Bad Company is the debut studio album by British Hard rock supergroup Bad Company. The album was recorded at Headley Grange with Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio in November 1973,[1] and it was the first album released on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records label.[2]

Reception and legacy[]

The album reached the top of the US Billboard 200.[3] Since then, the album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA, and became the 46th best selling album of the 1970s.[4] The album spent 25 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, entering at No. 10 and reaching its highest position of No. 3 in the second week.[5] Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 40 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[6] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[7]

The singles "Can't Get Enough" and "Movin' On" peaked at No. 5 and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.[8] "Rock Steady", "Bad Company" and "Ready for Love" (the last originally recorded by guitarist Mick Ralphs during his tenure with Mott the Hoople on All the Young Dudes) are also "classic rock" radio staples.Template:Citation needed


In 2006 a limited edition CD of 24K gold was released. A previous remaster was released in 1994.Template:Citation needed

Track listing[]

Side one
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Can't Get Enough"  Mick Ralphs 4:17
2. "Rock Steady"  Paul Rodgers 3:47
3. "Ready for Love" (Mott the Hoople cover)Ralphs 5:03
4. "Don't Let Me Down"  Rodgers, Ralphs 4:22
Side two
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
5. "Bad Company"  Rodgers, Simon Kirke 4:51
6. "The Way I Choose"  Rodgers 5:06
7. "Movin' On"  Ralphs 3:24
8. "Seagull"  Rodgers, Ralphs 4:04


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