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When ‘Bad’ Is Good: The 11 Hot 100 No. 1s with ‘Bad’ in Their Titles

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is the latest leader that's "bad," but also best.

Sometimes it’s good to be “bad.”

As Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, rockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) after its celeb-heavy video premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17, the song is the latest leader with the word “bad” in its title.

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Here’s a recap of the 11 such hits that have proven that you can be both “bad” and good. Included are two No. 1s named “Bad Blood”: Neil Sedaka reigned with his composition of the same title in 1975. And, rockers Bon Jovi have been “bad” boys at No. 1 twice, marking the only act to take two songs with “bad” in their titles to the top.

Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1 (Weeks at No. 1)
“Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean, Nov. 11, 1961 (five)
“One Bad Apple,” The Osmonds, Feb. 13, 1971 (five)
“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce, July 21, 1973 (two)
“Bad Blood,” Neil Sedaka, Oct. 11, 1975 (three)
“Bad Girls,” Donna Summer, July 14, 1979 (five)
“You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi, Nov. 29, 1986 (one)

“Bad,” Michael Jackson, Oct. 24, 1987 (two)
“Bad Medicine,” Bon Jovi, Nov. 19, 1988 (two)
“U Got It Bad,” Usher, Dec. 15, 2001 (six)
“Bad Day,” Daniel Powter, April 8, 2006 (five)
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, June 6, 2015 (one to-date)

Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Blasts to No. 1 on Hot 100

Now, some “good” news: most positively, when it comes to Hot 100 No. 1s, the “good” outweighs the “bad,” as while 11 songs with the word “bad” in their titles have led the list, 12 with “good” in theirs have reigned. Among them: Elvis Presley‘s “Good Luck Charm” (1962), Chic‘s “Good Times” (1979) and Fine Young Cannibals‘ “Good Thing” (1989).