She's Tight

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"She's Tight"
Cheaptricksingle-shestight.jpeg
Single by Cheap Trick
from the album One on One
B-side "All I Really Want to Do"
Released September 1982[1]
Format 7" single
Genre Rock
Length 2:59
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Rick Nielsen
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
Cheap Trick singles chronology
"I Want You"
(1982)
"She's Tight"
(1982)
"Saturday at Midnight"
(1983)

"I Want You"
(1982)
"She's Tight"
(1982)
"Saturday at Midnight"
(1983)
Alternative Cover
Dutch cover of "She's Tight"
Dutch cover of "She's Tight"

"She's Tight" is a song by the American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1982 as the third single from their studio album One on One. It was written by guitarist Rick Nielsen and produced by Roy Thomas Baker.[1] It reached No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.[2]

A music video was filmed to promote the single, which received regular airing on MTV.[3][4] The band also performed the song on the show Laugh Trax, along with "Saturday at Midnight".[5][6]

The single's B-side, "All I Really Want to Do", was a non-album track exclusive to the single. It was written by Nielsen and would later appear on the 1996 box-set Sex, America, Cheap Trick.[7]

A live version of "She's Tight" was performed at the band's 25th anniversary concert in Rockford, Illinois during 1999. The performance saw Brant rejoining Cheap Trick on stage to play bass on the track, along with "If You Want My Love". The concert was later released in 2001 as Silver.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described the song as being "good and sleazy".[9] Christopher Connelly of Rolling Stone said the song was a "spirited, though moderated, rocker," and remarked on the similarity of the song's guitar part to Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else."[10]

John Serba, entertainment reporter and film critic for MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press, describes it as his all-time favorite Cheap Trick song, praising the keyboard and guitar riffs (which he claims "would rot Elvis Costello's teeth"), the beat, and the call and response.[11] In the 2007 book Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide, a section on Cheap Trick featured reviews on the top 20 stand-out tracks from the band. "She's Tight" was included, with the author John M. Borack writing: "Guitar riffs don't come any simpler than this one, but the keyboard squiggles, horny lyrics and head-bobbing rhythms on this one are undeniably fun."[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 65

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "She's Tight" – 2:59
  2. "All I Really Want to Do" – 2:27
7" single (Dutch release)
  1. "She's Tight" – 2:59
  2. "All I Really Want to Do" – 2:27

Personnel[edit]

Cheap Trick
Additional personnel
  • Roy Thomas Baker – producer
  • Ian Taylor – engineer
  • Paul Klingberg – assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Michael Kennedy – photographer

Cover versions[edit]

"She's Tight"
She's Tight.jpg
Single by Steel Panther
from the album Lower the Bar
Released 2016
Format Digital download
Genre Rock
Length 2:59
Label Open E Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Rick Nielsen
Steel Panther singles chronology
"Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World"
(2013)
"She's Tight"
(2016)

"Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World"
(2013)
"She's Tight"
(2016)
  • In 1997, the Atlanta all-girl band Catfight! covered the song as the B-side of their second single, "Panic Attack".
  • In 2000, the song was covered by Taime Downe for the Cheap Trick tribute album Cheap Dream: A Tribute to Cheap Trick.[13]
  • In 2016, American rock band Steel Panther covered the song for their album Lower the Bar (2017). The track features Robin Zander, who also made a cameo appearance in the music video.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cheap Trick - She's Tight / All I Really Want To Do - Epic - USA - 34-03233". 45cat. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ a b "Cheap Trick Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ "Still Competition: The Listener's Guide to Cheap Trick - Robert Lawson - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  4. ^ "Silver - Cheap Trick | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  5. ^ "Saturday At Midnight - Cheap Trick - from Laugh Trax 1982". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  6. ^ "She's Tight - Cheap Trick - from Laugh Trax 1982". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  7. ^ "Cheap Trick - Sex, America, Cheap Trick at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  8. ^ "Cheap Trick - Silver at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  9. ^ Erlewine, S.T. "One on One". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  10. ^ Connelly, C. (July 8, 1992). "One on One". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  11. ^ Serba, J. (June 22, 2012). "Cheap Trick: Celebrating the band's 8 greatest earworms, in anticipation of its impending Van Andel Arena concert". Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  12. ^ Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide - John M. Borack - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  13. ^ Campbell, A. "Cheap Dream: A Tribute to Cheap Trick". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  14. ^ "Steel Panther - She's Tight, A." YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-30.

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