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Bad to the Bone


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Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did Not Chart
Year Released
Bad to the Bone
George Thorogood
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Opening with punks running truck off the road and other mayhem
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"Bad to the Bone" is a song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, featured on the album Bad to the Bone in 1982 and released as a single in September of that year. It appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Nobody Lives Forever".


  • The song was included on the US edition of the soundtrack album The Best of Miami Vice in 2006
  • Though "Bad to the Bone" never charted, its video enjoyed heavy airplay on MTV and became a rock anthem.
  • The song has been used countless times in TV shows (Married... With Children, Renegade), movies (Major Payne, The Parent Trap (1998 version), Terminator 2: Judgment Day), as pro wrestling intro music (Kevin Kelly from the AWA), as baseball entrance music (Jay Buhner), in commercials (Wrangler jean commercials featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr.), and in video games (Rock Band)