She's Trouble

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"She's Trouble"
She's Trouble - Musical Youth.jpg
Song by Musical Youth
from the album Different Style!
B-side"Yard Stylee" (US)
"Tell Jack" (UK)
ReleasedDecember 1983 (US)
Format7" single
Recorded1983
GenreReggae, pop rock[1]
Length3:09
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Billy Livsey, Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin
Producer(s)Peter Collins
Music video
"She's Trouble" (Musical Youth) on YouTube

"She's Trouble", also known as "Trouble", is a song by Michael Jackson, recorded in 1981 and originally written for his Thriller LP.[2][3] However, Jackson's original version was an outtake and therefore never released, either as a single or an album cut.[4]

Musical Youth cover[edit]

In 1984, the song was made into a hit by Musical Youth.[5][6] Musical Youth's rendition of the song reached number 65 on the US Billboard Hot 100, their second and last single to chart, after "Pass the Dutchie", which reached number 10 in early 1983,[7] and number 56 on Cash Box during the winter of 1984.[8] It also charted in Canada, peaking at number 43.[9] On the U.S. R&B chart, "She's Trouble" reached number 25.[10]

"She's Trouble" also charted in the UK, albeit very minorly. It was the third of five singles released from their LP in the UK, the first four of which charted. It was the only charting single from the LP in North America.

Other cover versions[edit]

The song was also covered by Michael Lovesmith.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983-84) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[12] 43
UK (OCC) 87
US Billboard Hot 100[13][14] 65
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[15] 25
US Cash Box Top 100[16] 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/musical-youth-mn0000935413
  2. ^ Halstead 2007, p. 1.
  3. ^ Collier, Aldore. Michael Jackson tries to keep career from crumbling as he fights addiction to painkiller drugs and charges of child molestation. Jet. Retrieved March 12, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Halstead, Craig (2007). Michael Jackson: For the Record. Authors OnLine. ISBN 978-0-7552-0267-6.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ http://song-database.com/artist.php?aid=1942
  7. ^ http://song-database.com/artist.php?aid=1942
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, February 18, 1984". Archived from the original on June 1, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ RPM 50 Singles, January 21, 1984
  10. ^ Billboard Hot R&B songs, February 18, 1984
  11. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Musical-Youth-Shes-Trouble/release/1202986
  12. ^ RPM 50 Singles, January 21, 1984
  13. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  14. ^ http://song-database.com/artist.php?aid=1942
  15. ^ Billboard Hot R&B songs, February 18, 1984
  16. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, February 18, 1984". Archived from the original on June 1, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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