Bad Things (Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello song)

"Bad Things"
Bad Things (Official Single Cover) by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello.png
Single by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello
from the album Bloom
ReleasedOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenrePop-rap
Length3:59
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Futuristics
Machine Gun Kelly singles chronology
"Young Man"
(2016)
"Bad Things"
(2016)
"No More Sad Songs"
(2017)

"Young Man"
(2016)
"Bad Things"
(2016)
"No More Sad Songs"
(2017)
Camila Cabello singles chronology
"I Know What You Did Last Summer"
(2015) I Know What You Did Last Summer2015
"Bad Things"
(2016) Bad Things2016
"Love Incredible"
(2017) Love Incredible2017
Music video
"Bad Things" on YouTube

"Bad Things" is a song by American rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello. The song was released on October 14, 2016 and was produced by The Futuristics. Its music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and premiered on December 1, 2016. The song features an interpolation of Fastball's 1999 single "Out of My Head". The single peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song was nominated for Top Rap Collaboration Rap at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and won Best Collaboration at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.

Composition

"Bad Things" is a mid-tempo ballad that features an interpolation of the 1999 Fastball single "Out of My Head".[1] Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of pain-is-pleasure type of love.[2] The song shares a bass line with Pachelbel's Canon lending it an air of familiarity.