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Chris Isaak — Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Album: Forever Blue
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Released: 1995
Length: 2:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.

You ever love someone so much you thought your little heart was gonna break in two?
I didn't think so.
You ever tried with all your heart and soul to get you lover back to you?
I wanna hope so.
You ever pray with all your heart and soul just to watch her walk away?

Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, feel like crying, feel like crying.

You ever toss and turn your lying awake and thinking about the one you love?
I don't think so.
You ever close your eyes your making believe your holding the one your dreaming of?
Well if you say so.
It hurts so bad when you finally know just how low, low, low, low, low, she'll go.

Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, feel like crying, feel like crying.

Ohh. Feel like crying, feel like crying.
Ohh, feel like crying, feel like crying.

Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
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 frisbeepilot wrote:
I've always thought this song was lyrically a bit gimmicky. The groove is alright, but... ehh, just a little irritating.
 
Agreed!
 jacopo777 wrote:


It's a common progression.  ZZ Top borrowed it from someone else.
 

Canned Heat among others
So Chris, what exactly did your bad baby do?!
I've always thought this song was lyrically a bit gimmicky. The groove is alright, but... ehh, just a little irritating.
 danoodles wrote:
 
 
Are you kidding with ZZ Top?  That's nearly the most standard riff in all blues.  Yes, ZZ Top.  How many times? 
 danoodles wrote:
The guitar lick is definitely a ZZ Top ripoff. I hope they got paid.
 
Did ZZ Top ever pay John Lee Hooker or Slim Harpo for "borrowing" that groove?  No.  It was since deemed a standard blues rhythm - in the public domain.
Wow, he's just such a tough guy. Ugh, and now he's gonna cry.
 
 danoodles wrote:
The guitar lick is definitely a ZZ Top ripoff. I hope they got paid.
 

It's a common progression.  ZZ Top borrowed it from someone else.
The guitar lick is definitely a ZZ Top ripoff. I hope they got paid.
Go see Chris once.  You'll see why George can't compete.
{#Bananajam}Chris Isaak-one of the best singer-songwriters of the USA
Meanwhile, in the courtroom, ZZ Top testified . . . .
Very very tired of this.
great performer, just as good live, must turn this up ever time
Most excellent 
Just love how you hear the first few cords and instantly know the song.

(.. ups the volume on his old Onyko SR804 connected via toslink, in kicks the sub, feels comfort in a classic...) {#Bounce}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

I wouldn't say this was a bad bad song but I would say that Eyes Wide Shut was a bad bad movie.
Mainly because just about everything else Kubrick did was amazing.

 

There's a documentary coming out on Eyes Wide Shut. Produced/directed by the same fellow that did the recent Filmworker, about Leon Vitali, the former actor (Barry Lyndon) and slavishly devoted right hand assistant to Kubrick from The Shining to FMJ to EWS. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUQWu1x_zNc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhXLE4xUy7w

This EWS documentary apparently will have some observations about the movie — its hidden subtext or camouflaged meaning — that could turn opinions like yours into something more favorable. I am a huge SK fan, but I too found EWS a bit...unfulfilling. Unlike other SK movies, some seen 20, 30, 40 times, I've seen EWS only 3 times and have found it very intriguing, but also chilly, a bit murky, and remain uncertain what he was trying to get at. 
But this song is to my mind associated with the movie most clearly, except those hammered piano chords. 
well I dig this  : P       oustanding
Eyes may be wide shut, but ears are wide open.
 steuss wrote:
Great mix tonight, Bill, on the night of the Trump inauguration {#Foot-in-mouth}.  Knew you would come through.

I Scare Myself
Into the Fire
Amazing Grace
The Loner
Sour Times
Acid Tongue
Driven to Tears
Still a Freak
Excitable  Boy
End of Days
Speed the Collapse
Don't Wanna Know About Evil
I Close My Eyes
Baby Did a Bad Thing (Feel like crying)
If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It
and the best.....Tweeter and the Monkey Man

Helping me make signs for the protests tomorrow in San Diego.  Daughter protesting in SF.

 
Following all that with PF Another Brick in the Wall could have worked too...
Great mix tonight, Bill, on the night of the Trump inauguration {#Foot-in-mouth}.  Knew you would come through.

