The song is about Alexandra’s natural tendency towards Bad man! In an interview with Popjustice, Alexandra said, “I’ve got a passion against liars, but I do like myself a bad boy. All young girls my age go for them, we just don’t like to admit it, because we always go for them.” Alexandra also talked about her previous relationship with bad boys in an interview with The Sun Magazine, she said: “I’ve only ever had two serious relationships and they were both bad boys. I think every girl gets drawn to bad boys at a young age. I was 16 when I had my first relationship. It lasted about two years. Then I dated another guy for six months last year. But he was a bit of a nutcase. I let him go just before X Factor went live. He was very insecure and I have no time for that. There’s been no one since.”
Release Date: October 12, 2009.
Songwriter/s: Melvin K. Watson Jr. – Larry Summerville Jr. – Lauren Evans – Alex James – Tramar Dillard
UK – 1
Ireland – 1
Germany – 14
The song reached number 1 on the UK Singles Charts selling over 860.000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum. ‘Bad Boys’ topped the charts in Ireland and peaked at number 12 in Belgium. Around the world it reached number 25 in Australia, 14 in Germany, 6 in Sweden, 7 in Norway and 8 in Netherlands. The song didn’t enter the charts in the US.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke was 22 years old and Tramar Lacel Dillard aka Flo Rida was 30 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Perrie Edwards – The Chipettes featuring The Chipmunks – very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.