Bad Company landed right around where I expected. Fortunately, I snatched some of my dad’s old vinyl records before my mother donated them to the Salvation Army (wish, this still pains me). I managed to get Straight Shooter and Run With the Pack. Along with the greatest hits CD, I had a decent view of Bad Company (hits and full albums).
During the ranking process, I did find myself gaining a great appreciation for Paul Rodgers (a really likable guy in interviews). I also came to know that Bad Company was a ‘super-group’ of sorts. There wasn’t a ton of information out there on the band, but the few videos and interviews I found were interesting enough.
Besides having some killer songs (“Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star”), the most valuable thing from ranking Bad Company came from the names I found in the discovery phase. I knew about Free and Mott the Hoople, but it was nice to hear about and find some new acts. Take a look at some of the finds over the last month (Discoveries October, November, December).
Change in the Ranking
Bad Company moved from #15 in 2007 to #13 (present).
Did they dethrone any big names? Not really.
Bad Company is just that – a middle act that scored well but won’t hit that top 10. At the end of the day, they will probably rest easy in the 30’s – and that is super respectable.
Read my full breakdown on Bad Company
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