Editor’s note: “Bad Boys” by Inner circle is NOT a one-hit wonder. Inner Circle actually charted two songs on the Billboard Top 40. But sometimes I’m compelled to write about songs, especially when they are stuck in my head.
“Bad Boys” is the worst kind of earworm. You don’t like the song today. You didn’t like the song when you first heard it years ago. Yet it continues to play at least once every few months in your head.
“Bad Boys (Theme From Cops)” by Inner Circle is simply awful. Is, was and will always be awful.
But it’s so catchy it takes lengthy exposure to the musical stylings of something like “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls to get it out of my head. The things we do for sanity.
I know exactly why “Bad Boys” is in my head. I watched three minutes of a Fox Reality program last night about stupid criminals. Three minutes! And the theme from Cops was nowhere to be heard.
But the mathematical formula is clear: reality show + Fox network + stupid criminals = “Bad Boys.” To the brilliant marketers at Fox Networks who now own a piece of my cerebellum, I salute you. You can’t do better than that.
Anyone else ever have this bad boy stuck in your head?
Listen to “Bad Boys” by Inner CircleBad Boys - Inner Circle
Cleanse “Bad Boys” from your mind with the equally memorable and infamous “Wannabe” by Spice GirlsSpice Girls - Wannabe
Listen to “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle