Bad Day

Album: Journals (2013)
Charted: 31 53

Songfacts®:

  • This moody downbeat tune finds a heartbroken Justin experiencing an emotionally trying day after his girl walks out on him, leaving the Canadian stewing in regret. He croons:

    "Never thought a love like yours could leave me all alone
    Didn't waste any time
    Like you had already made up your mind
    No sympathy
    'Cause I was out of line."
  • The song was released as the fifth promotional single from Justin's #MusicMondays series, a 10-week drive in which he unveiled a new tune every Sunday at midnight. The singer made a small timezone error, when he tweeted his fans from Brazil, where he was playing a concert, to go pick up his tune. Though it was after midnight where he was, it wasn't back in North America where the beliebers were freaking out because they couldn't buy the track. Once his manager, Scooter Braun corrected him, Justin posted an apology asking them to forgive his mistake.
  • The song interpolates The Isley Brothers' 1977 tune "Footsteps In The Dark," whose instrumentation was famously sampled on Ice Cube's 1993 hit "It Was a Good Day."
  • Justin had a good day in Denmark when this song topped the country's single charts. It was his fourth song from his #MusicMondays series to reach #1 there, following "Heartbreaker," "All That Matters" and "Hold Tight."

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