The Trouble with Girls (song)

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"The Trouble with Girls"
Single by Scotty McCreery
from the album Clear as Day
ReleasedAugust 30, 2011
FormatDigital download
RecordedJune 2011
Label19 Recordings/Mercury Nashville
Producer(s)Mark Bright
Scotty McCreery singles chronology
"I Love You This Big"
"The Trouble with Girls"
"Water Tower Town"

"The Trouble with Girls" is a song written by Chris Tompkins and Philip White, and recorded by American recording artist and American Idol 's season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery. It was released in August 2011 as the second single from his debut album Clear as Day.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song mixed reviews, saying that the "heavy-handed production almost sabotages a fine performance." He later said "vulnerable and memorable." He gave the song three stars out of five.[1] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave it favorable reviews noting "you’ll be hearing this song quite a bit on your local country radio stations as it’s everything that “I Love You This Big” isn’t and proves that America got it right by voting Scotty as the next American Idol last spring." He gave the song four stars out of five.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

As of February 18, 2014, the song has sold 836,000 copies in the United States.[3] It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on November 11, 2014.[4]


Chart (2011–12) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 55
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 71


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 836,000[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States August 30, 2011 Radio airplay 19 Recordings, Inc


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  3. ^ a b "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 21, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Scotty McCreery Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Scotty McCreery Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Scotty McCreery – The Trouble with Girls". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.