Bad Girl

Album: Erotica (1992)
Charted: 10 36

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a woman who can't avoid drugs, cigarettes, one-night stands, and questionable people. In the video, directed by David Fincher, Christopher Walken plays her "guardian angel."

    Fincher also directed the music videos for Madonna's "Express Yourself," "Oh, Father" and "Vogue."
  • This song was written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, and Madonna produced it with Tony Shimkin. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Keely - Bronx, NY, for above 2
  • "The song 'Bad Girl' is about a girl who gets drunk by six and smokes too many cigarettes," Pettibone explained in a 1992 NME interview. "That's the chorus but it goes a lot deeper than that. It's about friends of hers that have died of AIDS. It's about trying to bring an awareness to a situation that some people still don't think is real, but it's everywhere."

Comments: 6

  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdAnother Madonna ballad artwork I was moved and touched by, Bad Girl is a song that Madonna cries and sings with absolute sadness. If you like your Evita Ciccone on the hurting and sad side, give Bad Girl a listen and your full attention. Lady Madonna will thank you for it! Brilliant and sad Madonna ballad performance, this one!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyTwo completely different versions of "Bad Girl" have reached the Top 100; in 1959 The Miracles' "Bad Girl" peaked at #93. Then in 1963 Neil Sedaka's version of "Bad Girl" topped out at #33!!!
  • Rusputtin from Atlanta, GaShe looked so elegant on this vdo...reminds me of my high school years. Of course critics for some weird reason hammered this whole Erotica album, but I personally feel this is one of the BEST Madonna album....has 6/7 luvly tracks!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnGreat video - contains some of Madonna's best acting.
  • Reza from Shiraz, Iranlove this song. listened 2 it so many times.still catchy
  • Tanya from La Verne, Caone of her best slower-paced tunes.
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