I Scare Myself
Into the Fire
Amazing Grace
The Loner
Sour Times
Acid Tongue
Driven to Tears
Still a Freak
Excitable  Boy
End of Days
Speed the Collapse
Don't Wanna Know About Evil
I Close My Eyes
Baby Did a Bad Thing (Feel like crying)
If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It
and the best.....Tweeter and the Monkey Man

Helping me make signs for the protests tomorrow in San Diego.  Daughter protesting in SF.
 kingart wrote:
He wrote a bad bad song. At least it gets tiresome hearing this dude robo-whining about his love life.  
But Stanley Kubrick and his musical team liked it enough for Eyes Wide Shut, I guess.
 

 
The version for the movie is different, a little kickier.  Tried for an upload back in those days.  Insta sorried it was.  I do like the soundtrack version more than the album version, but its all right as it is.
 kingart wrote:
He wrote a bad bad song. At least it gets tiresome hearing this dude robo-whining about his love life.  
But Stanley Kubrick and his musical team liked it enough for Eyes Wide Shut, I guess.
 
I wouldn't say this was a bad bad song but I would say that Eyes Wide Shut was a bad bad movie.
Mainly because just about everything else Kubrick did was amazing.
He wrote a bad bad song. At least it gets tiresome hearing this dude robo-whining about his love life.  
But Stanley Kubrick and his musical team liked it enough for Eyes Wide Shut, I guess.
 
...and his name was Randy.
Maybe cupid eyed.
{#Stop} Enough already!
 dubberdan wrote:
This could be a track from True Blood {#Bananajam} 

 
I think it got used in the trailers for "Eyes Wide Shut"...maybe in the movie too. Love the guitar here. 
Why Why Why would you bring up DMB  before noon.. ughhh
jbuhl wrote:
fingernails on chalkboard, right up there with Dave Mathews {#Frustrated}

 


fingernails on chalkboard, right up there with Dave Mathews {#Frustrated}
Meh. The uptempo break is good. I would prefer to not hear Isaak crying into his beer about his soul-and-ball-busting paramour on every damn song. 
Decent song. Waayy overplayed. 
can't believe this is 21 years old. Always loved his retro-style.
This could be a track from True Blood {#Bananajam} 
 MojoJojo wrote:
I wish Netflix would get the Chris Isaak Show episodes!

 
you can find it on youtube Mojo

Chris Isaak The Best - Duration: 1:19:46. by Adi Sinkopa 515,842 views
Bill, it used to be a song I enjoyed, you are kinda beating it to death. CI has sooooo many more tunes you could choose...please?
Sitting in my backyard in the woods with a campfire going this song rocks
 
Loved this the first few hundred times I heard it; I think it needs a rest.
Great follow-on to Cracker — Kerosene Hat
 joelbb wrote:
Yeah, but WTF did the bitch do?

 
Stop calling women bitches in this forum. You've done it before, don't do it again. Thank you.
Makes me want to put on my Izod shirt and rough up some seniors!
Stood ten feet from him last Thursday while he sang this. Holy moly, he (and his amazing band) totally blew me out of the water.  {#Devil_pimp}
 molson wrote:
Bill, this one needs to go OUT of rotation. I am a huge CI fan, and personally liked this tune, but you have killed it for me...please stop the pain and pick one of tens of dozens of his much better catalog...please, please, please! I listen to RP 24/7, this tune is done.

 

I'm not quite to this point, but as good as this song is, there are better choices on the album, IMO. 
I don't know what it is, but I love this song. 
There's a song that Bill plays in tandem with this tune from time to time.  The guitar line fits SO well together with it.  Anyone know what the tune is?
Bill, this one needs to go OUT of rotation. I am a huge CI fan, and personally liked this tune, but you have killed it for me...please stop the pain and pick one of tens of dozens of his much better catalog...please, please, please! I listen to RP 24/7, this tune is done.
 joelbb wrote:
Yeah, but WTF did the bitch do?
 
Classy. Any particular reason you feel the need to refer to women as bitches?
 joelbb wrote:
Yeah, but WTF did the bitch do?

 
not sure ... but i think it was a bad, BAD thing
Yeah, but WTF did the bitch do?
Great description...  and yes the volume has to be up so high !!! 
coloradojohn wrote:
This one still scorches and can still send the chill down the back of the neck when the volume is generous and he lets loose that raw snarl!

