Who Sang Bad Luck? Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass To Be True cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
length: 6:27
producer: Gamble & Huff
arranger: Bobby Martin
Some other versions of "Bad Luck"

Lyrics
Uh
Woo
Well, well

Look down-hearted and confused
Because lately you've been startin' to lose
Losin' out on everything you might try to do
Bad luck's there, it's got a hold on you

Losing money, `bout to lose your home
Done lost your woman and everything you own
Law of averages plainly states that chances go around
But if you want know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you down, yeah

(You got) Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Yes, uh)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck, bad luck (Bad)

Played a number `cause that number's hot stuff
But the bookies get you for every cent you've got
Walk around in a daze with your pockets bare
Go to see your woman and she ain't even there

Don't seem to give a whiz about it and all your trapped in time???
The more I think about it, I think you're `bout to lose your mind
Some people call it jinxed, some say it ain't my day, huh
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you way down

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Yes, uh)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck, bad luck (Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad)

One long week
Ooh, huh
Yeah, yeah
One more thing

Law of averages plainly states that chances go around
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you down
Down, down, down, down, down

Bad luck (Yes, uh)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Where Are All My Friends
  • 2 To Be True
  • 3 Pretty Flower
  • 4 Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
  • 5 Nobody Could Take Your Place
  • 6 Somewhere Down the Line
  • 7 Bad Luck
  • 8 It’s All Because of a Woman

  • Release information
    label: Philadelphia International Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin