Some of the songs on the soundtrack to "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" include "Rock Steady," "Tears of Pain" and "Playboy." Other songs on the soundtrack include "I Can Do Bad," "Good Woman Down" and "Oh Lord I Want You to Help Me."
"I Can Do Bad All by Myself," like other films directed by Tyler Perry, features a heavy emphasis on African-American culture. As such, many of the songs on the film's soundtrack are written and performed by black artists, such as "Tears of Pain," by Ruthie Foster, and "Rock Steady," written by Aretha Franklin and performed by Cheryl Pepsii Riley. Riley also recorded a version of traditional song "Oh Lord I Want You to Help Me," alongside Marvin L. Winans.
The soundtrack to "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" also features songs from a number of iconic musicians. Some of these songs include "The Need to Be," by Gladys Knight, "Good Woman Down," by Mary J. Blige, and "Just Don't Wanna Know/Over It Now," by Knight and Winans. Other songs on the soundtrack include "H.D.Y," "Indigo Blues" and "Lovers Heat," all of which were written Ronnie Garrett and Herman Johnson and performed by Club Indigo Band.