Bad (Michael Jackson song)

“Bad” is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released by Epic Records on September 7, 1987, as the second single from Jackson’s seventh studio album of the same name. The song was written and composed by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones and Jackson. Jackson stated that the song was influenced by a real-life story he had read about, of a young man who tried to escape poverty by attending private school but ended up being killed when he returned home.