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"Bad", like many of U2's songs, was born of an improvised guitar riff during a loose jam session at Slane Castle, Ireland. A testament to the influence of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, The Edge's characteristic minimalist guitar sound is accompanied by atmospheric, ambient echo effects.

Bono's vague lyrics have led to many fan interpretations of the song's meaning, but Bono frequently told the story behind the song in concert: the song is about heroin—specifically… read more


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  • Avatar for Indierock93
    One of the greatest songs EVER!!
  • Avatar for KConn3711
    Their best song .... PERIOD!
  • Avatar for hectorlopezt
    Beautiful song
  • Avatar for hectorlopezt
    beautiful beautiful guitar
  • Avatar for Sound-Of-Nature
    This song takes me to another dimension...♥
  • Avatar for Indierock93
    Bad ...dedicated to a friend of Bono who died of heroin. One of the most wonderful tunes ever. Loove Edge's guitar in this song!
  • Avatar for mprioste
    I'm wide awake, wide awake, i'm not sleeping, oh no
  • Avatar for Gahbs_
    If i could, you know i would, if i could i would let it go :(
  • Avatar for bohemian_chic
    ~ ♥ ♫ ♥ ~
  • Avatar for Prognosis_X
    Stunning vocal performance by Bono on this one! One of my fav's for sure!

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