Oops, Oh No!

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"Oops, Oh No!"
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Single by La Toya Jackson and Cerrone
Released September 22, 1986
Format 12" single, 7" single
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:50
Label Palass Records, Music of Life
Songwriter(s) Cerrone, Donnell Spencer, Nick Mundy
Producer(s) Simon Harris (Remix)
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Imagination"
(1986) Imagination1986
"Oops, Oh No!"
(1986) Oops, Oh No!1986
"Yes, I'm Ready"
(1987) Yes, I'm Ready1987
Cerrone singles chronology
"Where You Are
(1985) String Module Error: Match not found1985
"Oops, Oh No!"
(1986) Oops, Oh No!1986
"Way In"
(1990) Way In1990
Cover for Jackson's 1991 solo version release
Cover for Jackson's 1991 solo version release

"Oops, Oh No!" is a single by American singer La Toya Jackson and French disco singer Cerrone. It was released in 1986 as a 7" and 12" single. The song was remixed by British producer Simon Harris in 1986 and was the second release on his Music of Life label.

Song information[edit]

Cerrone initially contacted Jackson's management with a song called "Talk to Me", which Jackson declined as it sounded too much like something sister Janet would record. "Talk To Me" was later released by Chico DeBarge. Cerrone offered Jackson “Oops” which she preferred as it was a "funky and danceable" track with a clever title.[1]

"Oops, Oh No!" held the number 89 position on Billboard's Black Singles Chart for a fortnight from the week ending November 22 to the week ending November 29, 1986.[2][3]

In 1991, the song was remixed without Cerrone's vocals in the Netherlands and was released under Jackson's name only. It peaked at #41 on the Dutch pop charts and #30 on Dutch dance charts. This re-release project probably came to life due to Jackson's huge popularity in the Netherlands in 1991. No official release was scheduled at that time, so the remix was quickly produced by a small Dutch record label.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Black Singles Chart 89
Chart (1991) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 41
Dutch Mega Dance Top 30 30

Mixes[edit]

1986 version[edit]

  • Oops Oh No! (Single version) 4:10
  • Oops Oh No! (Full 12" version) 5:35
  • Oops Oh No! (Instrumental version) 4:12
  • Oops Oh No! (Dub version) 3:45
  • Oops Oh No! (A cappella version) 0:40
  • Oops Oh No! (LP version) 4:10

1991 version[edit]

  • Short version (La Toya version only)
  • The Ultimate Mix (La Toya version only)
  • The Piano (La Toya version only)
  • The Rhythm (La Toya version only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "She Oops to Conquer" Blues & Soul
  2. ^ 'Hot Black Singles' Billboard November 22, 1986
  3. ^ 'Hot Black Singles' Billboard November 29, 1986