Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

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"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
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Single by Spin Doctors
from the album Pocket Full of Kryptonite
B-side
  • "What Time Is It?" (Live)
  • "Freeway of Plains" (Live) [sic][1]
ReleasedOctober 17, 1992[2]
RecordedSeptember 1990
GenreAlternative rock[3], funk rock
Length3:50
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Spin Doctors
Producer(s)Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors singles chronology
"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
(1992)
"Two Princes"
(1993)

"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" is a song by American rock group Spin Doctors. It was released in October 1992 as the lead single from their 1991 debut album Pocket Full of Kryptonite.[2] Live versions of "What Time Is It?" and "Freeway of the Plains" (mistakenly titled "Freeway of Plains" on the single) were included as its B-side.[1] The single reached number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It also reached number five in New Zealand, its highest national chart position anywhere, and ended 1993 as the country's 41st best-selling single.

Background and writing[edit]

During a 2011 performance for National Public Radio's World Cafe, lead singer Chris Barron commented that despite popular belief that the song was about an ex-girlfriend, it was actually written about his former stepmother.[4] On August 10, 2019, Barron tweeted confirmation of this, adding that his stepmother told him he'd be a janitor and live in the basement of a school playing guitar for the rats.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
No.TitleLength
1."Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"3:56
2."What Time Is It? (Live)"7:53
3."Freeway of the Plains (Live)"6:12

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic describes the song as "incessantly catchy".[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered in December 1992.[7]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spin Doctors Single Releases". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Marotta, Michael (July 7, 2014). "So… the fucking Spin Doctors are playing a free show at City Hall Plaza this week". Vanyaland. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong by Spin Doctors". Songfacts. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite". AllMusic. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Spin Doctors: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". Internet Movie Database. IMDb. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1836." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (26. mars–1. apríl)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). March 25, 1993. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 1993" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Spin Doctors Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "Spin Doctors Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "Spin Doctors Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "End of Year Charts 1993". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.