Ranking Update 16.0 – Bad Company

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.

They pushed America and CSN(Y) back. At this point, we have established that CSNY was overvalued in 2007 and will continue to find these middle acts taking over.

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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