Mamma Knows Best

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"Mamma Knows Best"
Song by Jessie J from the album Who You Are
Length 3:15
Label Lava
Producer Ashton Thomas
Who You Are track listing
"Do It Like a Dude"
"Mamma Knows Best"

"Mamma Knows Best" is a song by British singer-songwriter Jessie J, from her debut studio album Who You Are. Written by Jessica Cornish, Ashton Thomas and produced by same.[1] The song peaked at number 59 in UK Singles Chart.[2]

Background and composition[edit]

This is one of the old school tracks that's stuck with me for five years. I feel like this song has helped my career as it was the YouTube video that first helped me get noticed.

Jessie J[3]

The song was written by Jessie J, Ashton Thomas and produced by same.[4] This big-band work out was one of the first songs written by Jessie J and the first one that brought her to people's attention.


Critical response[edit]

"Mamma Knows Best" received generally positive reviews from critics. Mike Diver from BBC, said: "Mamma Knows Best" brings a big-band-trapped-in-a-synthesizer sound to the fore, more Pixie Lott than Ain't No Other Man-period Christina Aguilera.[5] It had a remarkable attention by many people because of "the crazy high vocal range" she demonstrates not only in the recorded track of her album, but also during live performances, that is why it has been acclaimed by many critics.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, "Mamma Knows Best" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 59 on 7 April 2012 for one week.[2]

Live performances[edit]

Jessie J performed the song on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. Jessie J performed "Mamma Knows Best" live from Don Hill's in NYC as part of VEVO's LIFT showcase.[6] On 13 March 2011 she performed the song on Saturday Night Live.[7] On 3 June 2011 hit the stage on Britain's Got Talent.[8] On 12 April, Jessie J performed the song at BET's.[9][dubious ], and on 13/03/2011 she performed it at MTV Push.[10] A homemade video posted by Jessie on your account on YouTube helped promote it.[11]

Cover versions[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[1]


Chart (2012) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 59


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