (Live)3:06
3."80 Times"2:07
4."Want You Bad" (Video CD Extra)3:23

Version 3

1."Want You Bad"3:23
2."All I Want" (Live) 

Charts and certifications[edit]

In popular culture[edit]


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  2. ^ "Want You Bad". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Commentary for the video on Complete Music Video Collection, released 2005
  4. ^ 'The New Video - Want You Bad!' The Offspring news item, 5th January 2001
  5. ^ "Ass from the Past #2 – Katelyn Rosaasen". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ass from the Past #2 – Katelyn Rosaasen". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Offspring: Want You Bad (Video 2000)". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Offspring – Want You Bad". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Offspring – Want You Bad" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 12, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Offspring – Want You Bad". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Offspring – Want You Bad". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Offspring – Want You Bad". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2001" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Offspring – Want You Bad". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 7, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Want You Bad in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "Tomcats (2001) – Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  21. ^ "American Pie 2 (2001) – Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  22. ^ "Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller – Credits". Allgame. Retrieved July 18, 2013.

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