FANDOM


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
"Bad Influence"
Bad Influence
Single by P!nk
from the album Funhouse
B-side
"Please Don't Leave Me" (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
Released
May 8, 2009 (Australia)
March 26, 2010 (Germany)
April 11, 2011 (The Netherlands)
Recorded
2008
Genre
Pop rock
Length
3:35
Label
LaFace
Writer(s)
P!nk, Billy Mann, Butch Walker, Robin Mortensen Lynch, Niklas Olovson
Producer(s)
Machopsycho, Billy Mann
P!nk singles chronology
← Previous Next →
"Please Don't Leave Me" "Funhouse"
Funhouse track listing
← Previous Next →
"Please Don't Leave Me" "Funhouse"

"Bad Influence" is the fourth single from P!nk's fifth studio album, Funhouse. The single was released on May 8, 2009 in Australia, however, it was not released as a single in Europe until March 2010. The track was certified Gold in Australia. It peaked at #6 on the Australian Singles Chart, as well at #56 on their Year-End chart.

Background and compositionEdit

"Bad Influence" was written by P!nk, with Billy Mann, Butch WalkerRobin Mortensen Lynch, and Niklas Olovson, while production was handled by Machopsycho and Billy Mann. In regards to the song, P!nk stated, "I’m with the Hindus on that one—pleasure for pleasure’s sake is not a guilty sin."[1] Anna Creeche from Blogcritics wrote that the line "I'm the instigator of underwear showing up here and there" is her favorite line from the entire album.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Allmusic's editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine picked the song as one of the best of the album and wrote a very positive review, stating that "the snotty stance is second nature to her, so maybe that's why Funhouse only really clicks when P!nk abandons any pretense of mourning her relationship and just cuts loose with galumphing rhythms and schoolyard taunts, the kind that fuel 'Bad Influence' and make it instantly indelible." Joan Anderman from The Boston Globe agreed, writing: "It is a signature track, a fully cranked, reggae-flecked party tune celebrating the singer's, um, leadership skills." For Reed Fischer of The Village Voice, in the song P!nk echoes Gwen Stefani. Lucy Davies from BBC Music described it as "her L.O.V.E.-style getting-on-down-with-the-girls anthem." Anna Creech from Blogcritics commented about the lyrics, stating: "P!nk is, in many ways, fearless in her lyrics. Bristling at any perceived weakness while exposing her vulnerable side, she is "keeping it real" while also maintaining a healthy sense of humor."

Writing for The A.V. Club, Andy Battaglia gave the song a negative review, commenting: "It represents the worst of the album, with a pleased-as-punch inventory of P!nk's own rebelliousness and a circus-like sound that claims to have some explanation for what it means to be 'the instigator of underwear.'" Spencer D. from IGN criticized the song, writing that "Tracks like 'Bad Influence' have her sounding an awful lot like late 1990's PacNorWest Alt Rock darlings Harvey Danger, at least in terms of her cadence and vocal buoyancy."

PromotionEdit

The song was chosen as the album's fourth single following its use in an Optus advertisement, promoting her Funhouse Tour. The track was also played frequently on Channel Pink on Channel V Australia, as well as becoming the theme for the Volkswagen Polo commercials in Europe.

Live performances Edit

"Bad Influence" was included in the setlist of the Funhouse Tour. A live performance was included on both the CD and DVD releases of Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Bad Influence" - 3:35
  2. "Please Don't Leave Me" (Digital Dog Radio Edit) - 3:43

LyricsEdit

Alright sir
Sure I'll have another one it's early
Three olives, shake it up, I like it dirty (dirty)
Tequila for my friend it makes her flirty (flirty)
Trust me

I'm the instigator of underwear
Showing up here and there uh oh (oh no)
I'm always on a mission from the get-go (get-go)
So what if it's only one o'clock in the afternoon
It's never too soon
To send out all the invitations
To the last night of (your life!)

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic!
It's electrifying
Wind me up and watch me go
Where she stops, nobody knows
A good excuse to be
A bad influence on you

And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you

Alright ma'am (ma'am)
Calm down I know your son said he was in my house (my house)
He was the captain of the football team but I turned him out
He wasn't the first and he won't be the last, so tone it down
This happens all the time

I'm a story to tell the alibi
They wanna go home I asked them (why?)
It's daylight (not night)
They might need a break from all the real life (get a life)
It gets to be too much sometimes
It's never too late
To send out all the invitations
To the last night of (your life!)

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic!
It's electrifying
Wind me up and watch me go
Where she stops, nobody knows
A good excuse to be
A bad influence on you

And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you

I'm off to see the doctor
I hope she has a cure
I hope she makes me better
What does that even mean? (we don't know!)

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic!
It's electrifying
Wind me up and watch me go
Where she stops, nobody knows
A good excuse to be
A bad influence on you

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic!
It's electrifying
Wind me up and watch me go
Where she stops, nobody knows
A good excuse to be
A bad influence on you

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
I can't help it I like to party, it's genetic!
It's electrifying
Wind me up and watch me go
Where she stops, nobody knows
A good excuse to be
A bad influence on you

And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
And you and you and you

I'm a good excuse (good excuse)
To be a bad influence on you and you and you

You're too tired
You're not too tired!

Chart performance Edit

The song was the most added song to the radio in Australia in its first week of release. On the ARIA Singles Chart, the song peaked at number 6, and has been certified Gold, selling over 35,000 copies. On the Australian Airplay Chart, the song became P!nk's 4th consecutive #1 song on the chart, and 4th from the album. In New Zealand, "Bad Influence" debuted at number thirty three on May 18, 2009, rising to number twenty seven the following week. It has so far peaked at number twelve. It entered the UK charts at #161 on 18 October 2009 because of the advert, peaked at #123. "Bad Influence" entered the German Singles Chart at #26 in April 2010.

Charts and certifications Edit

Charts Edit

Chart (2009–10) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 20
Germany (Official German Charts) 26
Germany (Airplay Chart) 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 88
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 44
UK Singles Chart 123

End of year chart Edit

Year Chart Peak position
2009 Australian ARIA End of Year Chart 56

Certifications Edit

Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold 35,000

Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.