The Trouble with Girls (song)

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"The Trouble with Girls"
Single by Scotty McCreery
from the album Clear as Day
Released August 30, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded June 2011
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label 19 Recordings/Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Chris Tompkins, Philip White
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Scotty McCreery singles chronology
"I Love You This Big"
"The Trouble with Girls"
"Water Tower Town"

"The Trouble with Girls" is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Philip White, and recorded by American recording artist and American Idol 's season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery. It was released in August 2011 as the second single from his debut album Clear as Day.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song mixed reviews, saying that the "heavy-handed production almost sabotages a fine performance." He later said "vulnerable and memorable." He gave the song three stars out of five.[1] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave it favorable reviews noting "you’ll be hearing this song quite a bit on your local country radio stations as it’s everything that “I Love You This Big” isn’t and proves that America got it right by voting Scotty as the next American Idol last spring." He gave the song four stars out of five.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

As of February 18, 2014, the song has sold 836,000 copies in the United States.[3] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on February 17, 2012.[4]


Chart (2011–2012) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 55
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 71

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States August 30, 2011 Radio airplay 19 Recordings, Inc