But they say the sky’s the limit
And to me that’s really true
And my friends you have seen nothin’
Just wait ’til I get through
Bad by Michael Jackson was released on September 7, 1987, with I Can’t Help It! as the B side. It was the second single from the album of the same name.
The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for two weeks. Internationally, it was a Top 10 hit in 11 countries.
The full version of the music video for Bad was released in August 1987 and aired as a CBS prime time special. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starred a then unknown Wesley Snipes.