I’m in Love With the Girl I Can’t Live Without

What’s That Song?

If you guessed Bad Time by Grand Funk, you are correct!

Today’s Bill Campbell What’s That Song, written by Mark Farner, appeared on Grand Funk’s 1974 album, All the Girls in the World Beware!!! Reaching #4 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list in 1975, it was the group’s final single (of four) to reach to the Top 10 and final top 40 U.S. hit.

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Mark Farner, vocalist with Grand Funk at the time, wrote Bad Time while going through a divorce with his first wife. Farner recalls, “I was getting a divorce. My wife was in the kitchen throwing pans around while I was writing ‘Bad Time.’ It was quite emotional.” (Source of quote: An American Band: The Story of Grand Funk Railroad by Billy James)

Did you know…

Bad Time was recorded during the two-year period in which Grand Funk Railroad was known as simply Grand Funk. After the release of Bad Time, the group returned to the Grand Funk Railroad name.The B-side of the Bad Time 45 was Good and Evil.Bad Time peaked at #19 on New Zealand’s RIANZ list.In 1975 Bad Time ranked #61 on Billboard‘s Top 100, #76 on Cash Box Top 100, and #46 on Canada’s RPM list.Bad Time was covered byThe Jayhawks in 1995 (peaked at #40 on the UK SIngles Chart) and by Guns N’ Roses in the early 1990s.

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Bad Time

I’m in love with the girl that I’m talking aboutI’m in love with the girl I can’t live withoutI’m in love but I sure picked a bad timeTo be in loveTo be in love

Well, let her be somebody else’s queenI don’t want to know about itThere’s too many others that know what I meanAnd that’s why I got to live without it

I’m in love with the girl I’m talking aboutI’m in love with the girl I can’t live withoutI’m in love but I feel like I’m wearin’ it outI’m in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in love

All the stories coming back to meFrom my friends and the people I don’t want to seeThe things they say I know just couldn’t be trueAt least not until I hear it from you

‘Cause I still love the little girl I’m talking aboutI’m in love with the girl I can’t live withoutI’m in love but I feel like I’m wearin’ it outI’m in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in loveA bad time to be in love

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