Bad Company (song)
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"Bad Company" is a song by the hard rock band Bad Company. It was released as the third single from their debut album Bad Company in 1974, although it did not chart (in America). Co-written by the group's lead singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, the song's meaning comes from a book on Victorian morals. The song uses the same chords and piano figure as Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock" from 1970.
|Single by Bad Company|
|from the album Bad Company|
|Genre||Soft rock, hard rock|
|Bad Company singles chronology|
In popular cultureEdit
Garth Brooks covers the song on his box set Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.
In the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, Keicho Nijimura's stand, Bad Company is named after the band.
Five Finger Death Punch released a cover of the song.
The song was featured in Billions, Season 5 - Episode 1, as Axe and Waggs ride motorcycles away from their spiritual retreat. Later repeated as Axe walked in to the photoshoot.
Five Finger Death Punch coverEdit
|Single by Five Finger Death Punch|
|from the album War Is the Answer|
|Released||May 17, 2010|
|Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology|
Five Finger Death Punch frequently performs a cover of this song live, and recorded the song for their second album War Is the Answer. The song has a significantly heavier tone to it, along with several lyrical edits ("I was born a shotgun in my hands", "the death punch sound is our claim to fame"). The song has been used as entrance music by Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta and San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
|2.||"The Devil's Own" (live)||4:54|
|1.||"Bad Company (radio edit)"||3:57|
|2.||"Bad Company (album version)"||4:23|
|US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Rock Songs (Billboard)||7|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||26|
|US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)||11|
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- "In a season of some necessary transition, Bumgarner, Posey and the Giants' new puzzle pieces are beginning to come together". Times-Standard. June 28, 2015.
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