Dirty Diana was a U.S. No.1 and was the fifth single to be lifted from the "Bad" album and was released in April 1988. The song was the album's fifth consecutive single to peak at number one on the U.S. Hot 100. In the UK the song peaked at #4.

The Bad album sold 500,000 units within the first five days in the UK and eventually sold 3.9 million units acheiving an incredible 13x Platinum.

It was originally thought that Dirty Diana was written to make fun of Michael Jackson's close friend Diana Ross. However, this was later denied, as were rumours that the song was about Princess Diana.

This video features Jackson performing "Dirty Diana" live in 1988

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