Troublemaker (Taio Cruz song)

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"Troublemaker"
Taio Cruz - Troublemaker.jpg
Single by Taio Cruz
from the album TY.O and The Fast Hits
Released December 9, 2011
Format
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 3:40
Label Island
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Taio Cruz
  • Carl Falk
  • Rami Yacoub
  • Steve Angello
Taio Cruz singles chronology
"Hangover"
(2011)
"Troublemaker"
(2011)
"There She Goes"
(2012)
"Hangover"
(2011)
"Troublemaker"
(2011)
"There She Goes"
(2012)

"Troublemaker" is an electropop song by English singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, released as the second single from his third studio album, TY.O. It was released in Germany on December 9, 2011, before being released in the United Kingdom as the album's lead single on January 1, 2012. The song was written and produced by Cruz, Steve Angello, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk. Cruz performed the song on The Voice of Germany on January 27, 2012.

Background[edit]

In an interview with Billboard, Cruz claimed that fans could expect more uptempo dance tracks on his then-forthcoming album. He explained: "The new album will be out before Christmas. We'll have had a couple of singles before then, too. It's definitely going to be more of the uptempo, fun, energetic vibe that you've heard on 'Break Your Heart', 'Higher' and 'Dynamite'. There are also a few guests on the album – David Guetta and Ludacris, just to name two – but we have a couple more on there that will be big surprises."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for Troublemaker was illegally leaked to YouTube on October 7, 2011, without an official premiere. The video features Cruz performing the song in a warehouse, surrounded by a series of female dancers against a white background. The clip also sees two Lamborghini Gallardos crash head first into a concrete wall, while Cruz performs the track in between them. The video lasts for a total length of four minutes and two seconds. The video was removed just hours after its leak, but was officially reinstated on November 10, 2011.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • German CD single[3]
  1. "Troublemaker" - 3:40
  2. "Troublemaker" (DJ Wonder Remix) - 4:27
  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Troublemaker" - 3:40
  2. "Troublemaker" (DJ Wonder Remix) - 4:27
  3. "Troublemaker" (Vato Gonzalez Remix) - 5:04
  4. "Troublemaker" (JWLS Remix) - 5:51

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Germany[23] December 9, 2011 CD single, digital download[24]
United Kingdom[25] January 1, 2012 Digital download

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taio Cruz promises "fun, energetic" new album". www.digitalspy.co.uk/. 
  2. ^ TaioCruzVEVO (10 November 2011). "Taio Cruz - Troublemaker" – via YouTube. 
  3. ^ "Troublemaker" – via Amazon. 
  4. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store.". 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – Taio Cruz Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 04, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Taio Cruz search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-01-14". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Taio Cruz – Troublemaker". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-01-14" UK R&B Chart.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-01-14" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Taio Cruz Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2012" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Taio Cruz; 'Troublemaker')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  22. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Taio Cruz; 'Troublemaker')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  23. ^ "Troublemaker" – via Amazon. 
  24. ^ "'Troublemaker (Remixes) - EP' van Taio Cruz op Apple Music". 
  25. ^ "Troublemaker (2011) - Taio Cruz - High Quality Music Downloads - 7digital United Kingdom". 9 December 2015.