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Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 12th, 2015


A. Front

“Bad Boy” was the second single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love. The song enjoyed much success following up on the band’s mainstream breakthrough single, “Conga”.

The radio release and single was an edited and remixed version of the original album cut. It was remixed by Shep Pettibone. “Bad Boy” became the band’s second Top Ten single in the United States, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the Top 20 in many other countries around the world. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 units and by the ARIA in Australia for sales of 35,000 copies. The song landed at #79 on Billboard magazine’s year-end chart of 1986.

The video of the song received high rotation on MTV and other video music channels. Two videos were made with the second one featuring Estefan with the cast of the musical Cats. The song opened the film, Three Men and a Baby.

Bad Boy (Remix) 6:11

Bad Boy (Dub Version) 6:44

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985/86 Bad Boy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1985/86 Bad Boy U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #8
1985/86 Bad Boy U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #74
1985/86 Bad Boy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10
1985/86 Bad Boy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales #3


Label: Epic ‎– 49-05338
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Latin, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

Engineer – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – J. Galdo*, L. Dermer*, R. Vigil*

Special Version from the Epic LP “PRIMITIVE LOVE”.
Remixed for Mastermix Productions.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    One of my fav MSM / Gloria Estefan tracks! Thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, you really are the musical dream maker!! Thanks for this 12-inch! I’m in HEAVEN!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂


  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is one of their best singles.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. BE.D12'' Says:

    Hi Paul,
    I can’t believe it but it’s true,
    you made it!
    great as always.
    More Shep’s remix please, thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” 🙂


  5. AndyJandry Says:

    Hi Paul,
    Thank you for shared your music collection.
    Can you please include the single of
    “Miami Sound Machine-Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (Remix & Dub Mix), and
    “Miami Sound Machine-Betcha Say That” (Remix & Dub Version)?
    Regards, AJ


    DjPaulT Reply:

    See what I can do AndyJandry 🙂


  6. Guss Says:

    Thank you very much Paul!!!


  7. ex15 Says:

    Good selection, keep them coming!

    Thanks Paul. 🙂


  8. David Says:

    Thank you so much for this. I have a twelve” version of this but it is 6:24 so thinking this is a different remix.


    Alex G Reply:

    6:24 would be the Pablo Flores mix, which is closer to the album version. I like Pablo’s version but I LOVE Shep’s!


    David Reply:

    You are very right! Love this remix. Always a fan of Shep!


  9. Chris K. Says:

    I love this!!!! I’ve been blasting Gloria Estefan’s ‘gloria’ album from 1998 and this is a fantastic addition! <3 I have been looking for the blue vinyl of the 1998 album, I hope to be able to find it one day. Thank you for this, Paul!


  10. Dan Says:

    Amazing quality sound, Paul. I love listening to the acapella in the Dub. For me, all Dub versions should be like this one, where they stay true to the original, but play around, break it down, etc. Thanks!


  11. Modernaire Says:

    I was thinking the other day how in today’s music industry and popular music scene, a band, out of Miami, made solely out of Cuban Americans wouldn’t even be given a chance today. The 80s seem even more open to so many new genre’s from early hip hop, British New Wave, American New Wave, Electro Funk, Latin HiEnergy, etc. etc. etc. I lamented at not seeing any more Cuban and even Puerto Rican based dance music, pop music in today’s music scene. There’s just no happy songs. And no, that one “happy” song doesn’t cut it.

    This, is just the first in a long string of wonderful songs Gloria and her husband and et al wrote and produced. Such a great pop song, and Gloria Estefan’s ‘Live For Loving You’ being one of her last great songs in the same vein, a truly marvelous gorgeous song that must be heard in a high fidelity sound system or high end head/earphones. The production is just exquisite!

    Thanks for this DjPT!


  12. Vermillion Says:

    Thanks for this Paul – an out and out classic. I remember getting the ‘Homecoming Concert’ on video back in the day and loving ‘Bad Boy’ after hearing it on there. The 12″ I have has the (also excellent) Pablo Flores mix on it so look forward to hearing this one!


  13. woz Says:

    And my excitement continues! 🙂


  14. Richard Says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve heard this song, I’d forgotten how catchy it was especially with your rip sounding sooooo good! Thanks for another great one!


  15. oscar Says:

    hello friend you Bad Boy (Rubber-Club-Dub-Mix) mixed by Pablo Flores


  16. Stefano Says:

    Excellent 12 inch. MSM in their heyday! Thanks Paul.


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