"Bad" by Michael Jackson was number one on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago today. It's the title track from the follow up to his enormously successful "Thriller" album.
Jackson initially envisioned the song as a duet with Prince, but that didn't work out. Jackson told a reporter that the lyrics were inspired by a news story he read. It was about an inner-city kid who goes away to a private school and tries to leave his past behind. But when he comes home for Thanksgiving he's confronted by his old friends from the neighborhood.
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