Ne-Yo fared much better on “The Way You Make Me Feel.” It allowed him to drop the hard-edged swagger and just belt out the pop gem. But again, we don’t know if it was the band or the unenthusiastic backing vocals, but the overall spectacle felt a little limp. But here it wasn’t Ne-Yo’s fault.
Ne-Yo, “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Though Bad‘s 25th anniversary is today (Aug. 31), the celebration will continue all year. The four-disc edition Bad 25 is out September 17, and it includes a Bad tour concert DVD, new remixes and unreleased recordings. Spike Lee’s documentary about the making of the original album and its lasting impact will air on ABC on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22). And, of course, you could always listen to the original LP and watch the nine videos it spawned.