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"Bad Boy" is a Korean song recorded by Red Velvet. It is the first track in the group's second full-length album repackage, The Perfect Red Velvet. The single was released on January 29, 2018.


"Bad Boy" is described as a hip hop-based R&B song with a synth melody and a heavy bass sound. The song was composed by The Stereotypes, Maxx Song and Whitney Philips with Korean lyrics by Yoo Young-jin detailing the attraction and emotions between a 'bad boy' and a cold woman. Mexican news site Milenio called the song's melody a mix of R&B and hip hop and stated that its lyrics tell the story of the beginning of the couple's relationship. On August 6, 2018 an English version of "Bad Boy" was released as a bonus track of their next EP Summer Magic.


Weekly Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 87
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 49
Malaysia (RIM) 18
Singapore (RIAS) 8
South Korea (Gaon) 2
South Korea (Billboard K-pop Hot 100) 2
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 2

Year-end Charts

Chart (2018) Position
South Korea (Gaon) 26
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 22

Awards and Nominations

Music Show Wins

Song Music Program Date
"Bad Boy" Show Champion February 7, 2018
M Countdown February 8, 2018
Music Bank February 9, 2018
Inkigayo February 11, 2018
M Countdown February 15, 2018

Award Ceremonies

Year Award Show Category Result
2018 Melon Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Best Dance Performance - Female Group Nominated
2019 Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year (January) Nominated
Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang Nominated
Korean Music Awards Best Pop Song Nominated


Video Gallery


  • Bad Boy is the first Red Velvet song to hit 100 million streams on Spotify.
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