Michael Jackson’s Bad LP Celebrates 30th Anniversary, What Are Your Favorite Tracks?

After the monumental success of Thriller, Michael Jackson had a Herculean task of delivering a follow-up. While Bad could never match the juggernaut that was Thriller, his seventh studio album was a blockbuster in its own right. The LP, which tackled topics like media bias, paranoia, racial profiling, romance, self-improvement and world peace, became both a commercial and critical hit.

At the time of its release, Jackson was only 29-years-old. The album became the first LP to score five consecutive No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The record stood until Katy Perry matched it in 2011 when Teenage Dream spawned five number one singles as well.

Bad earned six Grammy Award nominations, winning two, and sold an estimated of 35 million copies worldwide. It marked the final collaboration between Jackson and producer Quincy Jones.

Since the historic LP was released 30 years ago today, I felt it was only fitting to walk down memory lane. Revisit below the magic the King of Pop created during the 80s. Weigh in afterward on which tracks were your favorites. For me, it’s “Man In The Mirror,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Smooth Criminal.”

Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Music Videos

Michael Jackson ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ Music Video

Peak Position: 1

Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Music Video

Peak Position: 1

Michael Jackson ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ Music Video

Peak Position: 1

Michael Jackson ‘Man In The Mirror’ Music Video

Peak Position: 1

Michael Jackson ‘Dirty Diana’ Music Video

Peak Position: 1

Michael Jackson ‘Another Part Of Me’ Music Video

Peak Position: 11

Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ Music Video

Peak Position: 7

Michael Jackson ‘Leave Me Alone’ Music Video

Peak Position: DNC

Michael Jackson ‘Liberian Girl’ Music Video

Peak Position: DNC