Although George Thorogood was noted for his takes on old blues tunes, he penned this one himself (though obviously influenced by songs like Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" and the Muddy Waters tune "Mannish Boy.") In movies, this guitar-heavy song about a heart-breaking alpha male is often played in scenes where someone is preparing to kick butt. But Thorogood insisted the song's character was pure fiction. "Let's face it: Nobody's bad to the bone, except for maybe Errol Flynn, James Bond -- fantasy people that Hollywood created -- and that's what that thing is all about," he said.
Bad to the Bone
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