Bad Luck (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes song)

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"Bad Luck"
Single by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
from the album To Be True
A-side "Bad Luck (Part 1)"
B-side "Bad Luck (Part 2)"
Released February 1975
Genre Soul, Disco
Length 3:10 (single version)
6:29 (full-length version)
Label Philadelphia International
Songwriter(s) Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead
Producer(s) Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes singles chronology
"Where Are All My Friends"
"Bad Luck"
"Hope That We Can Be Together Soon"
"Where Are All My Friends"
"Bad Luck
(Part 1)
"Hope That We Can Be Together Soon"

"Bad Luck" (Part 1) is a 1975 disco/R&B/pop single by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. The single was a number one Disco/Dance hit for eleven weeks.[1] On the soul chart "Bad Luck" went to #4 and also peaked at #15 on the Hot 100.[2] The song was featured in the 2000 film Next Friday.

Chart positions

Charts (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Disco Action chart 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 173. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 393. 

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Preceded by
"Hijack" by Herbie Mann
Billboard Disco Action number-one single
March 8, 1975 – May 17, 1975
Succeeded by
"Ease on Down the Road" by Consumer Rapport

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