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
Released December 23, 2000
Format CD, 12"[1]
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop punk
Length 3:23
Label Columbia[2]
Writer(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!.

Track listing[edit]

Version 1[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Want You Bad"  
2. "80 Times" (T.S.O.L. cover)  
3. "All I Want" (Live)  
4. "Autonomy" (Buzzcocks cover)  

Version 2[edit]

No. Title Length
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[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Want You Bad" 3:23
2. "All I Want" (Live)  
3. "Autonomy"  

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles on the 10th and 11 of January 2001, and was directed by Spencer Susser.[4] It takes place in a party, with the band playing in the background. The protagonist is a man trying it on with various women at a party, failing each time. As this takes place the party-goers 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 we see the woman 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]

DVD appearances[edit]

The music video also appears on the Complete Music Video Collection DVD. It was released in 2005.


Chart (2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 35
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 67
Italy (FIMI)[10] 36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 50
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 45
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 15
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[14] 23
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 10

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