 


Wicked.  The only answer to my baby doing a bad bad thing is for me to go walking down there.
Yeah sound like zz top !
This one still scorches and can still send the chill down the back of the neck when the volume is generous and he lets loose that raw snarl!
 Stingray wrote:
Believe it or not - a GORGEOUS LIVE BAND!

 
You are absolutely right on this one. I saw them a year ago in Copenhagen. Such a tight and engaging show !
Baby wrote a bad bad song...

I like most of his stuff, this one, not so much.
 ncollingridge wrote:
Sorry, bored with this now. I don't know what it is, but I always feel there's something a bit fake about Chris Isaak. I'm sure it's just me.

 
I like most of his stuff but this one has always felt fabricated, since it was specifically done for the Kubrick film.
Needs to be heard at very high sound pressure levels with this great AAC feed !
 
 helgigermany wrote:
Fits perfect in the rotation on  this foggy and wet evening !!



 
How can time be wet and foggy, Helgilein?
 joelbb wrote:
Do you find yourself wishing you knew the details of exactly what Baby did?

 

To my knowledge his baby did it with his guitar-player!

That's why he was fired (unfortunately)!


Believe it or not - a GORGEOUS LIVE BAND!
Yeah... like Chris Isaak!
 kingart wrote:
Who else commented on this: that guitar refrain sounds like ZZ Top's LaGrange. Is this lick a common bluesy trope among guitarists, or did Isaak just 'borrow' it?

 
Yeah, it's a pretty common blues lick; it's probably used in hundreds (if not thousands) of tunes in some form.  As OldSaxon pointed out, John Lee Hooker is likely credited with creating it - in the late 1940s.
PLEASE!!!! Let this song finally die out or play something else on the album!!
 kingart wrote:
Who else commented on this: that guitar refrain sounds like ZZ Top's LaGrange. Is this lick a common bluesy trope among guitarists, or did Isaak just 'borrow' it?
 

 
Haow, haow, haow, haow....but then again that's from John Lee Hooker, ain't it?
Stockton boy does good.
Excellent song
I never get tired of this !!!
Sorry, bored with this now. I don't know what it is, but I always feel there's something a bit fake about Chris Isaak. I'm sure it's just me.
yes, yes I have loved someone so much I thought my little heart would break...{#Yes}
I wish Netflix would get the Chris Isaak Show episodes!
 Aud wrote:


Nooo...Look at her expression-she's saying "Oh hurry and get this done,"
 
Probably not that far from the reality at that point in their marriage. 
Do you find yourself wishing you knew the details of exactly what Baby did?
 amoreena wrote:
Could be the next judge on American Idol.....he has my vote!
 
That is a GREAT suggestion!  I would tune in to see him.....  In addition to giving musical input and looking good, he could provide some well-needed comic relief (which Steven Tyler was great at), that's for sure.

What is it that your babe did, Chris?

Running away with your guitar-player? That one?

 


 NickDanger wrote:


yeahhh....
 
Yeahh Nick..... but where's "the third eye." Maybe you could find it on youtube?
guys (and most girls) love a bad grrrl... can i get a whoot whoot? (lol)
Just saw him in concert a few weeks ago for the first time. What an entertainer (and comedian!). It was a fantastic show!
Who else commented on this: that guitar refrain sounds like ZZ Top's LaGrange. Is this lick a common bluesy trope among guitarists, or did Isaak just 'borrow' it?
 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Hid his hair products?

 
{#High-five}
Never bothered to rate it before. Excellent on headphones.
 
8, and it's not my favorite Chris Isaak song... 
 MiracleDrug wrote:
I've wondered on occasion if Chris's forays into acting negatively impacted both career orbits...
he could have had a MUCH more popular musical career...
 

That makes no sense.  Success in one arena is not predicated upon another.  
I've wondered on occasion if Chris's forays into acting negatively impacted both career orbits...
he could have had a MUCH more popular musical career...


 Aud wrote:
Nooo...Look at her expression-she's saying "Oh hurry and get this done,"
 
Much like their real marriage.

 NickDanger wrote:


yeahhh....
 

