Billie Eilish Says She Never Thought Fans Would Like 'Bad Guy': 'I Don't Know What People Want Anymore'

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Billie Eilish visits the SiriusXM studios on Sept. 30, 2019 in New York City. 

Billie Eilish's Hot 100 chart topper "bad guy" is inescapable these days and undeniably catchy, but surprisingly, the songstress herself didn't think it wasn't going to be a hit.   

Eilish and her brother Finneas dropped by The Howard Stern Show on Monday (Sept. 30), where she answered a question on being able to uphold her hitmaking tendencies. "I don’t know what people want anymore," she said. "I thought people would hate ‘bad guy’ and I thought people would hate ‘when the party’s over.’ So I don’t know what to do now."  

As for her skyrocketed fame as a teenager, Eilish explained that she's relieved it happened so young. "Because it happened when I was 13, a part of me feels like I didn’t miss getting to be a teenager, like a normal one," she said. "More and more I get grateful for it happening that young. I feel like if it happened later, people would be able to dig up dirt from when I was that age. If this hadn’t happened at that age, I would be doing some reckless s---."

On the topic of her brother, Eilish gushed, "Yeah, he’s my brother but we’re great friends," before adding that Finneas is "a way better songwriter, way better person."

Watch below, plus a performance of "all the good girls go to hell."


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