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We’re excited for it because it has a lot of different influences. It has this cool Latin vibe and even some Spanish thrown in there. We want to showcase everything we have. And we haven’t showcased the Latin side yet.
Sergio Calderon, talking about the How Badly single[1]


"How Badly" is the third single recorded by In Real Life, released via Hollywood Records on April 20, 2018. A few days prior, they teasingly gave an enigmatic tweet: "How badly do y'all want this new music?"[2][3] On April 26, 2018, the single was featured in Apple Music's "Best of the Week" Playlist.[4]

Background

The single has a mix of English and Spanish lyrics, which they dub as "Spanglish". The recording took five hours, which Brady commented on how "when a song naturally fits with an artist it becomes a lot easier and more natural to record."[5] They performed the song live at ¡Despierta América!, 97.3, and in many of their performances, including on the American Idol Tour and their headlining tour Tonight Belongs to You. In Real Life have also done a fan reaction video, which was uploaded on June 14, 2018. They had fans listen to the track, which was unreleased at the time.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Chance Perez and Drew Ramos]
Hello, hola
Right now you're speakin' my language
Hold up, lemme show ya
This how you talk in Spanglish
And I don't wanna be my heart without ya
And I hope when I see your face it all works out
Hold up, lemme show ya
That kind of look can be dangerous

[Chorus: All]
How badly do you want mi amor?
How badly do you want my love?
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough?
How badly do you want mi amor?
How badly do you need me in your life?
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough?

[Post-Chorus: Drew Ramos]
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly

[Verse 2: Conor Smith]
Now you can tell me that you wanna be the one for me
See, you can promise, but your word just ain't enough for me (ay)
Now this one you better keep 'cause I ain't playin' no games
No intersection on the street it's gotta go both ways
I'm tryin' to stay in my lane, pero te quiero de más
Quisiera ser el que te gusta, mami, dime no más (hey)
I just want your affection, but all you seek is attention (oh)
Baby-girl I only got one question, let me know how

[Chorus: All]
How badly do you want mi amor?
How badly do you want my love?
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough?
How badly do you want mi amor?
How badly do you need me in your life?
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough?

[Post-Chorus: Drew Ramos]
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly
 
[Bridge: Sergio Calderon, Brady Tutton, and Chance Perez]
Hello, hola
Right now you're speakin' my language
Hold up, lemme show ya
This how you talk in Spanglish
And I don't wanna be my heart without ya
And I hope when I see your face it all works out
Hold up, lemme show ya
That kind of look can be dangerous (dangerous, dangerous, dangerous...)
No...

[Chorus: All]
How badly do you want mi amor? (want mi amor)
How badly do you want my love?
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough? (is this enough?)
How badly do you want mi amor? (no, woah)
How badly do you need me in your life? (you want my love)
Dime más, dime más
Is it enough?

[Post-Chorus: Drew Ramos and All]
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly (yeah, baby)
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly (oh, so bad)
Oh my, I want you so bad (oh, I want you so bad)
Oh my, I want you so badly (yeah, baby)
Oh my, I want you so bad
Oh my, I want you so badly

Download/Streaming

Download: http://hollywoodrecs.co/HowBadlyDL
Streaming: http://hollywoodrecs.co/HowBadly

Videos

References

  1. @fusetv (April 19, 2018) — via Twitter.
  2. @inreallife (April 20, 2018) — via Instagram.
  3. @InRealLife (April 17, 2018) — via Twitter.
  4. @InRealLife (April 2018) — via Twitter.
  5. "Exclusive: In Real Life on Handling Fame and Friendship". Stage Right Secrets. June 12, 2018.
v eDiscography
Albums
Singles
Eyes Closed · Tattoo (How 'Bout You) · How Badly · Tonight Belongs to You · Got Me Good · Crazy AF · Somebody Like You · Hurt for Long · California Christmas
EPs
Feel This Christmas ⧸ I'll Be Home For Christmas
Covers
Amnesia · Despacito · Drag Me Down · Finesse · Good Things Fall Apart · Havana · Jealous · Mirrors · That's What I Like · The Show Goes On · Viva La Vida
Other
Unreleased
Someone Like You
Collaborations/Featured
Carry On · How Much
Raps/Remixes
Do or Die · Lucky You · My Love
Solo Songs
Hold You Down · How Long · Lighten Up · My Dawgs · Not Sorry · Let's Runaway · No Regrets · Shine · Sometimes · Want You To Know
Solo Covers
18 · 7 Years · A Puro Dolor · All of Me · All of the Stars · Beautiful · Boyfriend · Can't Stop the Feeling! · Cold · Cold Water · Cool · Darte un Beso · El Proximo Viernes · Familiar · Flicker · Get You · Hallelujah · I'm So Tired... (Undecided) · I Feel It Coming · If I Could Fly · Lay Me Down · Let It Go · Little Red Corvette · Moneda · Night Changes · No Me Doy por Vencido · Say You Won't Let Go · Sing · Soarin · Stay · Sweet Creature · This Town · Three Empty Words · We Don't Talk Anymore · Ya Me Enteré · Youth
Boy Band
Stand by Me · A Little More · Somebody to Love · Stay with Me · On Bended Knee · That's What I Like · Stay · There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back · Despacito · Rolling in the Deep · Don't Let Me Down · Uptown Girl · Livin' on a Prayer · True Colors · Can't Take My Eyes Off You · Earned It · How Far I'll Go · I Don't Want to Miss a Thing · See You Again · Since U Been Gone · Without You · Jealous · Titanium · Fighter · The Edge of Glory · Shape of You · I'm Not the Only One · Pillowtalk · Can't Hold Us · Man in the Mirror