Nooo...Look at her expression-she's saying "Oh hurry and get this done,"
 Bosami wrote:
Oliver Mtukuzi - Ndima Ndapedza
Pearl Jam - Alive
Madrugada - Majesty (Live)
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Lying in the Hands of God - Dave Matthews Band
ELO - Can't get it out of my Head
Led Zeppelin - Poor Tom
Chris Isaak - Baby did a bad bad thing

Bill - this kind of playlist puts all other DJ's to shame. Awesome man. Awesome! I'm not getting any work done. {#Sunny}
 
Good gawd, I wish I'd heard this. I hope he put the whole thing into the rotation.
 quesarah wrote:
Eyes Wide Shut

 

yeahhh....
{#Bananajam}{#Whipit}
Idid A Bad Bad Thing once. {#Lol}

Eyes Wide Shut

 PA1749 wrote:
I love this song! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
yes, very nice!!

I love this song! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Could be the next judge on American Idol.....he has my vote!
Regarding his "beauty", all of you girls were talking about

I never felt his big head fit onto that rather small body.

I guess most of you would not agree, but I never thought he looked
better than me. And that is anything but decadence!

All it says is about Chris!

He certainly sings better than me!
Guitar too? Possibly not!
 TimeWaster wrote:
Rumor spreadin' 'round, that Texas town... a HOW HOW HOW HOW
 
{#High-five}

I really like Chris Isaak and everything and realize that this has nothing to do with his music, but he really should not have gotten any plastic surgery!!{#Stop}
Rumor spreadin' 'round, that Texas town... a HOW HOW HOW HOW
Guilty pleasure song...    {#Shifty}
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
So, what did she do? Couldn't have been THAT bad.
 
Hid his hair products?

So, what did she do? Couldn't have been THAT bad.
 buzmaggie wrote:
i would like to hear ryan adams sing this!
 
That's inspired.  Ryan would hit it out of the park.

 Bosami wrote:
Oliver Mtukuzi - Ndima Ndapedza
Pearl Jam - Alive
Madrugada - Majesty (Live)
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Lying in the Hands of God - Dave Matthews Band
ELO - Can't get it out of my Head
Led Zeppelin - Poor Tom
Chris Isaak - Baby did a bad bad thing

Bill - this kind of playlist puts all other DJ's to shame. Awesome man. Awesome! I'm not getting any work done. {#Sunny}

 
Thats what i wanted to say,,but you had the right words, thanks!!

i would like to hear ryan adams sing this!
Oliver Mtukuzi - Ndima Ndapedza
Pearl Jam - Alive
Madrugada - Majesty (Live)
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Lying in the Hands of God - Dave Matthews Band
ELO - Can't get it out of my Head
Led Zeppelin - Poor Tom
Chris Isaak - Baby did a bad bad thing

Bill - this kind of playlist puts all other DJ's to shame. Awesome man. Awesome! I'm not getting any work done. {#Sunny}

Fits perfect in the rotation on  this foggy and wet evening !!


Oooh - an achingly good set here - Pumpkins, Dave Matthews, ELO, Zep and now Chris Isaak.

Individually they are good to great, but to hear them played back to back, unexpectedly, is a fine distraction.

Rating goes to 8; speakers go to 11...
I guess I'm in the minority. I hate this song. {#Headache}
 Laptopdog wrote:


Uh...SHOW you a groove?!
I rest my case.
 

Pithy response, apparently based on poor language skills.
It must be hell being Chris Isaak . . .

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8jn_chris-isaak-baby-did-a-bad-bad-thin_music

"Another video shoot? . . . Damn it!"

His voice reminds me of dogs howling
I miss Sookie
I think this is his best song.  Almost perfect, thus a 9.

{#Bananapiano}
 ortallcowgirl wrote:
{#Motor} Bad boy song...

{#Whipit} Sexy song
{#Bananapiano} Feels like I am dancing on the table, at work!!!  What is this music doing to me!
 
If you were an exotic dancer, it wouldn't even be an issue.

SIMPLE - BUT GREAT

FUCK IT - A "9"
{#Motor} Bad boy song...

{#Whipit} Sexy song
{#Bananapiano} Feels like I am dancing on the table, at work!!!  What is this music doing to me!


I see I'm quite in the minority here but I have to move this up to 10.  It's just super cool and perfect in it's own thing I think


 TimeWaster wrote:
bebbydeydebabathing  owieowoeoror   bebbydeydebabathing

 
Bdeaby did a bdeah bdeah thing! 



Iconic movie soundtrack tune!  {#Yes}

Sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 keller1 wrote:


Show me one.
 

Uh...SHOW you a groove?!
I rest my case.