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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, dubbed as "Spanglish". The recording took five hours, which Tutton 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 first headline tour, Tonight Belongs to You. In Real Life have also done a fan reaction video, which was uploaded to YouTube on June 14, 2018. They had fans listen to the track, which was unreleased at the time.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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

References

  1. "Fuse TV". April 19, 2018 — via Twitter.
  2. "In Real Life". April 20, 2018 — via Instagram.
  3. "In Real Life". April 17, 2018 — via Twitter.
  4. "In Real Life". April 2018 — via Twitter.
  5. "Exclusive: In Real Life on Handling Fame and Friendship". Stage Right Secrets. June 12, 2018.
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Members
Brady Tutton · Chance Perez · Drew Ramos · Sergio Calderon · Michael Conor
Personnel
John Clubb · Louis Coppola · Thomas Crane
Opening acts
Spencer Sutherland · JAGMAC · Elle Winter · Asher Angel · Jenna Raine
Discography
Albums
She Do
EPs
Feel This Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas
Singles
"Eyes Closed" · "Eyes Closed (Acoustic)" · "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" · "How Badly" · "Tattoo (How 'Bout You) (Acoustic)" · "Tonight Belongs to You" · "Got Me Good" · "Crazy AF" · "Somebody Like You" · "Hurt for Long" · "California Christmas"
Unreleased songs
"Someone Like You"
Solo songs
"Hold You Down" · "How Long" · "Lighten Up" · "Not Sorry"
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"
Appearances
Radio
iHeartRadio · Radio Disney · Zach Sang Show
Award shows
AMAs · Kids' Choice Awards · Teen Choice Awards · VMAs
Television shows
Boy Band · ¡Despierta América! · El Gordo y la Flaca · Good Morning America · Jimmy Kimmel Live! · Live with Kelly and Ryan · TRL
Events
103.7 The Q Night at the Fair · Arthur Ashe Kids Day · Club Splash · Hot Summer Blast Off · ipsy Gen Beauty · Jingle Ball Village · K-FEST · Kidtopia · Kiss the Summer Hello · LovePup Family Fest · Maxwell's Pool Party · Next Big Thing · Q Summer Jam · Silent Disco · Starlight Children's Foundation · Summer In The City · Summer Jam · Summer Kickoff Concert · Summer of Z · Summer Slam · Summer Smash · Summerfest · T.J. Martell Family Day · Z Summer Concert Series
Performances
Destiny USA · Midland Mall · Minneapolis Convention Center · Packo's at the Park · The Basement at Oskar Blues · Planet Hollywood · Serramonte Center · Southern Park Mall · The Roxy · Universal CityWalk
Tours
American Idol Tour Live! 2018 · Tonight Belongs to You Tour · For U Tour

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