Billie Eilish made a name for herself with the title “Bad Guy”, return to the song of the year 2019.
Billie Eilish is back soon with a new album of which she has already unveiled the cover and the release date, the opportunity for us to return to the title that launched her career. In March 2019, the singer unveils a single from her opus When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ?, entitled “Bad Guy” . The sound quickly became a hit and propelled her to the rank of the highest paid artists in the world at only 18 years old. Since then, Billie Eilish continues the hits and becomes the youngest singer to record an official James Bond theme with “No Time to Die”. So we decided to tell you all about the success around this hit, from the meaning of his words to his inspiration and his remix with Justin Bieber. You can discover it just below! And if not, Billie Eilish just unveiled a brand new track “Your Power” which you can see in our selection of clips of the week.
Meaning of the words
In “Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish talks about a seemingly mean boy. But as the music goes on, we understand that it is in fact, much more mean than him. In an interview with 102.7 KIIS-FM radio, the star explained: The original idea of the song was all of the people who need to pretend to be something that they’re actually not. Because when you say you are a certain way, you aren’t. often not. In general, I don’t have the impression that you can catch a bitch saying that she is a bitch “. She had also added to Rolling Stone magazine: “I’m not like that! But if someone can be wrong with everyone and try to prove that it is someone that they are not, then I can do it too “.
The Wizards of Waverly Place
Did you know ? To write the melody of “Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish was inspired by the music in the credits of a Disney Channel series she loves, Wizards of Waverly Place. And yes ! If you listen well you can recognize some notes. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, which you can watch just above, Selena Gomez, star of the series, was also very surprised by this news: “Oh my God! I love Billie! This is so cool!”.
Best-selling song of 2019
In 2020, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced in a statement that “Bad Guy” was the best-selling title of 2019 with 19.5 million downloads, streaming audio and video. But that’s not all ! The track also received the award from “Song of the Year” at the Grammys. Billie Eilish also won the “album of the year”, “revelation of the year” and “record of the year”, becoming the youngest artist to ever win in these categories since the inception of the Grammys.
The remix with Justin Bieber
Billie Eilish is a huge fan of Justin Bieber and she doesn’t hide it. And the young singer was able to realize her childhood dream by collaborating with the Canadian on the remix of her hit “Bad Guy” released in July 2019. Like what, everything is possible!