Michael Jackson's Bad turned 25 on Friday. While the album will always stand in the shadow of the pop icon's all-conquering Thriller, its achievements are staggering:
- An estimated 45 million copies sold (the 5th highest ever)
- 5 US number one singles
- 10 singles (7 in the US, two worldwide and one promotional)
- 9 music videos
- The highest grossing concert tour ever
Idolator asked me to revisit the album in celebration of its 25th anniversary and it was like reconnecting with an old friend. Check out my review. I think it's one of the best I've written. And while you're at it, watch "Leave Me Alone" (below). The song and video have stood the test of time and illustrate the genius Michael was capable of at his peak.